Payroll Assistant/Officer

  • Job Reference: VP8AE2E949
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2024
  • Recruiter: SCL Education Group
  • Location: REMOTE
  • Salary: £28,000
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Payroll Assistant/Officer to assist in all activities regarding the management of employee compensation in the company. You will undertake a variety of tasks such as entering payroll information, calculating wages and making payments.

An excellent payroll assistant/officer has great understanding of the concept of confidentiality and the highest level of attention to detail. You will be experienced in entering data and will have exceptional mathematical skills to make the necessary calculations. The ideal candidate will be a thorough professional with good communication abilities.

The goal is to carry out all payroll procedures with speed and accuracy.


  • Manage compensation packages using payroll software.
  • Collect and verify timekeeping information for all employees.
  • Calculate pay according to hours worked.
  • Calculate bonuses and commissions when appropriate.
  • Manage and calculate taxes and deductions.
  • Initiate periodical payments timely either by preparing and administering checks or making direct deposits through a bank payment system.
  • Issues statements and invoices and maintain records.
  • Update paper and electronic payroll records by entering adjustments on pay rates, employee status changes etc.
  • Calculate unemployment and severance payments.
  • Deal with complaints and questions regarding payroll from employees and upper management
  • Investigate and resolve any discrepancies in payroll.
  • Prepare and submit reports with payroll information to manager.

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as payroll assistant or working within a payroll team.
  • Familiarity or some experience with general accounting principles.
  • Experience in data collection, entry and reporting with great attention to detail and confidentiality.
  • Solid knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and regulations.
  • Computer savvy with working knowledge of relevant software. Sage Payroll in particular, would be advantageous.
  • Exquisite numerical skills, with at least 2 years in house payroll experience.
  • Outstanding organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication abilities with aptitude in problem-solving.