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  • Ref no: MOR04793
  • Published: 13/3/2020
  • Closes: 27/3/2020
  • Location: Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray, IV30 1BX
  • Salary: £20,885.00 - £22,902.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

To input employee payroll, travel and subsistence data to the payroll system, processing the Council’s 7 payrolls which produce over 64,000 payslips per year. Working within a team structure where workloads rotate according to priorities and responsibilities as allocated, this includes all associated payroll and admin tasks, applying 5 different terms and conditions and operating 2 different pension schemes.


Prepares, verifies and inputs data to appropriate systems

Manual pay calculations

Processing and reconciliation of pay runs

Reconciliation of payroll control accounts

Remittances to Unions, AVC providers and other third parties

Process over/under payments

Operate the Local Government and Teachers pension schemes

Operate salary sacrifice schemes implemented by the Council

Process and operate pensioner payroll

Handle various enquiries both written and verbal


The Individual

Experience of working within a finance section

A high level of IT literacy with competence in Microsoft Word and Excel

Understanding of finance control and administration

Effective numerical skills

Finance/Administration HNC qualification

Payroll qualification e.g. IPPM or Payroll Alliance (if not already held, must be willing to undertake qualification within 3 years)

Procedural skills

Good organisational skills

Knowledge of payroll processes and statutory regulations

A flexible approach to new working practices and technology and ability to implement new procedures

Ability to switch between tasks easily

To work on own initiative when required to specified deadlines

Analytical and research skills

Able to maintain confidentiality.

Able to work as part of a team and using own initiative.

Very good communicator – verbal and written

Work under pressure to tight deadlines

Ability to work in an open plan office

Flexibility to meet the needs and demands of the service

Closing Date: 27 March 2020
Starting Salary: £20885 per annum
£11.08 per hour
36.25 Hours per week

For further information contact: Linda Duncan 01343 563007


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