Payroll Technician

Our client is looking for an experienced Payroll Technician to join their small and friendly team based in Northwich. This is an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Technician who is looking to join a well-established and reputable firm of Accountants, Business Advisors and Tax Specialists. Our client has built their reputation on always putting the client’s needs first, offering tailored solutions built around the client in order to achieve the best results possible together. As Payroll Technician you will have previous experience gained within a bureau environment managing multiple clients. You will be developing your experience alongside a highly professional and motivated team. A friendly and professional working environment is on offer, together with a competitive benefits package.


As Payroll Technician, you will be reporting to the Head of Employer Services, performing a range of complex duties to ensure the accuracy of payroll calculations in accordance with client deadlines and specific requirements. As Payroll Assistant you will take responsibility for delivering a full end to end payroll service to a portfolio of clients of various sizes.

The successful candidate will have payroll knowledge and experience in processing payrolls, an enthusiastic, hard-working personality, with a very clear commitment to constant improvement, along with a persistent attention to detail on every task, however large or small.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that employee calculations are correctly entered in accordance with client instruction onto Iris Payroll Software
  • Identifying missing information and discussing with client
  • To be pro active in advising clients when they are not complying with legislation
  • Processing statutory notifications and payments (e.g. SMP, SSP), voluntary deductions, third party payments, AEO’s and occupational entitlements, ensuring accuracy of calculations
  • To forward data to clients under GDPR regulations
  • To submit data to HMRC & advise clients of PAYE liability
  • To understand clients pension scheme
  • Process in accordance with scheme set up (ie: Relief at Source/Net Pay Arrangement) and calculations are checked for accuracy
  • Ensure that Auto Enrolment rules are being adhered to including re-enrolment
  • Produce CSV files for upload
  • Enter contributions onto provider website manually when required
  • To carry out Year End procedures as directed by Manager
  • Checklists completed for each payroll process, along with final control sheet & whiteboard
  • Maintain the upkeep of paper & electronic files to specified standard
  • To provide guidance to Grade 1 Technician as and when required
  • Ensure all records are stored in line with GDPR policies
  • Liaise with Client/HMRC/Pension Provider by telephone/email
  • Keeping detailed and accurate records of conversations

Essential Skills:

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a payroll bureau
  • Extensive experience in running payrolls from start to finish
  • Dealing with multiple/complex payrolls either from a bureau background or multi-site industry role
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written to liaise with clients/HMRC and resolve any queries
  • Up to date in depth payroll knowledge and experience gained within a payroll bureau
  • Relevant payroll qualifications are desirable
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to provide excellent customer service to client

Key Skills:

  • Attention to detail and good time and personal organisation management are essential to the efficient operation of the payroll department, as well as being able to adapt to various different payroll software systems in line with client requirements
  • High levels of motivation and initiative
  • Effective time management, as the role requires the meeting of deadlines
  • Outgoing, professionally approachable personality
  • Strong relationship building skills, targeted at both clients / potential clients and staff
  • Pleasant and professional telephone manner
  • High order personal organisation
  • IT literacy and competent with Excel
  • Ability to handle competing requirements whilst remaining calm and prioritising action to fulfil company needs

What’s in it for you:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Extra day off for your birthday
  • Company Pension
  • Medicash

If you feel that this could be the right role for you then apply now and we’ll be in touch.

  • Date Posted:
    1st December 2020
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    £25,000 - £30,000

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