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Finance Assistant - Payroll

£28000 - £35000 per annum
Robert Half

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Robert Half are partnering with an industry leading business in Newbury to recruit a Finance Assistant - Payroll to support their busy Payroll function. They have just moved into brand new offices with excellent commuting and public transport links. You will have the support of a highly accomplished CFO & Financial Controller to ensure ongoing career development within the role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to develop skills within payroll, but also someone who is excited by the idea of being heavily involved with key process change and ongoing system improvements. This business is backed by Private Equity, so this role will give exposure the sought-after private equity environment and will be joining the company just as they embark on a period of significant growth.

The Finance Assistant - Payroll position will ultimately play a key part in ensuring timely payments are made to a number of PAYE and sub-contractor employees.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ongoing work to streamline, improve and/or automate aspects of the payroll process.
  • Reconciliation of weekly hours information to the digital timesheet portal.
  • Extraction and completion of timesheet information from Digital into Excel for payroll processing purposes.
  • Production of weekly payroll and processing of expenses claims.
  • Complete manual calculations, where required (e.g. holiday pay, sick pay).
  • Resolve payroll queries & ensuring accurate and complete payroll information is received.
  • Ad-hoc report generating as and when required for business / accounting purposes.

To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • An advanced knowledge of Excel, using complex formulas and data analysis sets.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and strong administration skills.
  • A professional telephone manner and interpersonal skills, with a willingness to support immediate team members.
  • The ability to think outside the box, and act on ideas to improve processes along the way.
  • Some knowledge of payroll - be it from a previous payroll position, or as a minor part of a previous and broader role.


  • Competitive Salary.
  • Study Support.
  • Nest Pension Scheme.
  • Competitive Annual Leave Allowance.
  • Brand New Offices.

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Where rates of pay or salary ranges are detailed these are dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training. If you wish to apply for this position please read our Privacy Notice which details how we may use, process, store and disclose your Personal Information: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-notice.

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