Senior Payroll Officer

  • Location
    Exeter, Devon
  • Category
    Accountancy - Payroll
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 30000 - £ 34000 / Year
  • OrganizationType

Do you want to work within a supportive, friendly and thriving business where you can become an essential part of their growing Payroll department? This highly regarded accountancy has an opening for a Senior Payroll Officer to join them to help shape their team and manage their busy workload, and in return they offer flexibility, a fantastic working environment and endless opportunities!

Job Title: Senior Payroll Officer

Location: Exeter / Hybrid working

Salary: Up to £34,000 DOE

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours Monday to Friday - however the company offer flexi-time around core hours of 10am-4pm

Benefits: Company contributory pension, Employee Reward Scheme including Private Healthcare option, rising holiday allowance based on length of employment, flexi-time scheme, social events

The Company: A reputable local friendly accountancy firm with a national presence, whose origins began over 90 years ago in 1930. Now one of the top chartered accountants in the country but still offering a personal and down to earth approach to clients and staff. They have excellent employee retention, providing a welcoming and inclusive work environment, with many social events in the calendar.

The Role: We have a great opportunity for a Senior Payroll Officer to join the friendly and busy Payroll Team in this established accountancy practice. Working alongside the Payroll Manager, your main responsibility will be running end to end payrolls for over 350 clients as part of the team in a timely fashion. Additionally, you will review and nurture the juniors' work and assist with their development.

This company really values its employees and believes in inclusivity and a collaborative working style, resulting in a happy workforce and ensuring their clients reap the rewards!

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Working with the Payroll Manager to ensure client payrolls are delivered correctly and on time

  • Review juniors' work and assist with their development

  • Assisting the Payroll Manager with ad hoc project work

  • Assistance with the training of staff

  • Create and maintain worker records on the payroll software

  • Collate and sort payroll information prior to processing

  • Process payroll data

  • Prepare monthly bacs payments for client employees

  • Resolve payroll discrepancies and investigate errors and irregularities

  • Alter tax codes and payroll data via HMRC data provisioning service and pension providers

  • Send weekly and monthly reports to HMRC and pension providers

  • Maintain compliance and legislation in relation to payroll procedures

  • Calculate and process holiday payments

  • Act alongside the Payroll Team as a first point of contact for enquiries, and respond to or refer enquiries as appropriate

  • Process payroll changes in Sage, liaising with the clients for information and making relevant changes to employees' records

  • Administering the starter, leaver, changes process to ensure all client payrolls have accurate and relevant information

  • Provide administrative support and cover within the payroll team

  • Support the Payroll team in the achievement of company priorities and objectives, demonstrating a "can-do" attitude and a flexible and resourceful approach

  • Undertake all responsibilities with regard to policies and practices for Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities

  • Understand how to assist in the provision of business support to the Payroll Team including day to day tasks such as document creation, using Excel spreadsheets, electronic filing and distribution of information

  • Create client invoices in conjunction with worker timesheets using accounting software

  • Act as an effective team member providing assistance to others as requested

About you:

  • Payroll experience, preferably using Sage Payroll

  • Experience of creating and uploading pension contributions to multiple pension providers

  • Bureaux or practice experience beneficial

  • Competent IT user including MS Office and various software packages

  • Manages own workload and is proactive if help or support is needed

  • Adopts calm and assured approach, makes time for people, collaborative

  • Ability to multitask, whilst demonstrating excellent time management skills to ensure all deadlines and expectations are met

  • Good analytical skills

  • A friendly, can-do attitude and positive demeanour

To Apply: If this role is of interest to you then please apply online, send your CV to or call our office on 01392 426200.

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