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Payroll Associate

£26,000 - 27,500 per year
Payroll Elite

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Our client who is one of the world's leading independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, are driven by independent thinkers that provide high quality business and financial advice to a wide range of clients in countries all over the world, are looking for an experience Payroll Associate.

As a Payroll Associate you'll be working within their Payroll Solutions team and manage a portfolio of clients to ensure client payrolls, HMRC submissions and electronic bank payments are processed accurately and on time. You will ensure all client work is carried out accurately, profitably and on a timely basis in accordance with the firm's professional standards and to the satisfaction of clients and engagement partners.

The core role will require preparing approx. 35 medium to high complexity monthly payrolls ranging from 1 to 600 employees from start to finish to a high level of accuracy whilst meeting strict client deadlines.

You will be responsible for maintaining strong, approachable relationships with clients and pro-actively keeping up to date with payroll technical knowledge.

What you'll be doing:

Manage 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

Knowledge of employer costs and journal postings

Have an understanding of Year End Process and deadlines

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


Previous experience of working in an outsourced payroll department and team (minimum criteria)

Current payroll legislation knowledge

Methodical and Accurate



Able to multi-task


Able to work on your own

Attention to detail

Able to communicate effectively at all levels

MS office – Outlook, Word and Excel in particular

Sound technical payroll knowledge

Good working knowledge of payroll compliance and regulation

Experience of medium complexity payrolls

Good organisational skills.

Good communicator with colleagues and clients.

Ability to work to tight deadlines and flexible in approach.

Able to work under pressure in a high turnover environment

Ability to analyse and solve complex problems.


Reliable and flexible i.e. prepared to stay until the job is done

Team player



Excellent Benefits include:


Buying holiday

Charitable contributions

Childcare scheme

Critical illness cover

Dental insurance

Health assessment

Income protection

Life assurance


Personal accident insurance

Private medical scheme

Travel insurance

Eye care

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