Payroll Officer

Payroll Officer

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust (DLPT) is looking to recruit an experienced Payroll Officer to join a multi-academy trust and support the HR Team.

You will be responsible for all payroll related tasks. You will be responsible for collecting and reviewing employee information and working hours, calculating wages, preparing and processing employee payments, and maintaining accurate payroll records.

Key Responsibilities Include

Preparation of all company payrolls, to set tight deadlines.
To investigate and resolve payroll issues and ensure strict compliance with company and regulatory standards
Entering data into payroll and administrative databases and software programmes
Maintaining accurate records of payroll documentation and transactions.
Performing account balance and payroll reconciliations.
Preparing financial reports for accounting and auditing purposes.
Preparing periodic payroll reports for review by management.
Review payroll prior to sign off, highlighting anomalies and investigating discrepancies.
Assist with month end procedures including submission of Tax and NICs, 3rdparty reporting.
Reconciliation of all payroll transactions and working closely with our Finance Department.
Reporting, reconciliation and payment of 3rd party supplier payments including to Courts and Pensions provider.
Work closely with HR function to ensure continued improvement of processes and continuity of data transfer to Payroll.
Issuing tax forms (P45s for leavers, P60 at the end of financial year), updating system with new tax codes with the Paye coding notice from HMRC

Desirable Skills and Qualities Required:
• Experience in working in payroll or a similar role
• Experience with BPS and Edupay.
• Working knowledge of basic accounting principles and payroll practices
• Experience working with accounting and payroll software.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong organisational and time management skills.
• High numerical aptitude
• Detail oriented
• Experience with LGPS pensions and experience within the educational sector.

Duration of Post Fixed Term. One year only with potential extension.
Work Commitment 41 weeks (term time only)
Hours 37 hrs per week
Salary Range Salary Scale (Point 13 £22,021.00 FTE (£19,713.03 pro rata).
Start Immediate start

Closing date Midday on 21st February 2020

Interviews Tuesday 25th February 2020

Terms and Conditions

The employer for this post is The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust.

If you would like to apply for this position, please submit a completed application form and a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position to or by post for the attention of Mrs Sarah O’Callaghan, HR Manager.

Job description and application forms are available on our website:

If you would value an exploratory conversation, please contact Sarah O’Callaghan HR Manager on the email address above or directly on 01480 479 860.

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment. The post is subject to enhanced DBS checks.
The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust is a charitable multi-academy trust (MAT) specialising in the Primary sector. We are building a thriving community of schools that succeed on behalf of their children. The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust Family of Academies currently incorporates Middlefield, Winhills, Round House, Great Staughton and Kimbolton Academies. As such, joining our MAT means joining an organisation with an array of career opportunities that span five different locations.

School website:
Staff category
Support Staff
Closing date
Friday 21 February 2020
School name
The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust
CEO Mrs Susannah Connell
DfE school no.
Andrew Road Eynesbury St Neots Cambs
PE19 2QE
01480 277490
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