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Payroll Officer

Location: Sheffield City Centre

Salary: Neg DOE

Ref: AMR 163

Type: permanet - 32 to 40 hours

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Payroll Officer to provide a professional and dedicated service for this busy and buzzing agency.

My client is a leading independent recruitment brand based in Sheffield city centre. They have been in the business for more than 25 years and although they are a privately owned agency, this company is of the most respected and popular agencies competing on the same level with nationally recognised high street agencies.

They specialise in recruiting both permanent and temporary staff for clients across a multitude of sectors including industrial, automotive, logistics and commercial. Their aim is to provide an honest and reliable recruitment service to Commerce and Industry, never compromising on quality. They are recognised as one of the regions busiest independent staffing agencies and are based in a prime City Centre location.

Our client recognises how hard their employees work to serve their clients and help their business grow. They are looking for an experienced payroll officer to make sure that all of the staff receive their pay cheques on time and understand their salaries thoroughly. The payroll officer will audit and verify all time keeping records of employees’ hours worked as well as any deductions or withholdings required to comply with the law.

This is a fantastic opportunity, based in the heart of Sheffield to join a very well regarded recruitment company as payroll officer – perfect if you are an experienced and motivated payroll professional looking to join a busy and friendly company in Sheffield.

Should you be successful your role will consist of (but not limited to);
• Assisting payroll and admin
• Producing, sending, collecting and processing invoices and times sheets to all clients
• Check exceptions, enter and check hours and collate reports for clients
• Sending clients costings to receive PO numbers approved to process hours
• Reporting on head count to clients
• Process holidays for workers
• Cross check supplier invoices to timesheets to ensure all rates correct
• Post supplier invoices and payments on Sage Accounts weekly
• Send out margin reports to senior management and each divisions with breakdown of shifts, holiday, margin
• Verify timekeeping records and consult employees about any discrepancies
• Record payroll data in the company software system and verify all amounts prior to cutting checks
• Alter employee tax status as needed as well as any information about withholding
• Initiate direct deposits
• Change employee banking records when necessary to process payments accurately
• Handle employee complaints, questions and concerns about payroll services and communicate those issues to HR manager
• Maintain compliant policies and procedures for processing payroll cheques
• Maintain warm and professional communications with all customers and clients
• Project an excellent telephone manner

Role Requirements:

• Minimum of one year payroll department experience
• Ability to process functions and formulas in Microsoft Excel
• Experience with payroll software
• Experience with coordinating invoices and timesheets
• Strong attention to detail
• Good customer service and experience of handling client queries and complaints
• Confident with using Microsoft Office Software
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Self-motivated and independent
• Excellent organisational and multi-tasking skills
• Calm under pressure
• Flexible with a ‘can do’ attitude

Working Hours
Hours – 32 to 40 - Full time and part time considered

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