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Senior Payroll and Finance Officer / Payroll Specialist

South Yorkshire
£24313 - £26317 per annum

Job Title: Senior Payroll and Finance Officer

Location: Stainborough, Barnsley

Salary: £24,313 – £26,317 per annum

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent (36 hours per week)

Closing Date: Monday, 9th March 2020

The College is an outstanding adult residential college set in beautiful parklands just south of Barnsley. It is an exciting time for the college, with a real focus on promotion, innovation and diversification to further grow and develop the offer.

The Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the college’s Finance team. In this new role you will be responsible for processing the college’s monthly payroll, ensuring statutory obligations are met, and payroll is completed to deadline.

The role will be responsible for the preparation of the college’s monthly payroll and production of quality financial information which underpin the successful delivery of the college’s financial service.

Key Responsibilities:


  • To process the college’s monthly payroll through Cintra
  • To undertake a monthly reconciliation between college systems and payroll software
  • To ensure the college meets its pension auto-enrolment obligations and enrols employees to relevant pension schemes in liaison with HR
  • To ensure the timely payment of payroll and the prompt completion of payroll processes
  • To undertake the reconciliation, distribution and payment of all associated payroll deductions to the relevant authorities, including SYPA and USS pension reconciliations and submissions
  • To undertake duties associated with the production of the monthly payroll including the production and distribution of monthly payslips and issuing of P45’s
  • To assist and provide absence cover for the Head of Finance in monthly and year end reconciliations of all the college’s payroll, including preparation of accruals journals for sessional staff
  • To assist and provide absence cover for the Head of Finance in the administration of annual payroll updates and legislative changes, including pay increases/increments and pay scales
  • To provide a timely response to any payroll related enquiries


  • Raising and inputting of debtor invoices onto the Financial Management System
  • Production of monthly aged debtors reports for the college
  • Follow-up and recovery of all outstanding debts including liaison with students and other University partners

Income and Banking

  • Receipt and recording of all cash, cheque, and direct bank transfer and credit card receipts onto the Financial Management System from all income generating facilities
  • To bank all cash and cheques and to carry out reconciliation of these transactions
  • To collect income information and categorise accordingly on the college’s cash flow spreadsheet
  • To receive student course payments at the counter service

Key Requirements:

  • Experience of co-ordinating credit control
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to undertake analysis and interpret a range of financial data
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively ensuring deadlines are met
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • A proficient user of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Part-qualified CCAB (AAT minimum) or equivalent payroll qualification (i.e. CIPP)
  • Willingness to undertake necessary training
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and able to work as part of a team


  • The Work Environment
  • Pension Schemes
  • Holiday Entitlement
  • Training and Development
  • Children’s Centre
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme

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Candidates with experience or relevant job titles of; Payroll Officer, Payroll Administrator, Accounts Clerk, Payroll, Finance Clerk, Finance Administrator, Financial Administrator, Payroll Executive, Payroll Assistant, Payroll Admin, Payroll Coordinator may also be considered for this role.