Payroll Administrator
  • Job title:Payroll Administrator
  • Location:Portsmouth
  • Job Level:Administrator
  • Business Area:Payroll
  • Contract Type:Permanent
  • Ref number:AZ03141

Are you interested in working for a rapidly evolving company?; Want a career where no two days are the same?; Interested in working with an industry varied client base across the SME market?

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.

The opportunity

  • As an Associate at Azets, you will have the ability and motivation needed to:
  • Understand and ensure the accurate and timely delivery of client payrolls to agreed deadlines
  • Work within your own chargeable time budget 

Day to day duties

  • Input data for any of the payrolls when necessary, running Audit and validation checks for payroll as well as interfacing of data to General Ledger and Pensions systems
  • Monitor SSP, SMP and other statutory payments and calculations
  • Process accurate and timely year-end reporting when necessary
  • Manage any payroll changes to the time and attendance systems (BMS)
  • Administer the end-to-end payroll process and auto enrolment compliance for a portfolio of clients
  • You will be on hand to answering any payroll related enquiries from clients and being a trusted advisor
  • Acting as first line support for pay queries
  • Peer checking of payrolls
  • Undertake general administrative duties and work collaboratively within the payroll hub
  • Develop relationships with clients, ensuring effective communication with the wider offices, HMRC and other third-party providers
  • Effectively communicating with team and wider payroll teams
  • Requirement to keep up to date with payroll legislation and industry changes though independent research

What are we looking for?

  • Previous payroll administration experience, minimum of one year service within a busy service driven environment (preferably within a bureau environment)
  • End to end Payroll processing experience including pensions, benefits and statutory payments
  • 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
  • Knowledge and understanding of payroll legislation, processing, and auto enrolment regulations
  • Must have the ability to manually calculate a payroll 
  • Willing to study for a CIPP Foundation degree 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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