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Payroll and Benefits Controller

Employer: Horsham District Council

  • Reference: CR1235
  • Published on: Tue 11/07/2017 10:10 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 26/07/2017 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week. Applications are also invited from those wishing to work part-time – minimum of 30 hours a week. .
  • Salary: £28,485 – £30,785 pa depending on experience
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex

We are currently recruiting for a permanent Payroll and Benefits Controller within Horsham District Council’s Finance Department. You will be responsible for the administration and processing of all payroll documentation, mileage and subsistence claims and ensuring accuracy and compliance with payroll legislation. You will work closely with the Council’s payroll provider, carrying out appropriate reconciliations of payroll data and answer queries from employees and departmental managers.

You will also implement and manage the pension auto-enrolment scheme to ensure the Council is compliant with the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and the Pension Regulator. You will also keep up to date with changes in pension legislation and the LGPS and be the contact point for liaison with West Sussex County Council pension department.

The ideal candidate will be educated to a minimum of A-level standard and / or be AAT part qualified and / or have the relevant experience of working within the payroll environment and using computerised payroll systems. Working knowledge of SAP and awareness of public sector payroll is desirable but not essential.

You will be a motivated team player with effective communication skills, with a good attention to detail while working under time constraints. We are a dynamic and innovative local authority, proud of being a high performing district council. Key to our success is our commitment to team working and ongoing development of our engaged workforce, who all share in the delivery of the organisation’s values and corporate objectives.

The district of Horsham is a beautiful place, consistently rated as one of the best places in the Country to live and to work. Horsham District Council also encourages flexible working. Your hours could be worked flexibly over the week / month, in line with the monthly payroll cycle.

Should you wish to know more about the role before applying, please contact the Principal Accountant on 01403 215309 or the Head of Finance on 01403 215302 during office hours.

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