Senior Payroll Clerk

McGinnis Loy Associates Ltd
London (Central)
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Payroll Clerk

McGinnis Loy Associates is proud to be working with awell-known regional Accounting Firm who are continuing to enjoy strong growth in their London & Thames Valley offices. They are now seeking a Senior Payroll Clerk/Payroll Administrator to join their growing team near Regents Park who will be responsible for 150+ multiple client payrolls consisting of UK Ltd companies, partnerships and sole traders. Reporting to one of the Partners, key duties include:

  • Processing payrolls for all third party client employees on a weekly, fortnightly and/or monthly basis
  • Calculating PAYE, NI, SSP, SMP, SPP and other payments as required on behalf of clients (eg student loans, travel loans, expense payments)
  • Reconciling client payrolls ensuring all payrolls processed are accurate and on time
  • Setting up new payroll schemes for clients with HMRC, and supporting them through the first few payroll cycles
  • Responsible for CIS payroll schemes and salary sacrifice benefits
  • Dealing with all client, employee and HMRC payroll queries
  • Ensuring clients are aware when PAYE payments should be submitted to staff and HMRC
  • Maintaining accurate employee records and checking payroll updates and their input through the system
  • Ensuring all RTI submissions are processed accurately and on time
  • Ensuring all pay slips are processed and managing the submission of pay slip files
  • Processing all End Of Year client payrolls in accordance with client contracts and HMRC guidelines (P45s, P46s, P38s etc)
  • Reconciling payroll reports on a monthly basis, preparation of BACS payments for net salaries
  • Reconciliation of client monies and undertaking audits for data quality

To be considered for the Senior Payroll Clerk role you should ideally have experience of working in a complex and high-volume multi-payroll environment, with up to date knowledge of UK payroll regulations, year-end processes and payroll rules. Experience of RTI and auto-enrolment processing is advantageous as you will be taking responsibilityof all end-to-end payrolls, you should also be a self-starter and be able to work under your own initiative. Experience of working in another Accounting Firm or Payroll Bureau would be an advantage (although not essential), as would expertise in payroll systems such as Iris, Star or Sage Payroll.

On offer is a base salary to £38,000 depending on experience, healthcare & pension schemes,and holidays. To apply for the position, or for more information, please contact McGinnis Loy Associates (Reading) Office by telephone or via email at admin@

For other opportunities in Finance / Accounting or HR Services within London, the Thames Valley & Midlands please visit our website. McGinnis Loy Associates Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy, in accordance with the Employment Agencies Act