Payroll Administrator - Accountancy Practice

Michael Page
Orpington, Kent
15 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019
Tristan Finch
Contract type
Part time

A leading, regional accountancy practice, with an excellent reputation, undergoing sustained positive growth and expansion is looking for an experienced Payroll Administrator / Senior Payroll Administrator to join the team, based in the Orpington area.

Client Details

Based in the Orpington area, Kent, this highly reputable accountancy practice acts for a wide spectrum of clients across small to significant sized OMB corporate, throughout the South East and further afield and you will have exposure to these varied clients with wide ranging employee sizes, managing the delivery of a quality payroll service. You will be joining a team cultured environment where you will be encouraged to develop and progress in your career.


  • Run payrolls according to client specification/ instructions including data entry
  • Action starters/leavers
  • Action statutory payments (SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP, ShPP) in accordance with HMRC legislation
  • Assist in dealing with written and verbal general and technical queries from internal and external clients
  • Monthly/weekly filing of FPS submissions in accordance with RTI
  • Setting up employees in pension schemes in line with auto-enrolment
  • Ensure compliance with GDPR
  • Billing clients
  • Work towards improving client relationships for both existing and new clients
  • General administration including filing
  • Attend networking events as appropriate


You will have a career background in payroll, ideally within an accountancy practice environment, or bureau environment. Alternatively, you may have good background specialising in payroll, within industry and commerce, which could also work, equally well. You will be looking to further your career in this field, developing within a leading firm of chartered accountants, where you will have the backing and support to progress.

Experience of Sage

Job Offer


  • A minimum of two to three years' experience in a similar (payroll bureau) role
  • Knowledge of Star payroll software
  • In depth and up-to-date knowledge of pay and benefits legislation
  • Thorough understanding of statutory benefits and entitlements
  • Practical experience of year end procedures
  • Working towards or willing to start working towards CIPP qualification
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Thorough and accurate approach to work


  • Knowledge of the CIS scheme
  • Understanding of payroll aspects of NIC, pensions and salary sacrifice schemes
  • Experience of auto-enrolment
  • Flexible approach during busy periods

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