Payroll Administrator

South Molton
Competitive salary + benefits
21 May 2024
03 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About us

Are you interested in working for a rapidly evolving company?; Want a career where no two days are the same?; Want to be supported by a learning and development team as you grow?

The role

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.

Key accountabilities

Azets is open to suggestions for flexible working arrangements, including flexible hours and part time arrangements.

Purpose of the Role

To ensure the accurate and timely delivery of client payrolls, undertake general administrative duties and work collaboratively within the payroll hub. You will also be responsible for effectively communicating with clients, offices, HMRC and third-party providers. To make sure we are always giving our clients the best payroll service you will need to keep up to date with all payroll legislation and industry changes though independent research.

The Key responsibilities can be summarised as:

  • Ensure the accurate and timely delivery of client payrolls to agreed deadlines.
  • Inputting data for any of the payrolls when necessary, running Audit and validation checks for payroll as well as interfacing of data to General Ledger and Pensions systems
  • Monitoring SSP, SMP and other statutory payments and calculations
  • Processing accurate and timely year-end reporting when necessary.
  • Managing any payroll changes to the time and attendance systems (BMS).
  • Administer the end-to-end payroll process and auto enrolment compliance for a portfolio of clients.
  • You will be on hand to answering any payroll related enquiries from clients and being a trusted advisor.
  • Acting as first line support for pay queries.
  • Peer checking of payrolls.
  • Undertake general administrative duties and work collaboratively within the payroll hub.
  • Develop relationships with clients, ensuring effective communication with the wider offices, HMRC and other third-party providers.
  • Effectively communicating with team and wider payroll teams.
  • Requirement to keep up to date with payroll legislation and industry changes though independent research.

Skills & experience

What are we looking for?

  • Previous payroll administration experience, minimum of one year service within a busy service driven environment (preferably within a bureau environment)
  • End to end Payroll processing experience including pensions, benefits and statutory payments
  • 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
  • Knowledge and understanding of payroll legislation, processing, and auto enrolment regulations
  • Must have the ability to manually calculate a payroll

For us, the personal attributes of each of our employees are what makes us authentic in the marketplace. We look for people who can collaborate with peers but can also bring their own voice to the table. We want people who are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions. We are looking for someone who wants to be more than just a team member, but who wants to join a family of like-minded individuals.


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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