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Transactions Officer
  • Employer: South Yorkshire Pensions Authority
  • Reference: SYPA/21/154356
  • Published: Wed 09/06/2021, 14:35 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/06/2021, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,322 to £22,627 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Floor 8, Gateway Plaza, Sackville Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2RD, South Yorkshire

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Transactions Officer


Transactions Officer

Grade D

Salary £21,322 to £22,627 per annum

Hours 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday


South Yorkshire Pensions Authority (SYPA) is a small organisation with big responsibilities, looking after close to £10 billion of pension savings for over 165,000 scheme members working for nearly 600 different employers across South Yorkshire from our offices in Barnsley.

We are now looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Transactions Officer to join our Financial Services team.


This is a truly exciting time to join South Yorkshire Pensions Authority as we move into a new phase of innovation and an ambitious agenda of continuous improvements to enhance the services we provide to our customers. The Financial Services team has recently been re-organised and in the next year we’ll be implementing a new main accounting system and a new staff payroll system – all of which will provide opportunities for you to be trained in new areas of work and to be involved in projects and the shaping of our service as we move forward.


As a Transactions Officer, you’ll have a varied workload across the functions of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and banking transactions processing. Your work will encompass the preparation and processing of the payroll for our 100 staff and 12 elected members, as well as the processing and control of the pensions payroll for around 55,000 pensioners every month. You’ll also be involved in the weekly processing and payment of supplier invoices, as well as being responsible for preparing sales ledger invoices and receipts from customers, and inputting our daily banking transactions to the main accounting system.


Do you have experience working in an office environment on finance and/or payroll tasks? Can you demonstrate a strong attention to detail and an aptitude for working with numbers? Are you keen to develop your experience, knowledge and skills in a supportive and friendly working environment? If so, this could be the role for you.


In addition to the above, you’ll hold a Level 2 or 3 qualification in a related work area, or be able to evidence ability at an equivalent level, you will be highly organised with a demonstrable ability to work with others to achieve objectives, and you will of course have proven communication skills that you’ll use to build effective working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 27 days annual leave, rising to a maximum of 35 days after 10 years’ service, as well as the opportunity to join the generous local government salary related pension scheme. For more information about other benefits you could take advantage of visit


Our offices are currently based at Gateway Plaza, Sackville Street, Barnsley, S70 2RD.  However, due to the current pandemic most roles are working from home on a full-time basis at the moment.  All necessary equipment to work from home will be provided, as will a full virtual induction programme.


If you think you have the qualities we’re looking for and if you’d like to be part of our team in an environment that is both rewarding and fast-paced and where delivering a high-quality corporate finance support function is a priority, we’d like to hear from you.


Please note that CVs will not be accepted, nor will agency referrals.


For further information on the process and a link through to the online application route please visit our website at the link below


If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Will Goddard (Financial Services Manager) on 01226 772881.   


Closing Date: Monday 28 June 2021 at 9.00am