Payroll & Finance Lead

England, South Yorkshire, Barnsley
£27485 - £29303 per annum
08 Oct 2020
07 Nov 2020
Northern College
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Seniority Level
Entry Level
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Are you passionate about improving adult skills?

The demands of the modern UK workplace and the current economic crisis mean that adult learning is increasingly crucial for people of all ages regardless of their level of skills and qualifications.

Did you know.....
  • one in five adults lack functional English or maths;
  • longer working lives and frequent career changes mean regular upskilling is a necessity;
  • rapid developments in technology require us all to keep acquiring new knowledge;
  • automation means reskilling and redeployment are the only options for many.

The College, the only adult residential college in Yorkshire, is in a unique position to be able to offer the essential skills adults need and employers want. Their campus is open 24/7 so they can offer flexible and accessible modes of delivery - evenings, weekends, blended and residential - to meet the needs of the local, regional and national economy.

Their mission is to inspire positive change through adult education, and working closely with their community, voluntary and employer partners they will provide outstanding teaching and learning on their campus based in the grade 1 listed Wentworth Castle and surrounded by 500 acres of National Trust gardens and parkland.

They have a number of exciting new roles that will be at the heart of delivering their aims. If you are passionate about enabling adults to achieve the skills they need to reach their potential and you meet the requirements below then they look forward to receiving your application.

Payroll & Finance Lead

Salary: £27,485 - £29,303 per annum

Full time: 36 Hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Location: Wentworth Castle, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Key duties:
  • Lead the preparation, calculation and processing of the college's monthly payroll.
  • Undertake pension and auto-enrolment responsibilities in line with regulatory dates.
  • To reconcile the College's monthly payroll and month end payments to external agencies such as HMRC and pension schemes within required timeframes
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly management accounts and support monthly budget monitoring and analysis reporting.
  • Utilise relevant reporting tools to ensure the accuracy of data and to develop the payroll system to identify efficiencies and find solutions.

To be successful in this role, you will have or be able to:
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of payroll including knowledge of PAYE, NICs and statutory payments.
  • Knowledge and an understanding of accounting principles.
  • Experience of working in Credit Control
  • Be part-qualified CCAB (AAT minimum) or have an equivalent payroll qualification.

What they can offer you:
  • Access to the LGPS pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Up to 34 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays) plus college closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Free access to 500 acres of surrounding National Trust gardens and parkland
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including access to Occupational Health services
  • Career development and progression opportunities and access to support for professional development
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Free on-site parking
  • Opportunities to take paid time off to participate in volunteering in community and charity fundraising events.

How to apply

To find out more information about the college, view the job description and person specification and to download an application form please Click on the apply button and you will be redirected to the College website.

The college will be holding an open day for candidates on 10 October 2020 with appointments to come and take a tour of the college and their fantastic site. If you would like to arrange a tour please email the HR team.

Application forms must be submitted by: 19 October 2020

Interview dates: 27 - 29 October 2020

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. They strive to be an equal opportunities employer and actively welcome applications from all sections of the community. The College promotes the welfare of all students and is fully committed to safeguarding and to fulfilling its obligations under the Prevent duty. The college expects all staff to share these commitments. Please note that all applicants will be subject to a DBS check.

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