Payroll Officer - Totnes - Devon

Up to £24,500 + Annual training allowance of £1,000, Pension, Private Health Insurance - Accountancy and Finance
Ref: 293 Date Posted: Monday 04 Jul 2022
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Our client is a busy charity based in 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 around 900 clients with paying their carers – whether agencies or personal assistants.

The successful candidate will be entitled to ‘hybrid-working’ system, working 2 days in the office and 3 from home once the probationary period of 3 months has been successfully completed.

The Job

They are seeking to recruit an organised and self-motivated payroll officer who will be responsible for providing payroll support to their clients.  As the ideal candidate, you will be competent and proficient in all aspects of payroll. Furthermore, you must be detail-oriented, professional and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Setting up new payrolls which will include registering them with HMRC and NEST
  • 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
  • Calculating and processing of pension contributions

The Person

  • 2 or more years’ experience in payroll environment
  • Understanding IRIS/QuickBooks software’s would be ideal but training will be provided
  • Preferably AAT/ATT or CIPP qualified but not essential
  • Proficient in a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access).
  • Comfortable handling confidential information.
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks

Salary & Benefits

  • 37.5 hours p.w, 5 days p.w
  • Salary: £21,000-£24,500 FTE depending on qualifications and experience
  • Hybrid-working system
  • Annual training allowance of £1,000 towards AAT/ATT or CIPP qualification may be offered
  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holiday pro-rated
  • Company pension scheme and Comprehensive Private Health Insurance