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Payroll Supervisor

  • Job reference: 919128
  • Location: Inverness, Highlands
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Admin, Office & Commercial
  • Date posted: 12/04/2018

Our Client is currently looking to recruit an experienced Payroll Supervisor to join their busy office located on the outskirts of Inverness.

Successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the Payroll Department, ensuring accuracy and adhering to strict deadlines.

Job responsibilities:

  • Liaising with outside agencies and authorities including Inland Revenue/Pensions/Auditors etc.
  • Interacting with other internal departments, particularly Accounts and HR
  • Management and training of the Payroll Assistants
  • Supervision of timeous/efficient distribution of timesheets to employees and month reports to budget holders
  • Implementing agreed pay awards
  • Utilising the Dynamics accounting system to enable the journalising of costs between payroll and accounts
  • Monitoring all instructions received from HR, and to ensure that they are accurate and are subsequently carried out effectively by the payroll team
  • Monitoring the input of new or amended information into the payroll software
  • Carrying out various monthly and annual payroll reconciliations
  • Producing payroll data for managers when required
  • Performing the payroll year end procedures
  • Keeping up to date with all legislative changes relating to payroll


  • 5 Standard Grades (or equivalent) including Mathematics and English

Experience/skills (essential):

  • Working with computerised payroll/accounting systems
  • Supervising/managing staff
  • Previous experience within a payroll department
  • Experience of processing payroll for a significant number of employees
  • Experience of analysing and manipulating numerical data in an electronic format
  • Good communication skills both verbal and in writing
  • High level of numeracy
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to produce accurate work
  • Good telephone skills and ability to explain information to callers
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Computer literate and able to use MS Packages
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and achieve a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to work unsupervised using own initiative
  • Flexible approach to your work
  • Strong customer focus

Experience/skills (desirable):

  • Good working knowledge of current payroll legislation
  • Experience of processing both hourly and salaried payroll
  • Sage Snowdrop experience
  • Experience of manual process of pay
  • Able to identify and implement efficiencies in processes and systems
  • Experience of utilising and electronic payslip system

This is a staff position with the hours of work 9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday.

The salary package is negotiable and will depend on individual's experience.

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 919128.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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