Senior Payroll Assistant

17 Feb 2021
26 Feb 2021
Contract Type

Gap professional are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client, who are looking for an Senior Payroll Assistant

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Plymouth
Hours of work: Monday - Friday 36.25 hours / 5 days per week Flexible hours working and / or part time is available)
Salary: up to ??25K

Working within a friendly and supportive team, this role shall be working on a high-volume payroll, weekly, fortnightly, 4-weekly and monthly. The ideal candidate will have a proactive attitude and a minimum of 3 years working within a payroll bureau or within an in-house payroll environment. It is likely that for the first few months the role will need to be carried out remotely for either some or all of the time hence candidates will need to have the ability to work efficiently remotely.


Running all aspects of client payrolls including start through to checking, checking and auto enrolment
Communication with clients and responding to client questions relating RTI, auto enrolment and HMRC legislative changes
Reviewing and verifying source documents
Processing payroll by established deadlines
Issuing statements of earnings and deductions
Reconciling employee deductions
Investigating and correcting payroll discrepancies and erros
Updating payroll records by recording changes including auto enrolment pension, loan payments and salary increases
Processing new employees, terminations, transfers and promotions
Preparing and printing payroll reports of earnings, hours worked, PAYE tax and National Insurance, auto enrolment pension and leave
Addressing employee's pay related concerns and providing accurate payroll information
Completing request for pay related documents including statements and verifications
Producing HMRC payments
Developing, managing and maintaining comprehensive payroll records
Ensuring compliance with HMRC regulations and guidelines
Assisting with general office administrative duties from time to time
Furlough calculations, including flex furlough and holiday pay top ups


You will need to have an analytical and methodical approach to your work and be able to apply both common sense and technical skills to different assignments
Calm and efficient under pressure, with the ability to respond to client enquiries promptly, accurately and efficiently
Confident, professional and team orientated in approach
Resilient, able to multi task and work independently
Enjoys dealing with clients and delivering excellent customer service
A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Able to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
Good written and oral communications skills
Education to A-Level/CIPP or equivalent desirable
Experience of payroll processing
Good working knowledge of Brightpay - advantageous
Knowledge of Auto Enrolment legislation - essential
Understanding of basic accounting principles - advantageous
Understanding of internal controls
Knowledge of HMRC payroll regulations and requirements - essential


20 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 25 days plus bank holiday after 5 years service
Death in service 3 x annual salary
Access to Westfield Rewards and Health scheme
24 hour external Employee Assistance Programme helpline
Buy and sell holiday
Introducing clients and staff commission schemes
Pension 3% rising to 4% after 4 years service

Closing date is 17th March 2021

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Gap professional are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future