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Vacancy Details

Job TitlePayroll Assistant
Salary£23,000 - £24,000


Our client a Firm of Accountants within the hospitality sector, are looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant with payroll experience.


Payroll duties day to day will usually include:

  • Checking Inland Revenue secure inbox fortnightly for any notices received.

  • Accurately logging new starters onto the payroll software

  • Making sure fortnightly/Monthly payroll files are received on time from client

  • Timely processing of all payrolls.

  • Recreating new excel payroll files for following payroll and emailing it to the clients

  • Posting payroll journals in SAGE using excel import

  • Updating PAYE tracker to match P32 to the balance sheet for each client

  • Creating PAYE payment file monthly to be paid by due date

  • Processing any adhoc payroll paperwork e.g. Attachment of earnings, P6`s, fines, sick pay, maternity pay, paternity pay & loans

  • Issuing P45s and other tax forms

  • Payroll year end to produce employee P60 & P11d

  • Uploading pension data on client`s pension providers account & retrieving data and updating payroll for any pension leavers or opt outs.


Accounts payable day-to-day duties will usually include:

  • Enter, code and upload invoices onto sage line 50

  • Filing invoices accurately and archiving them quarterly

  • Monthly supplier statement reconciliation

  • Verify and resolve invoice discrepancies

  • Manage and respond to emails daily with suppliers and clients

  • Make sure post is received weekly from clients on time

  • Process, verify and track client expenses

  • Verifying petty cash disbursement with correct documentations

  • Answering telephones and assisting with supplier and client queries


Skills required:

You`ll need:

  • A minimum of 1-2 years payroll experience is essential.

  • Strong knowledge of accounts receivable and payable.

  • Knowledge of previous accounting software, Sage line 50/Sage Payroll would be an advantage

  • Confidence with numbers and Excel

  • Good spoken and written communication skills

  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Good organisational and time management skills

  • Ability to work on deadlines

  • Capable of working with minimal supervision

  • Ability to learn and work well in a team