Join our Team – Payroll Officer– Chatham. HQ

Are you looking for a role where you can really make a difference? A role where you will need to the ability to prioritise multiple work streams and execute in a fast – paced environment?

We are currently recruiting a Payroll Officer who will need all of these qualities and more to really advance in this role and make it their own, while ensuring all business needs are met.

What is the role?

The Payroll Officer is responsible  for  the  accurate  and  timely  processing  of  the  payroll function.

Job Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Processing payroll
  • Support to   the   Regional   Operational   teams/managers   to   ensure   all   payroll transactions   are   recorded accurately on management   information   systems   for smooth payroll processing.
  • To escalate any non-compliance of the Company Operating Procedure in respect of payroll processing to the Line Manager, identifying the non-adherence and provide recommendations.
  • To undertake checks and  balances  prior  to  any  payroll  transmissions  which  would incur additional support, resource or costs.
  • Inputting starters and leavers and processing necessary paperwork for payroll
  • The input of pay amendments prior to the running of the payroll
  • Preparation of payroll journals.
  • Provide information to produce KPI’s on a monthly basis.
  • Checking of Timegate system reports to ensure all data is entered correctly.

Any other duties that the Company may request from time to time that have not been included in the above.

To  follow  and  adhere  to  Ward  Security  Limited  Compliance  Procedures  and  Company Operating Procedures.

Why work for us?

Well apart from joining our friendly team we offer 28 days annual leave including Bank Holiday’s, Pension and Life Assurance subject to qualifying service. We also offer a Cycle to work Salary Sacrifice scheme.

Perkbox – Working in partnership with Perkbox, all employees are offered a range of benefits, from retailer discounts, cinema tickets, wellness and gym membership and many other fantastic benefits for you to enjoy. *available after 6 months service.

Our office is located in The Historic Dockyard along the river front, with free parking and a modern break area with all facilities to really make the most of your lunch.

 Who we are:

Ward Security provides security services solutions to a range of UK businesses. Security services include: CCTV security systems, property management, guard dog security, key holding services, security guard patrol services, response alarm systems and more.  We also offer security approved qualifications training through our Training Academy.

With over 1000 employees operating nationally we seek the best talent to uphold our vision to be the most trusted Security Partner in the UK.

Ward Security recruit, train and reward the very best staff, complemented by the latest technology and communications to ensure the highest levels of security and Client service.

We will need your current CV and you can upload this on your online application form and send this to quoting the Job Reference.

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What experience, skills and experience do I need?

  • CIPP qualification at intermediate level would be desirable
  •  Established and proven experience within a payroll function in a mid to large size organisation
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Package, high knowledge of excel manipulation of data desirable
  • Working knowledge of IRIS Payroll (previously known as STAR) preferable

Personal Attributes

  • The ability to work to deadlines and foresee any issues ahead of the deadline
  • Exceptional organisational skills to understand priorities
  • Highly analytical to resolve queries and understand root cause
  • Problem solving skills to provide solutions
  • An eye for detail, accuracy.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Initiative and self-motivation
  • The ability to work with a team
  • Administration Skills
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Time Management skills
  • High standard of personal presentation

This job description is current at the date shown below.  In conjunction with the post-holder it is liable to variation to reflect actual, contemplated or proposed changes in or to the job.

Ward Security are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Ward Security is pleased to announce that it has become a Recognised Service Provider working alongside the Living Wage Foundation. This achievement means Ward Security meet the standards set by Citizens UK and Centre for Civil Society for good practice by providers of personnel under contract.

Ward Security commits to our people’s wellbeing and health as a MIND Silver (Achieving Impact) Award holder.

Ward Security is an approved HABC Training Centre to deliver security recognised training qualifications in:

  • Level 2 Working as a Security Officer in the Private Security Industry
  • Level 2 Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry
  • Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) in the Private Security Industry

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