Payroll Assistant / Payroll Consultant: Moore Thompson Chartered Accountants

Moore Thompson








Part-time and full-time available

Reporting to the Payroll Supervisor, the Post-holder will be responsible for the processing and reviewing of weekly, fortnightly, 4-weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual payroll schemes, processing of other payments and benefits and meeting statutory requirements for the Bureau’s client base with periodic support to the Bureau’s satellite offices.

The post-holder will liaise with staff at all levels across Moore Thompson offices in relation to duties of the post.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Accurate variable data entry into payroll software for multiple pay periods
  • Process all new starters and leavers
  • Provide advice and guidance relating to payroll matters to both internal staff and clients
  • Understanding of statutory payment and leave legislation and its application
  • Be able to manually calculate statutory payments
  • Be competent in manual payroll calculations for various contract types
  • To respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from staff and clients
  • To maintain manual and computerised systems for each of our payroll clients
  • Write liability letters and post payroll documents to clients in-line with GDPR legislation
  • To build and maintain personable client relations
  • To deal with all client contact effectively and courteously
  • Manage Construction Industry Scheme on behalf of clients
  • To maintain and manage the HMRC gateways for client notices
  • Accurate management of client pension schemes
  • To send client payroll through our secure portal to ensure GDPR compliance
  • Assist payroll team in the submission of RTI data on behalf of the client
  • Ensure all client files are maintained to a high standard
  • Ensure all payroll documentation is correctly filed on Virtual Cabinet
  • Ensure all payrolls are run accurately and in a timely manner with exceptional eye to detail
  • Assist the Payroll Manager in ad-hoc client visits and meetings
  • Production of payroll reports for both staff and payroll clients
  • Assist in ad-hoc HR projects for clients
  • To support the marketing of the Payroll and HR Bureau to new and existing clients
  • To provide an effective service for payroll transfers including ensuring accurate data entry and advice
  • To provide administrative support to other departments within the business on an as required basis
  • The post-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are
  • commensurate to the post-holder’s abilities, position and grade.

Key skills & competences

  • Experience of using Sage 50 Cloud payroll is advantageous; experience of using other payroll software packages is desirable although not essential
  • Strong administration skills are essential
  • Flexibility with hours and peak periods of work is essential

Person specification

  • Flexible and adaptable in approach to work with the ability to multi-task
  • Meticulous and accurate
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communicator and personable
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Process driven
  • Team player

Other responsibilites

  • Perform duties to a high standard and to ensure that the quality assurance processes are implemented successfully across the business, particularly relating to their own role
  • To support the promotion of positive relationships with staff and outside clients
  • To be aware of the nature of confidentiality within the business
  • Actively participate and make an appropriate contribution to performance management
  • Identify personal training needs and other learning activities as required
  • Positively contribute to a safe office environment ensuring compliance with
  • Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • To contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the burea

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter to

Job Contact:

Kieran Smith
01775 711333