Payroll Specialist

  • Job Reference: J1267
  • Date Posted: 7 May 2020
  • Recruiter: ProTalent
  • Location: Lewes
  • Salary: £27,000 to £30,000
  • Sector: Accounting, All Accountancy Jobs, General Practice, Outsourcing/Bookkeeping/Management Accounts, Payroll
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Lydia Sinclair
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01273 491 852

Job Description

ProTalent are looking to recruit a Payroll Supervisor for an accountancy firm in the heart of Sussex.


The firm:

  • • Extremely well established and highly reputable accountancy firm 
  • • Modern, open plan offices
  • • Offer a wide range of services to a wide range of clients
  • • Proactive, modern accountancy firm


The role:

  • • Support the Payroll Manager in providing an efficient and comprehensive payroll service to clients
  • • Day to day administration of client payrolls to include RTI submissions and end of year reporting
  • • Overseeing department workflows  
  • • Keep up to date with PAYE/NIC/Statutory payments and auto enrolment updates 
  • • Send BACS payments
  • • Ensure BACS payments and Payflow are sent on time
  • • Provide cover for the payroll manager during periods of absence 
  • • Assist with reviewing and checking of payrolls  
  • • Assist payroll manager with the setup of pension schemes and any new payrolls and any ad hoc project work as required 
  • • Pro-actively carry out payroll reconciliations and analysis 
  • • Work collaboratively with other departments 
  • • Assist the team in dealing with the more complex payroll queries 
  • • Provide training support to less experienced members of the team
  • • Provide a comprehensive service to clients to include additional advice and information requests as appropriate 
  • • Communicate the full range of services on offer to clients such as nominals and holiday pay
  • • Use payroll software efficiently 
  • • To work closely with other team members and assist with cover during periods of absence 
  • • Develop and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally 
  • • Process payrolls in an efficient manner, utilising pension uploads, holiday scheme calculations and software uploads where appropriate
  • • Communicate effectively with third parties such as HMRC, GMB, Unison, pension providers etc.
  • • Maintain accuracy and low level error rate throughout your work at all times



The successful applicant:

  • • Will have a strong background in payroll – particularly within a bureau environment
  • • Used to working with a large number of clients and able to prioritise effectively
  • • Good systems skills
  • • Excellent organisation and communication skills are essential


Thank you for your interest.