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Payroll Accountant

City & County Healthcare Group
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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City and County Healthcare

Payroll Cost Accountant £24,750

Purpose of Role:

Operating within the Management Accounts team, the role holder will be responsible for ensuring all payroll related costs are posted appropriately and accurately to the relevant P&L's each month across the branch network.

The role holder will be responsible for the provision of accurate, timely information for management on the cost trends and reconciliation of month-to-month movements in cost.

Key responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the payroll department to create and post timely and accurate payroll journals for every branch in the Group.
  • Ensure the respective branch P&L's include appropriate costs for all payroll cost codes every month by preparing and posting accurate accrual journals.
  • Support the analysis of monthly performance by providing analysis of payroll costs and movements month-to-month to various teams including the management accounts team, senior finance leads and operational leads on request.
  • Support with balance sheet reconciliations for balance sheet codes related to payroll costs.
  • Support in the annual budgeting process to ensure payroll costs are budgeted appropriately.
  • Support with the annual audit by liaising with auditors on requests regarding these costs.
  • Support the FP&A team will analysis and reconciliations as necessary.
  • Working with the Management Accounts team and Group Financial Accountant, ensure the integrity of the financial data supplied by the Finance team to other areas of the business and to external stakeholders.
  • Provide adhoc support as requested by management.
  • Maintain understanding and adhere to current financial regulations and legislation.
  • Comply with safe systems of work in own work area.

Person Specification

  • Keen to pursue a career in accounting and start or continue to work towards a relevant qualification (such as ACCA or CIMA)
  • Some experience or exposure to accounting or a Finance function
  • Highly numerate demonstrated by the attainment of a relevant A level/university degree or AAT qualification
  • Be a team player with strong analytical and logical problem-solving skills.
  • Good IT skills including intermediate level of use of Excel.
  • Take responsibility of own duties and be enthusiastic to take on new challenges.
  • Be well presented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good analytical skills, high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Highly organised with ability to prioritize effectively
  • A commitment to continued personal development

  • Have experience of or able to appreciate the demands of working in a growing business
  • Experience of working in a Branch or network organisation, across a significant geography
  • Experience of using Access Dimensions or other similar financial management software
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