Payroll & Compliance Assistant

£28k - 30k per year + pro rata
10 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Payroll & Compliance Assistant

Part time position

Salary £28,000 - £30,000 pro rata

Location: Watford

The Payroll & Compliance Assistant is responsible for a number of allocated clients. You will be responsible for making all day to day payroll entries, managing the pension compliance and supporting the Compliance Manager as required. You will provide assistance to the Payroll Manager and the Head of Bookkeeping. The work on each individual client should be carried out with attention to detail but also in a cost-effective and efficient manner.


  • The ideal candidate will come from a practice background or have had a recent accountancy practice role

Key Performance Indicators:

The main responsibility of the Payroll & Compliance Assistant is payroll & pension administration:

  • Manage individually allocated billable work on a weekly and monthly basis as per client deadlines on the Payroll Log and keep the Payroll Manager apprised of progress.
  • Ensure full, accurate information is entered into a client's payroll records for new starters when applicable and liaise with the clients as required to resolve any queries and to obtain missing information.
  • Highlight any potential payroll issues or discrepancies to the Payroll Manager and agree a plan of action prior to discussing with the client.
  • Provide all reports and payslips in a timely manner (summary and analysis, P32, P45) and make corrections or adjustments to personnel data as required.
  • Keep Client Manager and the Payroll Log fully updated in real time.

General Accountability

  • Liaise and ensure good communication with the Payroll Manager, the Head of Bookkeeping and clients.
  • Ensure timekeeper is fully completed to allow accurate billing and monitoring of time use against allocated jobs.
  • Work with the Payroll Manager to maintain and improve effectiveness and efficiency across each client.
  • Promote the brand values of the organisation through excellent customer service.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a proactively diverse and interactive organisation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced office setting, prioritising deadlines over other work.

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