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Client Payroll Specialist

Holden Jones Ltd
Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Within this international firm of chartered accountants dealing with a broad spectrum of clients, this role requires operation of the department’s UK payroll bureau involving weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly and annual payrolls for a diverse range of clients. Many of our clients have fully outsourced their payroll operations to us and the role involves all aspects of providing them with a first class service.
As a Client Payroll Specialist your day to day work will encompass:
• Preparing client UK payrolls on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
• Incorporating payroll changes that have been notified by agreed cut-off dates
• Calculation of SSP, SMP, etc. where applicable
• Providing management information and reports
• Providing security payslips for each employee
• Utilising the BACS system for payment of net salaries and PAYE/NIC
• Advising clients of the necessary payments to be made to employees and HM Revenue & Customs
• Assisting with the preparation and review of year end forms including P11D, PSA
• Responding to client payroll queries including in relation to terminations, share schemes, expenses / benefits and pensions
• Completing all RTI submissions to HM Revenue & Customs
• Extensive communication with clients, mainly by telephone and email
• Correspondence with HM Revenue & Customs on all matters affecting the payroll
• Supporting fellow team members with the delivery of their payrolls, when required
• Supporting the learning and development of team members and act as an SME for technical queries
• Any other ad hoc project work or related tasks as required
Over time there will be an opportunity to develop broader skills, including advising on HR matters such as terminations, redundancies, maternity, etc.
The main criteria for any candidate applying for this position is a combination of strong payroll skills and sound knowledge of employment issues.
You will be able to demonstrate that they have worked in an environment where it is necessary to deliver accurate information on a timely basis.
The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate the following skills, experience and attributes:
• Experience in UK payroll preparation and submission (including year end processing), preferably within a bureau environment
• BACs payment experience
• Experience of dealing with PAYE issues and HM Revenue & Customs correspondence
• Clear written and verbal communication
• Good problem solving skills
• Team player and experience of managing a team
• Ability to work under pressure and in a deadline driven environment
• Ability to multi task and reprioritise workload in a calm and efficient manner
• Excellent IT skills, especially Excel and receptive to technology changes
• Experience of IRIS payroll system useful, but not necessary


Holiday: 25 days
Holiday Purchase: up to 5 additional days
Pension: minimum 3% employee contribution, minimum 6% employer contribution
Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme: top up to full pay and half pay, increasing with service
Private Medical Insurance (single cover, medical history disregarded)
Core Working Hours 10am – 4pm
Hybrid Working (up to 2 days a week homeworking)
Time off in lieu
Income Protection Scheme (75% of basic pay)
Life Assurance Scheme (4 x salary)
Season Ticket Loan Scheme (after three months service)
Reimbursed Professional Subscriptions (up to two)
Employee Assistance Programme
New Client Bonus Scheme
Recruitment Bonus Scheme
Bike Purchase Loan Scheme
Retirement Benefits
Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay Scheme
Enhanced Parental Bereavement Pay Scheme
Pre-retirement Independent Financial Review
Long Service Awards Scheme
Free to use onsite Gym at the Leatherhead Office
Fresh Fruit Deliveries
Dress Down Fridays
Eye Care Vouchers
Annual Flu Jab Programme
Royal Albert Hall Free Tickets
Discounted gym membership at some London gyms

This represents a superb move to one of the UKs leading firms of chartered accountants
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