Merseyside Pension Fund (MPF) is part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and is one of the largest local government pension funds in the UK with assets in excess of £10bn.
The Fund is a contributory defined benefit pension scheme and is administrated by Wirral Council to provide pensions and other benefits for pensionable employees of over 200 employers, including the Merseyside Local Authorities and a range of other employing bodies.
We have an exciting opportunity for a part time payroll manager, following the flexible retirement of the incumbent post holder and are looking for an exceptional individual to undertake the position and who understands the importance placed on a member's pension benefits. There will be opportunity to develop expertise with a view to undertake the duties on a full-time basis at a future date.
The post holder will be responsible for providing an innovative, pro-active, and business-focussed, high-quality customer service which is aligned to the strategic aims of the Pension Fund and will have full responsibility for ensuring that correct payments are made, appropriate information is provided to HMRC, the Fund Actuary and Industry -wide regulators.
You should possess a substantial track record in a senior payroll position in a large organisation and possess excellent communication and staff management skills. A detailed knowledge of an integrated payroll system, HMRC legislation and substantial experience in using a computerised payroll system are essential. You will have experience in working on system projects including implementation of online facilities. The Post holder will report principally to the Head of Pension Administration and will be primarily responsible for ensuring that the pensioner payroll runs without error or problems each month.
Key responsibilities of the Pensions Payroll Manager include:
1.Manage the pensioner payroll day to day work to ensure the effectiveness and timeliness of the monthly payroll and immediate payment system including first payment of pensions, lump sum retiring allowances, death gratuities and trivial commutations.
2.Lead pensioner payroll service design and change management activities to deliver performance improvement, new software configurations and enhanced customer satisfaction
3. Liaise with relevant sections, department representatives and external providers to manage and implement system changes to ensure that standard procedures are developed and maintained to reflect reform of legislation affecting pension payments.
4.To create, test, and implement annual Pension Increase procedures, monthly and year end HMRC reporting procedures. Ensuring accurate and timely transmission of Real Time Information (RTI) to HMRC in line with regulations.
5.To manage annual P60 distribution using digital means, taking advantage of self-service functionality.
6.To work alongside the Benefit Managers to ensure all overpaid pensions in excess of £250 are recovered on notification of death.
7.To undertake regular analysis of the pensioner payroll system to ensure the integrity of the data, recommending solutions as appropriate.
Interview anticipated early July 2021.
Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.
It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.
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