Payroll Senior or Assistant Manager

Highly competitive + benefits package + Hybrid
09 Jul 2024
11 Jul 2024
Cara Whyte
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Payroll Senior sought to join a well established and highly regarded accountancy firm in Bury St Edmunds.

This full-time role can be combined with an element of home-working under the firm's agile working policy. You will be joining a small but busy team, acting for a large number of clients over a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, hospitality, construction, and logistics, meaning this role offers an interesting and varied portfolio of work.

The role

This is a role with real scope to further develop your existing payroll skills.
You will be responsible for end-to-end payroll processing for a number of clients, as part of a small team reporting to the payroll manager.

Responsibilities will include:

  • End to end payroll processing for a range of clients
  • BACs payment processing
  • Direct client contact
  • Payroll query resolution

Essential skills required:

  • Able to work in an accurate, diligent and methodical manner with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to manage multiple priorities at the same time
  • Competent in use of IT, especially MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • High level understanding and practical application of all areas of end to end payroll including:
  • Auto-enrolment pensions
  • Statutory payments
  • Holiday pay legislation
  • Minimum wage legislation
  • HMRC and RTI legislation
  • Directors payments
  • Basic HR/employment law awareness
  • Previous significant payroll administration experience and knowledge of payroll processing. Experience should be in multiple payrolls and/or payrolls of significant size/complexity.
  • Good organisational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Clear and effective communication skills - telephone, letter and e-mail writing
  • Good oral communication skills in order to speak with a wide range of internal and external contacts
  • Self-motivated and able to work without supervision, whilst also working well within a team environment.
  • Positive approach to problem-solving
  • Confident when interacting with clients and third parties
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to judge and identify situations to bring the manager's attention
  • Able to keep sensitive information confidential
  • Full UK driving licence and own transport

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Previous experience in a UK practice/professional service environment

The package includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Hybrid working
  • Buddy Scheme
  • Cycle to work
  • Death in service
  • Dress for your diary
  • Staff awards
  • Free parking
  • Flexible working
  • Health cash plan
  • Holiday purchase
  • Contributory pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Shopping discounts
  • Sick pay
  • Well-being support
  • Social events

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