Overview

As a NHS Payroll Specialist at Azets, you will manage the end-to-end payroll process and auto enrolment compliance for a portfolio of clients. Develop relationships with your clients also ensuring effective communication with the wider offices, HMRC and other third-party providers. To work as part of the wider team to review work produced by more junior team members and support the Payroll Manager.

Client Details

Azets are a leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisers operating across the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, they have a wide network of employees and an abundance of inspiring opportunities to join one of their many offices!

They are a top ten accountancy firm in the UK and are the number one largest SME practice.

Description

  • Manage the end-to-end payroll process and auto enrolment compliance for a portfolio of clients.
  • Deal with all associated payroll processing tasks required for processing to completion of the payroll process.
  • Develop relationships with your clients also ensuring effective communication with the wider offices, HMRC and other third-party providers.
  • Accurately process pension deductions from salary in accordance with established NHS pension policies and procedure.
  • Keep up to date with ongoing changes to NHS pension legislation.
  • Effectively liaise with NHS Pensions Online to resolve any employee queries and error handling issues.
  • Effectively liaise with GP Practices/NHS organisation to provide expert knowledge on the application of NHS pension tiered contributions to payroll records.
  • Ensure monthly balances are correct and accurate monthly contributions are paid over to NHS pensions via Pensions Online or Making Contribution Payments (MCP).
  • Working as part of the wider team to review work produced by more junior team members and support the Payroll Manager.
  • Leading by example in regards to attitude and processing of payrolls, so others in the team will follow suit.
  • Being the first point of contact to the team to assist and support the team in responding to queries from clients, HMRC, 3rd party providers etc.
  • Completing regular training for the wider team, which could range from information about legislation to systems.
  • Any ad-hoc duties or projects that may be necessary.
  • Producing and developing ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed.

Profile

  • Over two years’ experience dealing with NHS Payrolls (experience in a bureau environment would be highly desirable).
  • End to end Payroll processing experience including pensions, benefits and statutory payments.
  • Knowledge of NHS Pension tiered contributions.
  • Knowledge of NHS Pensions online administration including SD55 annual updates, AW8, RF12, Starters, SD55 Leavers.
  • Knowledge of Agenda for Change terms and conditions (Desirable).
  • Knowledge of Medical and Dental terms and conditions (Desirable).
  • Must have the ability to manually calculate a payroll.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail across both manual and systems based work.
  • A natural ability to coordinate, prioritise and multitask with little supervision.
  • Strong customer focused approach, ability to handle customer queries by telephone and email.
  • Be able to adapt to a highly changeable environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst meeting tight deadlines.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of payroll legislation, processing, and auto enrolment regulations.
  • Effective client management experience and steps towards staff management.
  • Mentorship and coaching experience to support other team members to ensure they perform work duties.
  • Ideally with a CIPP Foundation degree qualification or working towards this qualification.

Job Offer

Our benefits include hybrid & flexible working, birthday leave, professional subscription and much more.

You can find out more about how we reward our colleagues: https://youtu.be/uOZ8_PkRyCE

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