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Payroll Clerk

Chrysalis People Solutions
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15 Oct 2021

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We are working exclusively to recruit for a Payroll Clerk to join a well-regarded and ambitious North West Chartered Accountancy firm who cover all areas of accountancy. As Payroll Clerk, you will take responsibility for delivering a full end to end payroll service to a portfolio of clients of various sizes. You will have exceptional organisational skills, a positive attitude, excellent attention to detail and will be used to working in a fast-paced and demanding environment. You will be developing your experience alongside a highly professional and motivated team.

The successful Payroll Clerk will be based in the Manchester office, some home working is also possible. A competitive salary and benefits package is on offer for the successful Payroll Clerk along with the scope of growing with the business as they continue to go from strength to strength.


Our client is a long-established practice of Chartered Accountants located in Manchester who specialise in providing a comprehensive range of accounting and financial services to businesses. As Payroll Clerk, you will take responsibility for delivering a full end to end payroll service to a portfolio of clients of various sizes. The successful candidate will have payroll knowledge and experience in processing payrolls, an enthusiastic, hard-working personality, with a very clear commitment to constant improvement, along with a persistent attention to detail on every task, however large or small.

Key Responsibilities:

Processing the payroll information for clients on monthly, weekly, 4 weekly, quarterly and annual basis
Assisting with payroll calculations including Statutory Maternity pay and Statutory Sick pay
Assisting with HMRC queries such as PAYE credits/debits
Setting up pension schemes and submitting pension data on behalf of clients as part of Auto-enrolment/re-enrolment
Sending out PAYE and pension letters and raising the payroll bills
Assisting the company directors and also colleagues in the firms accountancy, tax and bookkeeping departments should they have any queries or require any payroll information
Answering queries via email and on the phone form both clients and colleagues

Essential Skills:

Experience in running payrolls from start to finish including all statutory calculations, RTI and year end
Dealing with multiple/complex payrolls
Excellent communication skills to liaise with clients/HMRC and resolve any queries
Up to date in depth payroll knowledge and experience ideally gained within an accountancy practice
Relevant payroll qualifications are desirable
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Knowledge of the Star/Iris Payroll Professional software would be ideal
The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to provide excellent customer service to client

Key Skills:

Attention to detail and good time and personal organisation management are essential to the efficient operation of the payroll department, as well as being able to adapt to various different payroll software systems in line with client requirements
High levels of motivation and initiative
Effective time management, as the role requires the meeting of deadlines
Outgoing, professionally approachable personality
Strong relationship building skills, targeted at both clients / potential clients and staff
Pleasant and professional telephone manner
High order personal organisation
Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
IT literacy and competent with Excel
Ability to handle competing requirements whilst remaining calm and prioritising action to fulfil company needs.

What's in it for you:

Competitive starting salary
Small and friendly working environment
Potential for career development and progression within the business
Birthday off
Flexibility to work from home after successful completion of probationary period
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