Payroll Assistant - Totnes - Devon

c£11.53 per hour plus discretionary bonus annually up to 7.5% - Accountancy and Finance
Ref: 197 Date Posted: Monday 19 Apr 2021
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(Option to work remotely once fully trained in the role)

Our client is a busy charity based in the beautiful grounds in the outskirts of Totnes, providing financial administration and payroll services to individuals in receipt of direct payments from local authorities to fund their social and personal care.  Due to service expansion, they are seeking to recruit a full-time Payroll Assistant in their Devon division which currently supports some 900 clients with paying their carers – whether agencies or personal assistants.

As the ideal candidate, you will be competent and proficient in all aspects of payroll or will be desiring to be trained in the following tasks listed below.

Job tasks

  • Processing 4 weekly and monthly payrolls and submitting RTI reports to HMRC within strict timescales
  • Production of reports for BACS payments and issuing payslips
  • Processing new starters and leavers
  • Calculating additional items such as holiday pay, SSP, SMP, SPP and redundancy payments
  • Dealing with queries from clients, their employees and the relevant local authorities
  • Creation and monitoring of customer ledger to ensure client’s invoices are raised and paid. Sending reminders and chasing debt where necessary
  • Assisting with payments of invoices to agencies
  • Ensuring that clients remain within their allocated budget
  • Maintaining client files to ensure accurate record keeping
  • Maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Calculating and processing of pension contributions
  • Assisting with any other duties that or may arise from time to time

Skills & competencies

  • Experience in a payroll environment 
  • Competent and confident IT user including Excel, Outlook, Word
  • Experience of using IRIS Payroll and Quickbooks would be ideal but can be trained

Person specification

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to communicate information in a manner appropriate to the client’s needs
  • Ability to manage a full workload and to prioritise
  • Personable and approachable
  • A team player with a flexible approach to work
  • A desire to learn and develop your skills

Benefits & remuneration

  • 37.5 hrs per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Up to £11.53p/h depending on experience
  • Discretionary bonus annually up to 7.5%
  • Free onsite parking
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays pro-rated
  • Workplace training will be given and, for a suitable candidate, training towards a professional qualification (AAT or CIPP) may be offered
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Option to work remotely once fully trained in the role