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Payroll Assistant & Interim Payroll Migration Project Manager
  • Employer: Kemnal Academies Trust
  • Reference: KAT/19/113519
  • Published: Fri 01/11/2019, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 15/11/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,000 - £33,625 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Kent

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Payroll Assistant & Interim Payroll Migration Project Manager

Basis: Fixed Term (12 months with possibility to
Hours per week: 37
Weeks per year: 52
Salary: £30,000 - £33,625


  • To give general support and advice on financial and payroll issues to colleagues in TKAT and the academies as and when required to do so.
  • To motivate and facilitate teamwork and best practice to achieve excellent standards of service delivery.
  • Display excellent organisation skills to better assist the overall Finance team where necessary.
  • To undertake the duties and working hours as agreed with the Finance Manager and to carry out any other reasonable duties as may be required and instructed to do so.

Payroll & Finance Duties:

  • Liaise with the payroll bureau and internal colleagues to check and run the TKAT Head
  • Office monthly payroll, including staff expenses, new starters, leavers, contractual and other changes.
  • Ensure all payments are made to the relevant third parties accurately and on time (HMRC, pension providers, etc.)
  • Create and post the journal to input the liabilities and costs into the accounting software
  • Reconcile the accounting software payroll control accounts to the payroll reports
  • Collate the relevant data and complete the annual PSA return for TKAT and each of its academies
  • Perform year-end duties to enable accurate creation of the TKAT annual accounts
  • including:
    • Payroll reconciliations for both the payroll control accounts and the profit and loss accounts for TKAT and each of its academies
    • Creation of the FRS102 pension workings report
    • Other schedules as communicated to you by the Finance Manager 

Payroll Migration Duties:

  • Liaise with the payroll bureaus and TKAT academies to ensure a smooth migration of payroll provider, including:
    • Obtain data from existing payroll providers and format as necessary
    • Ensure HR system salary details mirror the live runs
    • Check reports from parallel runs and resolve any issues
    • Facilitate the ‘go live’ process, ensuring any problems are dealt with promptly
    • Provide ongoing feedback and suggestions to the payroll bureau in readiness for future migrations
    • Provide on-site training at academies to explain their new system and reports available 
  • Assist other members of the TKAT Finance team when required and during busy periods.
  • Completion of any other ad-hoc duties requested by the Head of Finance or Finance Manager. 

Skills & Abilities

  • Is highly organised and flexible
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable liaising/resolving queries with non-payroll/financial stakeholders
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • A commitment to equality, diversity and community engagement
  • Must have the ability to drive and have the use of own vehicle 


  • Organisation awareness
  • Providing professional support
  • Communication with internal and external customers
  • Working as a team
  • Planning, organisation and prioritisation of own tasks
  • Being adaptable and flexible
  • Self-confidence, resilience and self-discipline