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Job details

Contract hours: 35
Basis: Full time
Salary: £36,000 to £40,000 per annum
Location: Uppingham School
Closing date: 10 May 2024, 12:00 am


This is a unique opportunity for a well-qualified accountant with previous payroll accounting experience to join Uppingham School on a full-time basis.

As a Pensions and Payroll Accountant, you will prepare and post monthly payroll journals and ensure payroll related payments are made on a timely basis. You will prepare annual salary budgets and projections, reconciling payroll output and investigating and informing the Finance Controller of any developing financial risks.

You will also provide all administration for a final salary pension scheme and supply salary data and returns for statutory accounts disclosures, annual benchmarking surveys, ONS surveys and annual Group Life insurance renewal.

You will act as cover when the Payroll and Pensions Supervisor is absent, including running the payroll on iTrent.

We are looking for a personable, supportive and flexible individual, with excellent organisation and communication skills. You will be a part qualified accountant actively working towards an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification. You will possess recent experience of payroll accounting, as well as knowledge of iTrent or another integrated HR/payroll system. You will demonstrate a strategic and commercial mindset, including an understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations. Strong IT and MS Office skills, particularly in the use of MS Excel is essential.

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    Closing date: Friday 10th May 2024 at 09:00am

    Interview date: Thursday 16th May 2024

    Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

    Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

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