Interim Payroll and Finance Assistant - Maternity Cover

£16000 - £19000 per annum
14 Jul 2017
11 Aug 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to: Company Accountant

An Interim Payroll and Finance Assistant is required to join an established and very successful O2 franchise operating a number of retail stores.


To ensure that their employees are paid accurately and on time. You will also support the Company Accountant in the maintenance of accurate, up to date accounting records and assist with the preparation of management reports and annual accounts for a telecom franchisee.

Key Responsibilities

- Undertake all aspects of input and checking of payroll information to achieve timely and accurate payments for approximately 400 employees.
- Responsible for the day to day processing of monthly payroll including new starters, leavers personal changes, holiday pay and statutory payments.
- To accurately input all invoices, credit notes and sales figures into Sage as per the required accounting structure.
- Reconcile all bank account activity with relevant ledgers and keep the suspense account to a minimum.
- Assist the company accountant in preparing monthly management accounts for the directors and other stakeholders.
- Prepare VAT returns.
- Reconcile payroll payments with the bank account every month.
- Manage all finance related issues with all the outlets.
- Co-ordinate with our pension provider to ensure auto enrolment procedure is adhered to.
- Any other tasks related to Financial Accounting that may be assigned.
- Any other reasonable requests from a senior manager


- Must be experienced with Sage accounting and Sage payroll software.
- Excellent computer skills especially in Microsoft Excel.
- Accountancy qualifications will be an added advantage.
- A strong academic background in a numerate field is an added advantage.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

- At least 1 years experience in a similar role.
- Previous experience in payroll.
- Experience of RTI and Auto Enrolment.
- Knowledge of the telecommunications industry.
- Mature, resilient approach; ability to multi-task and to work under pressure.
- A good team player.
- Confident, articulate and persuasive.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills at all levels.

Due to a high volume of applicants if you do not hear back from them within 4 weeks of your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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