Payroll Assistant

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My client, a well established Law Firm based in Chancery Lane, dealing with a number of practice areas, are providing an opportunity for a Payroll Assistant to join their finance division, needing only 1 to 2 years Payroll Experience in the Legal Sector or within a Professional Services Background.

Responsibilities / Duties

* Day to day processing and administration of staff payroll.

* Fully responsible for the two subsidiary payrolls from start to finish.

* Responsible for calculations and administration of payments and deductions through the payroll for PAYE/GAYE/Pensions/SMP/SAP/SSP/SHPP/holiday/allowances/overtime/bonuses/childcare vouchers/student loans/postgraduate loans/staff loans etc.

* Processing joiners and leavers, setting up new employees on payroll, leaver calculations.

* Producing and distributing the monthly payslips for all payrolls.

* Processing payroll adjustments – Parental Leave, cycle scheme, childcare vouchers, pension, gym, season ticket loans.

* Dealing with individual employee payroll queries and answering in a reasonable timescale.

* Creation and posting of monthly payroll journals.

* Ensure integrity of payroll system, data, and functionality and ensuring relevant system updates are made.

* Maintenance of key payroll reconciliations and control accounts.

* Ensuring payment of PAYE/NIC for all payrolls.

* Year-end payroll procedures, preparation of P60's & P11D’s and payment of Class 1A NIC.

* PSA analysis for the 2 subsidy companies.

* Reviewing existing processes and identifying areas for improvement.

* Proactively liaise with Human Resources to identify payroll changes, and ensure compliance with HMRC regulations as well as internal business procedures.

* Keep up to date with payroll legislation and inform colleagues of changes impacting the business.

* Liaise with staff, colleagues, HMRC, and the firm's tax advisers on all relevant payroll issues including earning, benefits in kind and any other issues.

Skills / Experience required

* Significant knowledge and experience of UK income tax and national insurance regulations.

* Excellent working knowledge of payroll software, preferably Open Pay but not essential.

* Law firm experience preferable, but will consider someone from a relevant professional service background.

* Excel/spreadsheet working to a high standard.

* Excellent interpersonal skills.

* Excellent attention to detail skills.

* Aderant experience.

Please note that this job profile is not an exhaustive list of duties but merely an outline of the key components of the role. You may be required by your line manager to take on additional responsibilities when requested.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK
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