Payroll & Accounts Administrator (Apprentice)

Brentwood, UK
13 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Payroll & Accounts Payable Administrator (Apprentice)

Brentwood, CM13 3AT

Package includes Bonus, Pension, Healthcare + Training funded

Are you looking for a career in the field of Finance? Are you organised, logical and good with numbers? If so, then this might be the best first step for you, as we are currently seeking a Payroll & Accounts Administrator to support two teams within our Group Finance function, based at our Head Office in Essex.

This role is perfectly suited to a school or college leaver. We will provide all necessary training and will support you through your construction qualification and any further study, to arm you with all of the knowledge you will need.

We create places people love - places of character, designed to strengthen people's sense of belonging and build enduring value for all. We achieve this through building new homes and neighbourhoods of lasting quality. And, right now, as part of an ambitious development programme, our Group Procurement team are looking to appoint an Administrator to assist in the internal management of our supply chain.

Responsibilities within the Payroll team:
  • Inputs data into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, for the Payroll Assistant & Payroll Manager to action.
  • Calculates payments due from timesheets, and inputs data into various Payroll spreadsheets.
  • Assists with questions and queries from employees and other departments.
  • Honours confidentiality of employees' pay records.
  • Adheres to payroll policies and procedures and complies with relevant law.
  • Liaises closely with HR on payroll matters.
  • Ad-Hoc administration duties as and when required.

Responsibilities within the Accounts team:
  • Receives, stamps and codes invoices from external companies.
  • Sends invoices to relevant contacts for approval and authorisation.
  • Updates the invoice processing system by gathering signed returned invoices.
  • Answers calls into the department from external companies.
  • Assists with questions and queries from employees and other departments.
  • Ad-Hoc administration duties as and when required.

Desirable criteria for the position:
  • Passionate about customer service, with both internal and external parties.
  • Computer literate and able to use bespoke software and systems.
  • Confident with Microsoft Office packages, including Microsoft Excel.
  • Polite telephone manner and comfortable to liaise with people of all levels.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines.
  • Willingness to undertake an apprenticeship and further study in a Payroll / Accounts field.

In return, we offer a Rewarding Salary, performance related Bonus, rewarding Career Path and a Market Leading Benefits Package. What are we looking for? Well, your energy, enthusiasm, your drive to deliver results and passion to make a difference every day. Together, we will achieve our goal which ultimately ensures the very best for our customers.

As we grow, you can too. Investing your career with Countryside Properties means that you are part of a business with a reputation for integrity and a rich history of success.


If the above position has motivated you to take the next step in your career, please respond with a copy of your CV and Covering Letter. If you would like to view our other vacancies, please visit our website:

Countryside Properties PLC is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and promote equality across our business. The terminology used in this advert is not intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We welcome applications from all sections of society and are always happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and / or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

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