Senior Payroll Officer

As part of the payroll team the post holder is responsible for advising and consulting on complex payroll issues, documenting payroll procedures and keeping up to date with payroll legislation and helping to produce a new payroll procedure manual; supporting other staff; keeping up to date with current legislation whilst assisting with imbedding the new payroll software; ensuring that appropriate and accurate information is provided to payroll management, service users and appropriate statutory bodies.



Main Responsibilities:


To advise/consult on complex queries associated with HMRC, pensions and other payroll issues.

To work as part of the payroll team undertaking advisory and payroll duties to ensure that processes and systems are completed to a high standard.

To liaise with and advise other CILNI teams on matters relating to payroll.

To keep up to date with payroll legislation and ensure that this knowledge is documented and passed on to the payroll team.

To help produce a payroll manual as the main reference point for all processing instructions and payroll related queries.

To help develop new internal processes and procedures which support the usability of the new payroll system.

To keep payroll management updated on any ongoing issues and resolutions whilst highlighting any potential issues in relation to complex payroll queries.

To carry out other duties considered mutually reasonable by the post-holder and line manager.


This job description is intended to give a general outline of the main duties of the post.


Contract Type

This is a permanent full-time position, confirmed after the satisfactory completion of a six month probation period


The normal place of work is CILNI’s office in Belfast however some of our team are currently working remotely from home.

Contracted Hours

35 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks.  Office opening hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday


£20,655 – £24,786


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