Kreston Reeves LLP

Payroll Senior

Discovery Park (Sandwich), UK
Competitive salary + benefits
20 May 2024
05 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

To manage and implement the delivery of payroll work across the service line, ensuring team members adherence to required standards, where payroll work is completed on time, to standard and within budget.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure client payroll work is managed and supervise Payroll Semi Seniors and assistants to ensure effective workflow
  • Conduct payroll processing work on an allocated portfolio of clients; extend this to any client during times of peak demand
  • Ensure payroll processing log is completed 
  • Ensure payroll action log is completed
  • Escalate more complex payroll areas and queries from self and team that require Assistant Manager or above assistance and input
  • Monitor work progress and ensure appropriate levels of communication with all clients and internal stakeholders on progress for each key task or phase
  • Process standard Payroll RTI reviews 
  • Complete pension upload processing 
  • Where agreed review the work of assistants
  • Support queries on bills and WIP reviews and support queries relating to WIP write offs and agreeing whether reruns are required
  • Support timely and accurate billing to clients
  • Ensure sign off and authorisation of documents and returns is completed by a partner/director

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise: 

  • Act as a point of contact for clients to manage their payroll requirements
  • Ensure smooth onboarding of new Payroll clients with less than 10 employees (Anti Money
  • Laundering (AML) and EL) 
  • Attend client meetings as required
  • Return phone calls and written correspondence to all of the above within required deadline and manage expectations effectively

Leadership, People Management and Development: 

  • Supervise Payroll Semi Seniors and assistants who are involved in the processing of payroll work 
  • Agree clear action plans and milestones for each piece of payroll work
  • Provide feedback to all team members (or via your People Manager) involved in specific payroll work on adherence to standards, errors, learnings and sharing knowledge 
  • Support delivery of payroll software training for team members as required
  • Act as a buddy/mentor role for Assistant new starters or those needing extra support 


  • Financial wellbeing – competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, Westfield Health Cash Plan, income protection. Options to increase pension, life assurance and healthcare cash plan (for yourself and/or family)
  • Leave – 25.5 days plus bank holidays, holiday buying (up to 5 days)
  • Mental wellbeing – hybrid working (3 days in the office/2 from home) and flexible working policies, employee assistance programme and counselling
  • Physical wellbeing – we also offer voluntary benefits such as BUPA PMI/Westfield Hospital Treatment insurance, critical illness insurance, BMI health assessment, GymFlex, annual flu jab
  • Recognition – monthly nominations for financial awards based on culture and values
  • Development – we offer continuous support and development with clear mapped progression routes across the business, as well as access to internal and external training courses
  • Diversity, inclusion and belonging – we operate several family-friendly policies and take proactive steps to create an inclusive environment
  • ESG – give as you earn, 1 extra day off each year to take up volunteering opportunities. Opportunities to support our commitment to charitable causes
  • Travel – other optional benefits include: cycle to work scheme, travel insurance, interest-free season ticket loan (London only), interest-free car/motorbike loan

About Kreston Reeves

With 200 years of history, we are an award-winning professional services firm with offices in London, Kent and Sussex. We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services, tailored to our clients’ needs.

We guide our clients, colleagues and communities to a brighter future. We help businesses, not for profit organisations, individuals and families with more than just accountancy, business and wealth advice.

Our dedication to providing a personal service is what sets us apart – we get to know you, understand your goals, support and advise you on your journey to help you realise your ambitions.

We’re proud to be B Corp™ certified, demonstrating our commitment to our environmental, social and governance programme which is central to our purpose and vision. We actively encourage all our colleagues to give back to their local communities whenever they can.

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

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