Payroll Assistant

Recruiter
James Newbury
Location
Chawston
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role Profile – Payroll Assistant
Temporary to Permanent
Salary £22,000-£25,000
Hourly rate £10.50 - £12.00

Job Purpose: Working for an established company based in Chawston. Reporting to the Company Accountant, the post-holder will assist the Finance team with payroll administration and other ad-hoc duties. This is a temporary to permanent position, so the ideal candidate must be available to start immediately.

Duties /Responsibilities
• Responsible for bank reconciliation on a weekly basis, ensuring any discrepancies are rectified or alternatively highlighted to the Company Accountant.
• Manage payroll for all Operative teams. This includes adding new starters, processing leavers, and ensuring any deductions are made in a timely fashion.
• Gather up to date information from Commercial Managers including the operative spreadsheet and timesheets.
• Maintain and regularly update data regarding operative teams.
• Responsible for the data entry of operative details onto job costing
• Manage expenses for operative staff, including lodge and travel
• Provide administrative cover as necessary

Skills and Experience
ESSENTIAL
• Previous experience of working in a busy Finance office with good basic training in accounts (i.e., understanding of double entry principles).
• Solid experience of ledger accounting
• Educated to GCSE level including passes in Maths and English (A-C)
• A good communicator, able to deal confidently with a variety of people face-to- face, in writing and on the telephone.
• Able to work alone using own initiative to solve problems and complete daily tasks.
• Display a positive attitude and be committed to high levels of accuracy.
• Able to work flexibly in line with business requirements.
• Strong IT skills, in particular MS Word, Excel and Outlook
• Proven planning and organisation skills with ability to prioritise workloads
• Car driver due to rural location of office and occasional travel to other offices.

DESIRABLE:
• Good understanding of Sage software.

BENEFITS
• Hours 9am-5pm
• 28 days holiday a year
• Free parking

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