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Payroll Assistant

Larking Gowen
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Larking Gowen has an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Assistant to join the team.

Location: Norwich

Salary: Competitive + Benefits

About Us:

Larking Gowen is one of East Anglia's leading Independent Accountancy Firms. They provide integrated advice and solutions to help our clients achieve their goals and stay ahead in a changing world. The services they offer range from Audit to Business Advisory and as a firm we are continuously evolving to ensure we remain the partner of choice for our clients.

Payroll Assistant - The Role:

We are looking to grow our team and are happy to offer a fully flexible approach to working.

This role may be suitable for you if you have previously been involved in the preparation of payrolls (ideally within a bureau environment) and if you have a keen interest in further developing your skills and becoming part of a busy payroll bureau.

The available position is working within the Business and Private Team in the payroll bureau, assisting with the processing of client payrolls which vary in frequency (weekly, monthly, 2/4 weekly) and in size (1 to 100+ employees).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the payroll function and will have the potential to progress with increased responsibility for clients. In-house training will be provided to further your knowledge and support will be provided for this. We are looking for a candidate with good communication skills, who enjoys working as part of a team, has the ability to organise their workload and an appetite for learning and development.

Payroll Assistant - Key Responsibilities:

- Looking after a portfolio of client payrolls, varying in size, complexity, and frequency

- Preparing the payrolls from start to finish, liaising with clients and HMRC with any queries, taking full control of all regulatory submissions, deadlines and ensuring client expectations are met

- Taking full responsibility for being the day-to-day contact for your client base, answering any queries they may have and ensuring a high level of client care

- Taking an interest in the client's values and business needs to develop good working relationships.

- Demonstrating the ability to work independently

- Organising your workload, particularly in peak periods, ensuring deadlines are met and communicating with the team around you to ensure work flows smoothly

- Supporting the rest of the team and working as one

- Learning all aspects of the payroll function

- Holds a strong understanding of payroll legislation, calculations, and the industries related regulations

- Completes regular technical reading to ensure knowledge is up to date and prepared for any new legislative or environmental changes

- Interested in helping to keep the team ahead of any developments and spotting potential opportunities as they arise

Payroll Assistant - You:


- Maths and English Language at GCSE or equivalent

- Previous payroll experience

- Keen interest in developing their career in payroll


- SAGE and / or Payroll Professional (formerly known as Star) experience.

- Xero / Quickbooks payroll experience.

- Background in working in a payroll bureau environment

Payroll Assistant - Benefits:

- 3 x salary Death In Service

- Pension scheme (salary exchange)

- Paid professional subscriptions

- Rewards for client referrals

- Social responsibility and charity support

- Social and sports activities

- Suggestion scheme and Innovation Fund

- Paid holiday and option to purchase additional holiday through salary exchange

- Corporate membership providing discounts on theatre and arts

To submit your CV for this exciting Payroll Assistant opportunity, please press 'Apply' now
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