Payroll Assistant

Reed Accountancy
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client payroll department has grown greatly over the last few years and now we need to bring an additional member of the team on board due to maternity leave.

This position will initially be for a period of up to 1 year until August 2018.

The role

Our client is a bureau, therefore they are looking for someone specifically with experience of working with a portfolio of clients on a multi-site basis.

There are currently 3 members of the payroll team: a director, supervisor and assistant.  They are looking for a further administrator to join the busy department.

The role includes top-level client care, varying payroll periods and auto-enrolment.


Payroll duties:

- Processing, ownership and completion of regular client payrolls (whether weekly, fortnightly, 4-weekly or monthly).
- Managing the process from receipt of data to the printing and the despatch of reports (email/post or both).
- Ensuring the payroll is reviewed by a supervisor/manager where applicable.
- Production and despatch of payslips and P45’s etc.
- Seek guidance the semi-seniors/ seniors as required.

Full Auto-Enrolment tasks for clients, including:

- Staging date review/informing clients
- Letter and communications
- Input and reporting to/from the payroll system (mainly STAR)
- Production of files for upload to the relevant pension provider/middleware portal
- Consultation and reconciliation of payments with checks clients
- Auto Enrolment set-up, including use of The Pensions Regulator website

General Admin and Filing:

These tasks are completed on an ‘as and when’ basis for each payroll and include:

- Keeping both the Client Data Sheet and the Excel database of clients up-to-date.
- Scanning and filing of documentation relating to the payroll, Auto-Enrolment or individuals.
- Regular and accurate completion and submission of timesheets within set deadlines.
- Payroll procedures relating to specific tasks/new processes introduced to be kept up-to-date.


Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday
Benefits: Death in Service (x4 ann sal), parking, pension @ 1%

Qualifications and experience

Maths qualification (minimum GCSE grade C)
Payroll Bureau experience
Client care experience
MS Excel - intermediate
Sage Payroll 
Auto - enrolment experience 


You must be able to start within a week and commit to the full year contract

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