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Payroll Officer

Reference: 21129


Belfast, County Antrim


£27000 - £32000

Job Type


Date Posted

01 June, 2023

Payroll Officer

You could be working with our client who are a key driving force in leveraging technology and innovation to enhance the delivery of healthcare services.

We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Payroll Officer to join the team!

Reward: £27K – £32K base salary plus company benefits

Normal Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm (flexible start and finish times between 8am to 6pm)

Location: Belfast – Office Based

As a Payroll Officer, you will be responsible for managing end-to-end payroll processes for our employees in compliance with UK & ROI payroll legislation and company policies. You will ensure accurate and timely payroll calculations, maintain employee records, handle statutory requirements, and provide exceptional service to our employees.


  • Collect and organize employee data, including hours worked, overtime, bonuses, and other relevant information for accurate payroll processing.
  • Process payroll calculations, considering factors such as hourly rates, salaries, deductions, tax codes, and statutory requirements.
  • Stay up to date with relevant payroll legislation, tax codes, and employment laws to ensure compliance and accurate deductions.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee records, including personal details, tax codes, and payroll-related information.
  • Handle employee benefits administration, such as health insurance, pensions, and other company-provided perks.
  • Generate and analyse payroll reports, including payslips, tax reports, pension reports, and summaries of earnings and deductions.
  • Address and resolve employee queries and concerns related to payroll, ensuring prompt and accurate resolution.
  • Manage year-end payroll processes, including issuing annual statements, preparing, and submitting annual reports to tax authorities, and providing necessary information for year-end financial reporting.
  • Collaborate closely with the HR department to ensure accurate employee records and seamless coordination between payroll and HR functions.
  • Work with the finance team to provide payroll-related information for budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation within the payroll function.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, new technologies, and best practices in payroll management.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience in a similar role, managing end-to-end payroll processes.
  • Strong knowledge of UK payroll legislation, tax codes, and employment laws.
  • Proficiency in payroll software/systems and MS Excel.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in calculations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication skills to interact with employees, HR, and finance teams.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to delivering exceptional customer service.

Education and Certification:

  • Professional certifications in payroll (e.g., CIPP) are desirable.


Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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