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Vacancy Details

Job TitlePayroll Administrator
Salary£25,000 - £26,000


Based in Edinburgh This award-winning chartered accountancy firm of over 140 staff and 13 partners, with an enviable 130-year heritage. As we continue to grow and develop, we pride ourselves on quality and client focus, together with offering excellent professional development. Headquartered in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre, we have further offices in Inverness and London.


We are looking for a Payroll Administrator to join our payroll bureau team on a permanent basis. Acting as a bureau, the payroll team is responsible for around 285 payroll clients ranging in size from one employee to three hundred and fifty employees with varying pay frequencies. Working within this busy team you will deal directly with clients and complex payroll issues, offering a variety of work. Like many organisations, we have adapted our working practices to ensure the safety of our team and our clients. Our teams are all currently working remotely, and this is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.


You will be responsible for your own varied portfolio of clients, processing the payroll from start to finish. Also, you will be responsible for completion of payroll review work and become involved in technical tasks. In addition to the traditional payroll responsibilities we are looking for a candidate to provide support with business development projects and other initiatives within the payroll team. We are looking for a candidate who will always provide our clients with a high quality and reliable personal service.


The role includes:


  • Preparation of weekly, fortnightly and monthly payrolls for a varied portfolio of clients covering all aspects of payroll from start to finish including Pension Auto-enrolment responsibilities

  • Completion of payroll reviews before issue to clients

  • Developing and maintaining client contact and relationships

  • Assisting with business development projects and opportunities

  • Liaison and communication with Managers, Partners and other departments within the firm

  • Ad hoc assignments



  • We are looking for an experienced individual who is motivated to meet and exceed client expectations.



Your skills/experience should include:


  • Payroll bureau experience and technical knowledge of running complex payrolls

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Willingness to take responsibility and suggest solutions to problems encountered

  • Evidence of a positive attitude of mind to work and to clients required

  • Able to demonstrate initiative and self-motivation whilst working as part of a team

  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent organisation and time management skills

  • Flexibility and the ability to work extra hours at busy periods

  • Strong Excel skills, including using spreadsheets for reports and calculations

  • Working knowledge of payroll software

  • Ideally have experience in a practice or bureau/outsourcing team, i.e. running payroll for clients

  • Experience of Iris (Star) payroll would be advantageous