Payroll Apprentice / Trainee

Chiene + Tait
Edinburgh, UK
Competitive salary
11 May 2021
17 May 2021
Experience level
Entry level, Apprenticeship
At Chiene + Tait ("C+T"), the success of our business is founded on being able to recruit the best people, who share our values and are driven to make a positive impact. As a result, we are recognised as a market leader and a firm that creates real and lasting value for our clients. We provide you with opportunities to drive change and make a difference.

We have a proven track record in supporting our payroll specialists to develop, so we're looking for our next Payroll Trainee to join the team, help process our clients' payrolls and work towards a professional payroll qualification.

We offer the chance to work with clients in a wide range of sectors. This entry level role would suit someone who is interested in developing a career in payroll. You will have the chance to earn whilst you learn, by completing your professional payroll qualification at the same time as gaining on-the-job experience.

What you will do:

• Process client payrolls from start to finish

• In addition to this, you will produce statutory payments to HMRC

• Work closely with the payroll team to respond to client queries

• Meet client deadlines to ensure that clients are paid the correct amount at the correct time

• Administrative tasks to assist the team in the preparation of the payrolls

• Work towards your professional payroll qualification with our training provider

After training you will progress on to:

• take responsibility for a portfolio of clients, and;

• provide specialist payroll advise to clients on a range of queries.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person who is willing to work hard and learn in a professional team. The type of person we are looking for will:

• Be interested in developing a career in payroll/accountancy practice

• Have good grades from school/college in Mathematics and English or other relevant subjects, e.g. Accounting, Business Studies,

• Or you may be looking for a change of career with good transferrable skills gained through work experience

• Show that you take pride in your work through accuracy and attention to detail

• A responsible person who is punctual and is able to work to deadlines

• Demonstrate that you are an organised person

• Show good communication skills by listening and asking the right questions meaning in time, you will develop good working relationships

• Be good with information technology, ideally you might have used Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)

• Show that you can use your initiative

• Be willing to learn and study toward a qualification

How to apply:

Apply using the link, where you will be asked to register an online account with us to submit your CV. We will also require you to submit a short covering letter together with your CV. Please make sure you tell us in your application form about what makes you a good candidate for this role, for example tell us about any transferrable skills you have gained through work experience, academic work, volunteering or in your personal life.


This vacancy will close on 21 May 2021. Interviews will commence once a sufficient amount of suitable applications have been received.

Please note that vacancies may close sooner than the above date if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants, therefore we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.


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