Payroll Administrator - Watford

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Vacancy Details

To assist our Watford team in helping to grow the firm, the duties you will carry out are:

  • Accepting responsibility for all weekly, monthly and quarterly payrolls, ensuring effective and efficient workflow. To include managing all aspects of client payrolls from start to finish: processing of starters and leavers, maintaining personal data, calculating statutory absence payments, processing termination payments and payments after leaving.
  • Arranging BACs payroll payments, including salary payments, monthly tax liabilities and third party payments where necessary.
  • Ensuring all payroll reports are generated and filed electronically in PDF format on payroll client file.
  • Processing payrolls in a manner that ensures client payrolls are compliant with statutory and professional regulations.
  • Ensuring all day to day payroll tasks are completed in line with departmental payroll processing timetable.
  • Dealing with ad hoc queries and tasks.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years payroll experience.
  • Previous experience of working in an accountancy practice, or to have worked in a payroll department dealing with a high volume payroll.
  • Good working knowledge of payroll systems (Star would be preferable).
  • Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Customer service orientated.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships.
  • An IPP qualification would be advantageous, but is not mandatory.
  • Experience of School payrolls would be an advantage.

Employment Details

  • Full time role – Monday to Friday (combination of office/home working).
  • Remuneration will be dependent on experience.

The package will include:

  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme (Employer: 5%; Employee: 3%) subject to eligibility.
  • Annual Christmas Bonus equivalent to 1 week’s salary.
  • Private Medical Insurance following completion of a 3 month probationary period (this is a taxable benefit).
  • Death In Service scheme cover (4x salary).
  • Group Income Protection Scheme (non-contributory) following completion of a 3 month probationary period.
  • Annual Leave will be 23 days per annum (pro rata). 3 days are normally taken at Christmas/New Year.

To apply for this position please complete the application form.

If you have any questions please contact Nikki Shafren, Human Resources Manager on 01923 634275 or email