Payroll Administrator

Posted 21 March 2022
Salary£19k - 24k per year
Job type Permanent
DisciplineAccountancy & Finance
Referencepayroll admin
Contact NameShannon Broadbent

Job description

If you’re searching for a rewarding and fulfilling career opportunity, look no further. Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside an accountancy practice in Chesterfield to appoint a talented Payroll Administrator on a permanent basis. 

As Payroll Administrator, you’ll play a vital role in proving top service on behalf of an award winning firm. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for payroll and be looking to maintain a career in such. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! 

About the role

Based in Chesterfield, you will be tasked with:

  • Maintaining accurate records, ensuring client data is updated in real-time
  • Preparing payrolls with high accuracy and to agreed timelines
  • Preparing and submitting all required returns to HMRC deadlines
  • Complying with HMRC legislation, including implementation of changes to tax codes etc
  • Conducting a self-check of all prepared work prior to submission for audit
  • Where applicable providing the administration of client pension schemes, applying
  • changes, producing reports and ensuring submission deadlines are met
  • Developing an extensive knowledge on differing pension schemes and current regulations, including undertaking training where necessary
  • Building and maintaining strong and trusting relationships with clients including regular meetings to discuss ways we can improve our service
  • Managing client expectations, including immediate notification where a deadline won’t be met, reasons why and an agreed solution, keeping the Payroll Manager updated
  • Taking ownership of client queries, responding thoroughly and in a timely manner
  • Responding to internal queries from colleagues in other departments and external queries from eligible third parties e.g. HMRC
  • Performing all year end activities within the given deadlines, including the distribution of P60 documents as per the client specifications
  • Raising suggestions for improvements to client service and notify the Payroll Manager upon identifying any potential gaps in process
  • Any ad hoc duties as requested by the firm

About you

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Have a minimum of 1 years experience in a payroll bureau environment
  • Have a passion for payroll and want a career within payroll
  • Have experience with Sage Payroll
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational skills including prioritising own workload to meet
  • Have a sound knowledge of all statutory payments and eligibility criteria, including undertaking training where necessary

What’s on offer

  • Salary: £19,000-£24,000
  • Benefits: Monday to Friday, Flexible working hours, 37.5 hour working week, Zero overtime policy, 25 days holiday plus bank holiday with an extra day for years of service up to 5 days
  • Contract type: Permanent

About the company

You'll be working for a firm with a long-standing heritage of 130 years, growing from a local business to a nationally recognised award-winning firm. They are recognised as an award-winning, leading regional firm, that’s not just delivering, but that innovates; using deep knowledge, technology and expertise to find new ways to make clients’ business better and their personal finances stronger.

How to Apply

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed, or would love to find out more information, either

  • Hit the apply button now and follow the steps 
  • Contact Shannon Broadbent on 0203 039 3555
  • Email your CV to 

About Spencer Clarke Group 

Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge in Accountancy and Finance and will also provide expert career advice along the way. 

When you join us, you will receive: 

  • Post Placement Aftercare
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals 

Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £350* so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to Shannon Broadbent on remembering to include your details as well. 

*T’s & C’s apply.