Payroll trainee

Page Personnel Finance
Reading, UK
14 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The perfect opportunity for business individuals to pursue a career in finance/payroll. The position is designed to give individuals maximum support and exposure to Payroll.

Client Details

Our client is looking for the perfect Payroll Trainee to join the existing 4,000+ employees in enhancing the financial sector in business. Our client operates in over 135 countries and continues to expand and develop, making them an ideal company to join.


The Key Elements of the role will be:
  • Prepare approx. 35 medium to high complexity monthly payrolls ranging from 1 to 300 employees from start to finish to a high level of accuracy and meet strict client deadlines
  • Prepare electronic bank payments on behalf of clients
  • Always provide a high level of client service
  • Oversee/cover accurate and timely delivery of payroll output and payments
  • Keep up to date with payroll technical knowledge
  • Responsible for maintaining strong, approachable relationships with clients
  • Assist peers with processing payrolls as and when required
  • Knowledge of employer costs and journal postings
  • Have an understanding of Year End Process and deadlines

Main responsibilities
  • Gain an understanding of the full range of the firm's products, services and capabilities and take an active role in cross selling
  • Manage their own portfolio of clients and build and maintain good working relationships with all colleagues and clients
  • Demonstrate sufficient technical knowledge to prepare payrolls from start to finish
  • Attend calls and meetings with existing clients
  • Build a rapport with each individual client and develop a clear and detailed understanding of their business and payroll requirements
  • Awareness of technical risk and put processes in place to protect the firm and its clients
  • Provide intelligent and creative solutions to clients both reactively and proactively
  • Analyse technical issues and recommend solutions accordingly
  • Accurately interpret advice obtained from other specialists and question where required
  • Keeping clients up to date with changes in Payroll legislation and the effects for them
  • Liaise with other departments to maximise client satisfaction
  • Works effectively with all members of the team
  • Act as payroll cover for other members of the payroll team
  • Actively seeks opportunities to attend training courses to develop technical and personal skills
  • Demonstrates a clear appetite for self development through the appraisal and personal development plan processes
  • Is open to feedback and training where the review process highlights technical or operational areas for improvement
  • Able to organise own workload without letting any deadlines slip.
  • Prepare monthly payroll planning schedule for their portfolio of clients
  • Manages work in progress to ensure recoverability targets can be met.
  • Works with team to consistently meet deadlines and understands the commercial implications of actions relating to productivity, recoverability, fee income and client service.
  • Accurately records time spent on a timesheet, documents reasons for overruns and agrees additional fees with the client


The successful candidate will need to be motivated and driven to succeed with the right attitude to problem solving being paramount. The candidate will ideally have some background work in finance and payroll but this is not essential as a strong and well structured programme will be utilised for the successful Payroll Trainee.

Job Offer

Excellent working benefits and holiday as well as the opportunity to be apart of a global organisation which continues to develop a Payroll Trainee in Reading.

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