Payroll Assistant

Location St Albans
Job Type Full Time

Thanks to a rapidly expanding client base, we are looking for a trained and experienced Payroll Assistant to contribute to our team’s continuing success.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for organising and processing the periodic payrolls for a wide range of owner managed businesses. You will liaise with clients at senior and owner level, providing a fully outsourced payroll service for clients – from set up through to HMRC registration and year end submissions.

Each of our clients has a dedicated contact in our team. As such, this role would suit a payroll specialist who enjoys working with their own client accounts and building client relationships.

Daily tasks

  • Making employee payments via BACS
  • Checking payroll deductions
  • Auto enrolment, student loan deductions and maternity pay calculations
  • Transfer of employees under TUPE rules
  • Issuing P45s and P60s
  • Registration of payrolls with HMRC
  • Application of the CIS procedures
  • Completion and submission of year-end payroll returns
  • Set up of employees
  • Lead and contribute to team success

Skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of and experience of delivering payroll processes and duties
  • Statutory knowledge of tax, National Insurance and statutory payments
  • Understanding of legislative guidelines and how to work within them
  • Experience of using STAR payroll software (or similar) to maintain client payroll data
  • Committed to and experienced in delivering to client deadlines
  • Ability to identify potential issues and provide support and advice when needed

Personal skills

  • Exceptional organisation and administrative skills
  • Ability to develop, maintain and follow defined processes
  • Motivated to work alone and as a team player
  • Clear and timely communicator with to clients and team, particularly in relation to changes
  • Demonstrate confidentiality, integrity and professionalism at all times.

Abilities and skills:

Knowledge of payroll processes

Understanding of legislative guidelines

Experienced in using STAR payroll software

Exceptional organisational skills

Client focused

Good Excel skills including v-lookups and pivot tables

Personal skills:

Initiative and motivation to work alone

Team player

Good, personable communicator

Demonstrates integrity and professionalism

Ability to stay calm and work under pressure

About WMT

WMT is a modern firm with established roots. We are a leading practice, with clients across London and the South East. The firm has a particularly strong corporate services team providing advisory, tax, audit, accounting and corporate finance services to a broad client base.

Our business clients come from a range of industries and sectors including property, recruitment, technology, hospitality and manufacturing. We also advise charity and not-for-profit organisations, the trustees of pension schemes and private individuals.

Proud to have played a significant part in the success of many of our clients’ businesses for over 35 years, we believe this is as a result of three factors:

  • Our team – we are enthusiastic, committed and take pride in providing an exceptional service.
  • Our values – we work collaboratively to make life easier to our clients and ensure our recommendations reflect the combined knowledge and experience of our team.
  • Our vision – to work with our clients to fulfil their true potential. We are always proactively looking for opportunities to help them achieve their goals.

Application process

To apply for the role, click here to upload your CV and covering letter or email

Please reference ‘City of Expertise’ in your covering letter or email.