Payroll Executive

Competitive salary + benefits
09 May 2024
09 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Ready to return to work and redefine your career aspirations whilst leaving room for flexibility? Want to be supported by a learning and development team as you grow? Interested in working with an industry-varied client base across the SME market?

Who are Azets

Azets are a leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisers operating across the UK, Ireland, and the Nordics, we have over a wide network of employees and an abundance of inspiring opportunities to join one of our many offices!

We are a top ten accountancy firm in the UK and are the number one largest SME practice.

The opportunity

  • As an Executive at Azets, you will have the ability and motivation needed to:
  • Begin to take ownership of your own portfolio with support from your manager
  • Support in delivering revenue and profitability targets
  • Begin to develop enduring client relationships

Day-to-day duties

  • Manage the end-to-end payroll process and auto-enrolment compliance for a portfolio of clients
  • Deal with all associated payroll processing tasks required for processing to completion of the payroll process
  • Manage client expectations
  • Develop relationships with your clients also ensuring effective communication with the wider offices, HMRC, and other third-party providers
  • Working as part of the wider team to review work produced by more junior team members and support the Payroll Manager
  • Leading by example in regards to attitude and processing of payrolls, so others in the team will follow suit
  • Being the first point of contact to the team to assist and support the team in responding to queries from clients, HMRC, 3rd party providers, etc.
  • Support in regards to legislation and system queries
  • Completing regular training for the wider team, which could range from information about legislation to systems
  • Peer checking of payrolls
  • Streamlining any current processes within the team/ Updating and maintaining payroll records/files
  • Any ad-hoc duties or projects that may be necessary
  • Producing and developing ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed

What are we looking for?

  • Over two years’ experience in payroll with experience using STAR (experience in a bureau environment would be highly desirable)
  • End to end Payroll processing experience including pensions, benefits, and statutory payments
  • Must have the ability to manually calculate a payroll 
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail across both manual and systems-based work
  • A natural ability to coordinate, prioritise, and multitask with little supervision
  • Strong customer-focused approach, ability to handle customer queries by telephone and email
  • Be able to adapt to a highly changeable environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst meeting tight deadlines
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of payroll legislation, processing, and auto-enrolment regulations
  • Effective client management experience and steps towards staff management
  • Mentorship and coaching experience to support other team members to ensure they perform work duties
  • Ideally with a CIPP Foundation degree qualification or working towards this qualification

What's in it for you?

Our benefits include hybrid & flexible working, birthday leave, professional subscription and much more. You can find out more about how we reward our colleagues - Careers | Rewards And Benefits | Azets UK

Interested in hearing more about Life at Azets

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide any form of visa sponsorship, so candidates must be a UK/Irish citizen or already possess a current UK Working Visa.

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