Assistant Payroll Clerk

Willmott Dixon Group
Letchworth Garden City, UK
Closing date
18 Nov 2020

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About Us

Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group with a local regional presence throughout the UK. Founded in 1852, we are a family run business with true family values that are dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment. Our 'Why' is to build lives less ordinary and to be the contractor of choice for our customers, our people and our supply chain partners. Our business is our people and we have a real focus and drive to support their continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion is what differentiates us and has allowed us to enjoy considerable growth and success year after year, underlined by us achieving 5th place in the 2020 Sunday Times list of Best 100 Companies to Work For - better than any other construction company has ever achieved and the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020. Add to that our numerous other awards, including three Queen's Awards for Enterprise in five years; our industry-leading approach to sustainability - we have been carbon neutral since 2012; and a strong financial position, with 100% UK turnover and no bank borrowings...we truly can offer a career of a lifetime.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Payroll Clerk to join our busy team. We happy to consider someone on a full time or part time basis (at least 28 hours, 5 days per week). This position will involve both remote working and office based.

The purpose of the role is to add support and assistance to the Payroll Clerks, ensuring accurate and timely salary and expense payments to the Group's 3,000 employees in line with statutory requirements and Group policy.

As an Assistant Payroll Clerk within the Payroll team your key responsibilities will be:

Responsibility for payroll processing for a small LCO within the Group including reconciliation of payroll.
Assist in checking/uploading temporary payroll data.
Assist with checking employee expenses for tax treatment.
Ensure all payroll deadlines are maintained through an awareness of priorities and workload.
Maintaining knowledge of payroll and pension legislation.
Assist in creating and posting payroll journals to the Finance system.
Assist in paying over third party payments.
Assist in maintaining company car records in payroll system on a monthly basis for P11d purposes.
Retain payroll records in accordance with statute and Willmott Dixon policy
Running and distributing reports as required by the business.
Assist in attending to queries raised by employees and business via e-mail, telephone or Microsoft Teams.
Assist in filing confidential data electronically in line with GDPR requirements.
Support with project work as required.
Aspire to the highest of service and accuracy.
Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times in compliance with Group policy and relevant GDPR guidelines.

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential Criteria

Good level of written and spoken English
Knowledge of relevant Microsoft Office suite of applications
Experience of using integrated HR/Payroll software
Ability to perform payroll calculations manually, including statutory payments and deductions.
Proven experience of working as part of a Payroll Team
A courteous and helpful manner when resolving issues
Ability to prioritise with a flexible approach
Strong customer service skills
Attention to detail

Experience of working within a Finance environment
Experience of Resourcelink Payroll/HR System

Personal Qualities


Ability to model behaviour that shows respect, helpfulness and co-operation.Relationship Focused

Ability to identify your customer needs and expectations and strive to deliver them.Delivering objectives

Ability to find practical ways to overcome barriers.
Ability to problem solve issues in a logical and organised manner.

Additional Information

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.

We are happy to consider flexible working
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