Payroll Officer

Payroll Officer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Payroll Officer to join our team.


  • Processing new starters and leavers;
  • Calculating SSP, SMP, SPP, and P11ds;
  • Calculating the correct pay;
  • Keeping up-to-date with relevant changes in payroll legislation;
  • Entering the payroll impact into company financial records;
  • Updating pension information where required;
  • Process company’s payroll every pay period;
  • Maintaining starters and leavers including all relevant filing;
  • Printing and issuing of payslips;
  • Use Itrent system on a day to day basis;
  • Answer staff questions about wages, deductions, attendance, and time records;
  • Payroll starters, changes and leavers following receipt of instruction from the HR Business Support Team;
  • To respond and resolve payroll queries;
  • Processing high quantity of employees;
  • Weekly and monthly submissions of auto-enrolment pensions.


  • Dealing with sickness/maternity and any other statutory payments;
  • Ability to work independently in a high volume environment;
  • Auto enrolment, ensuring personal deductions are correctly calculated;
  • MS Office Proficiency incl Outlook, Excel & Word;
  • Processing multiple payrolls;
  • 1/2yrs Payroll experience;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills;
  • Inputting new starter and leaver details;
  • Tax documentations such as P45/60s;
  • Proven work experience as a Payroll Officer, Payroll Clerk or similar role;
  • Strong Uk payroll knowledge;
  • BSc in Accounting, Human Resources or relevant field;
  • Hands-on experience with payroll software;
  • Time management skills;
  • Experience of working knowledge of iTrent an advantage.