Payroll Reconciliation Accountant

17 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This 3 month contract role is to support the Finance Manager in providing strong review, analysis and clean-up of the payroll balance sheets following the implementation of a new Payroll system. There will be a significant focus on reconciliation of the balance sheets, liaising with various teams across the business as necessary (Payroll/Pensions/Banking/Management accounts). The post-holder will also assist in the documentation of end-to-end finance payroll processes and will analyse and collate details of all non-central GL postings related to Payroll.

  • Balance sheet reconciliation
  • Complete balance sheet reconciliations with supporting evidence.
  • Prepare accurate journals to post balances to the General Ledger.
  • Support the Finance Manager in preparation of balance sheet summary
  • Analysis of payroll data, identifying trends and anomalies to increase accuracy of reporting.
  • Review of invoices in the system and reconciliation to payroll journals
  • Working as part of a small, busy team to deliver accurate and understood balance sheets
  • Analysis & Support
  • Analyse any underlying issues arising from balance sheet investigations and discuss potential solutions.
  • Identify and develop process improvements to the month end payroll routines to improve speed and accuracy of balance sheet data.
  • Review & analyse GL journals made by the divisional FMs, in addition to journals posted centrally to create a full picture of monthly Payroll postings
  • Ability to identify any control weaknesses and suggest and implement any improvements to the process.
  • Assist in documentation of finance payroll process i.e. how data is transferred from Payroll system to Finance GL.


  • Part-qualified ACA/ACCA or equivalent
  • Self-starter who is able to effectively resolve issues independently
  • Experience of working in a Finance team, with strong double entry bookkeeping and balance sheet reconciliation experience, either in practice or industry
  • Experience of preparing and posting accurate and timely General Ledger journals
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise a varied workload, logical and thorough
  • Comfortable working as part of a team
  • Ability to interpret financial information for a non-financial audience
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven record of continual improvement of processes and reporting

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PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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