Financial Accountant – Payroll

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 22/03/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £31,494 - £46,464 per annum*


DExEU is the department tasked with delivering on the historic decision of the British people to leave the EU. We’re committed to delivering Brexit and building a successful future for our country outside the EU. Could you play a role in this unique and crucial work?

For us, it’s not just about what we do – it’s how we do it. We’re a small, exhilarating department focused on policy development and delivery. We offer Civil Servants early exposure to Ministers and senior officials; opportunities to develop critical expertise in the UK’s relationship with the EU; and tailored staff development opportunities that are second to none.

Corporate Centre

The Corporate Centre sits at the heart of DExEU and provides the operational support for the rest of the Department, covering Security, IT, Estates, Corporate Strategy, Finance and HR.

Finance Team

The Finance team sits within the Corporate Centre and provides the full range of finance services for the Department.  The team is responsible for delivery of a number of activities including management of the Department’s Estimates and Budgets, Annual Report and Accounts, Finance Business Partners, Systems and Process Improvement and Management Information


Payroll is the largest area of expenditure incurred by the Department. This role is responsible for ensuring that total pay is appropriately and accurately recorded in the Department’s accounts, that controls are in place to ensure that the Department does not breach pay budgets and for monitoring and reconciling underlying entries in order to demonstrate full compliance.

  • Working with the Planning G7 on the preparation and reporting of pay transactions, balances and budgets
  • Development of robust, accurate payroll and headcount forecasts for the Department including cross departmental engagement to improve current processes
  • Liaising with HR to monitor and report on the Department’s pay remit throughout the year
  • Preparation of manual payroll journals as part of the month-end process to ensure all costs are captured correctly in the ledgers
  • Preparation of payroll information to feed into the Departmental Annual Report and Accounts
  • Act as key point of contact for NAO on the audit of pay type balances and transactions including the provision and validation of all supporting evidence and key liaison point within the Department
  • Responsible for ensuring DExEU compliance, monitoring and reporting for off payroll disclosures
  • Completion of payroll information for any cross-government returns
  • Collating information for and drafting responses to Freedom of Information requests and Parliamentary Questions relating to payroll

*Plus Accountancy Allowance (£1500 part-qualified / £3000 Qualified)

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