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Senior Payroll Specialist

Published 13 November 2023
Up to £35000.00 per annum
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Job Starts: 13th November 2023
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Senior Payroll Specialist
Full Time - Permanent
Monday to Friday - 37.5 hours a week
Salary £30,000 - £35,000

Are you a proficient 'hands on' Payroll senior with proven experience in managing and executing payroll in an accountancy practice environment? Are you a true Payroll generalist who is eager to take on the payroll, together within a team of 2 you will oversee payroll for circa over 500 hourly and salaried employees.

Previous team management experience is not essential for this role.

Key Benefits:

  • Flexible working days/ hours
  • Hybrid working available
  • Access to a free gym on site
  • Fantastic working culture - energetic office with a strong focus on collaboration and teamwork
  • Finish at 3pm every Friday
  • Christmas shutdown every year
  • Focus on employee care - mental health support - active August


  • Implement and improve payroll processes, staying current with best practices, payroll developments, and legal obligations
  • Process documents for starters, leavers, and contractual variations using the T&A and Payroll system
  • Oversee end-to-end processing of all payrolls within prescribed deadlines, including timely RTI submissions to HMRC
  • Ensure compliance with Auto Enrolment Regulations and understand company pension processes and operations
  • Assist with day-to-day pension inquiries and reconcile pension contribution reports with payments to providers
  • Resolve payroll and pension queries from managers and employees, including P60s and P11Ds
  • Collaborate with the Finance team, providing timely information for monthly accounts production
  • Produce relevant reports and statistics for financial management accounts
  • Work in alignment with the company's core values

Your key qualifications and experience:

  • Proven Payroll Senior experience within a practice is essential for this role
  • Be personable, able to interact and work with all levels in the Company
  • IT literate including strong Excel and database skills, Outlook, Word, Power point
  • Experience with Xero systems is massively advantageous
  • Knowledge of all PAYE processes and documentation including P11d and end of year procedures and on-line filing
  • Knowledge of Pension Regulations and associated reporting and compliance
  • Proven experiences of working well in a team - handover periods etc

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