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Payroll Officer


  • Salary:
  • Location: Chester
  • Contract: Permanent

I am currently recruiting for a Payroll Officer for one of my clients in Chester. The role will be working within the Accounts department; Collating and processing information from factory attendance systems in order to pay employees in line with company and statutory regulations. The role is offering flexible working hours to the successful candidate; either Monday – Thursday or Monday – Thursday with a half day on Friday – both with 45 minutes lunch.

The successful candidate will have experience with Sage Payroll, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook. Knowledge of Sage 200 and time logging systems (Focus) would be desirable along with year end payroll reporting experience – this is however not essential. You will be self motivated, numerate and have a high attention to detail to succeed in the role. You will be willing to assist other areas of the accounts function eg Purchase Ledger when required.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily verification of hours worked by shop floor employees (circa 100)
  • Weekly collation of data into payroll systems
  • Ensuring information is converted into pay details – creations of payslips and initiation of payments into accounts
  • Completion of internal daily/weekly/monthly attendance an payroll reports with adherence to GDPR rules
  • Reconciliation and payment of statutory deductions to relevant bodies
  • Entry of payroll impact into company financial records

Essential Skills:

  • Sage payroll
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Self motivated and driven
  • Numerate with good attention to detail

Desirable Skills:

  • Time logging systems (focus)
  • Sage line 200
  • Year end payroll reporting

Keywords: Sage, Payroll, focus, purchase ledger, payslips


 Unfortunately due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 48 hours please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies

We are acting on behalf of the client as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy

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