Payroll Assistant

Payroll Elite Ltd
Norwich, UK
25 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client who one of East Anglia's leading Independent Accountancy Firms, provide integrated advice and solutions to help their clients achieve their goals and stay ahead in a changing world. The services they offer range from Audit to Business Advisory and as a firm we are continuously evolving to ensure we remain the partner of choice for our clients.

Alongside this they follow two core values which underpin everything that we do - "passion for our people" and "client value and service".

"Passion for their people" means that their people are the heart of our business. They value the work their teams do and to reward their dedication and contribution they offer competitive pay and excellent benefits, an award-winning wellbeing programme and development opportunities across a range of exciting careers.

They would not be a business without their great clients, so a focus on "client value and service" ensures they are working together as one Firm to deliver exceptional support to our clients, whatever their circumstances and ambitions.

The role

Based in Norwich with visits to regional offices as required

Working hours 37.5 hours per week or flexible working patterns accepted

They are seeking a Payroll Assistant to work as part of the Business and Private Team in the payroll bureau, assisting with the processing of client payrolls which vary in frequency (weekly, monthly, 2/4 weekly) and in size (1 to 100+ employees). The successful candidate will learn all aspects of the payroll function, and will have the potential to progress with increased responsibility for clients.

To be successful in this role you will need to be:
  • Good organisation skills and the ability to operate at a high level of confidentially
  • Adaptable and tenacious when working towards a solution
  • A desire to collaborate with others and develop relationships (both external and internal)
  • A strong multitasker able to manage a number of different tasks to completion in a timely manner
  • Methodical in your approach with a keen eye for detail
  • Strong communication skills both verbally and written

In return you will have support to establish your career at a pace that suits you both personally and professionally. Here are just some of the other benefits they offer:
  • Flexible benefits including Cycle to Work Scheme, pension salary exchange, holiday purchase, discounted gym membership, on-line benefits platform with healthcare, retail and leisure offers and discounts
  • Regular sports and social events and team activities
  • Award winning wellbeing programme that includes charity events, dress down days, holistic therapies, pension investment advice, monthly wellbeing newsletter, webinars and dedicated Wellbeing Champions at every office
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing advice, support and counselling services

More information on the role - key tasks (not exhaustive)


Learning all aspects of the payroll function

Helping the team with the preparation of client payrolls

Assisting the team with administrative duties

Supporting with all aspects of systems migration


Willingness to learn about clients businesses and their needs

Able to develop good working relationships with clients and their staff

Keep up to date with the wide range of services which the firm offers

Additional qualifications and Experience

Ideally you'll have previous payroll bureau experience and you will be confident when providing payroll administration support using Sage and/or STAR payroll systems.

The successful candidate will also have GCSE's in Maths and English at C or an equivalent qualification.

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