Experienced Payroll Clerk

CRA Consulting
£20,000 per annum
12 Oct 2017
14 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Overview of Position
My client has an opportunity for a motivated and highly organised individual to join the Finance Team as a Payroll/Accounts administrator. This is a permanent position with a salary dependent on skills and experience and comes with excellent career and personal development opportunities.
Extensive on-the-job training will be provided, however, it is expected that the successful applicant will already be computer literate in Word, Excel & Sage Payroll and Sage 50 accounts and will have experience in a similar role. The successful candidate will be organised and possess an eye for detail as well as being a quick learner able to work at speed in a fast paced environment. The role requires excellent written and verbal communication skills to work with figures and deal with employee/client queries. You will possess both an excellent attitude and aptitude for this role and be focused on developing a successful career within a busy finance department.

Accountabilities & Main Duties

In this role you will:

*To be responsible for the day to day running of an effective and efficient Payroll service which includes fortnightly wages and Monthly salaries, pension and expenses administration and operation - with due regard to employment legislation and business policies and procedures.
*Plan and organise workload to ensure that weekly and monthly payrolls are delivered on time, providing additional cover for absent colleagues as appropriate.
*Process fortnightly and monthly payrolls without supervision in accordance with payroll policies and procedures, employment/client policies and procedures, and statutory regulations.
*Develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of complex statutory HMRC Regulations (e.g. tax, national insurance, statutory sick/maternity pay, tax credits, student loans, statutory paternity/adoption leave, court orders etc).
*Assist in the preparation of Annual Returns to the Inland Revenue and DSS, ensuring all deductions are correctly calculated and paid over to the appropriate organisation
*Provide an effective pension administration service, ensuring that all operations are carried out within the financial regulations, pension scheme rules and audit requirements.
*To continually review existing processes and systems, with a view to innovate new practices, develop new or improved procedures and recommend and implement changes leading to best practice operations.
*To critically review existing payroll, benefits and tax procedures, in collaboration with HR and Finance where appropriate, making practical and value-added recommendations
*To act as a key point-of-contact with payroll queries.
*Assist in any other duties that may be required from time to time for the smooth running of the department.
*Carry out general office duties as filing, scanning, photocopying.
*Carry out other duties consistent with the job-holder's knowledge and skills which are necessary for the satisfactory completion of contracts or business goals.


Education and Experience
*Desirable - AAT qualified ideally to level 4.
*Desirable - GCSE in English & Maths at level C or above (or equivalent).
*Essential - At least 3 years previous payroll and accounts experience.
*Essential - be up to date with current PAYE legislation and have an understanding of Auto Enrolment pensions with the ability to efficiently use payroll software.
*Essential - Be proficient in the use of Sage 50 payroll, MS Excel and Word.

Key competencies
*Strong communication skills
*Strong numerical skills
*Independence and commitment.
*Team working skills.
*Ability to work under pressure
*Ability to work autonomously and use initiative to resolve issues, but escalate
problems or questions as appropriate

If interested, please apply below or contact Kate Hedley on