Payroll Executive
  • Job title:Payroll Executive
  • Location:Newcastle
  • Job Level:Senior
  • Business Area:Payroll
  • Contract Type:Permanent
  • Ref number:AZ03090

Are you interested in working for a rapidly evolving company?; Want a career where no two days are the same?; Want to be supported by a learning and development team as you grow?

Who are Azets

Azets are a leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisers operating across the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, we have over a wide network of employees and an abundance of inspiring opportunities to join one of our many offices!

We are a top ten accountancy firm in the UK and are the number one largest SME practice.


Please note, this position will be full time office based for the duration of your probation period. After this, a Hybrid working pattern will be in place.

The opportunity

  • As a Senior at Azets, you will have the ability and motivation needed to:
  • Begin to take ownership of your own portfolio with support from your manager
  • Support in delivering revenue and profitability targets
  • Begin to develop enduring client relationships 

Day to day duties

  • Manage the end-to-end payroll process and auto enrolment compliance for a portfolio of clients
  • Deal with all associated payroll processing tasks required for processing to completion of the payroll process
  • Manage client expectations
  • Develop relationships with your clients also ensuring effective communication with the wider offices, HMRC and other third-party providers
  • Working as part of the wider team to review work produced by more junior team members and support the Payroll Manager
  • Leading by example in regards to attitude and processing of payrolls, so others in the team will follow suit
  • Being the first point of contact to the team to assist and support the team in responding to queries from clients, HMRC, 3rd party providers etc.
  • Support in regards to legislation and system queries
  • Completing regular training for the wider team, which could range from information about legislation to systems
  • Peer checking of payrolls
  • Streamlining any current processes within the team/ Updating and maintaining payroll records/files
  • Any ad-hoc duties or projects that may be necessary
  • Producing and developing ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed

What are we looking for?

  • Over two years’ experience in payroll with experience using SAGE (experience in a bureau environment would be highly desirable)
  • End to end Payroll processing experience including pensions, benefits and statutory payments
  • Must have the ability to manually calculate a payroll 
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail across both manual and systems based work
  • A natural ability to coordinate, prioritise and multitask with little supervision
  • Strong customer focused approach, ability to handle customer queries by telephone and email
  • Be able to adapt to a highly changeable environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst meeting tight deadlines
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of payroll legislation, processing, and auto enrolment regulations
  • Effective client management experience and steps towards staff management
  • Mentorship and coaching experience to support other team members to ensure they perform work duties
  • Ideally with a CIPP Foundation degree qualification or working towards this qualification

What's in it for you?

Our benefits include hybrid & flexible working, birthday leave, professional subscription and much more. You can find out more about how we reward our colleagues - Careers | Rewards And Benefits | Azets UK

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