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Job Title:  Payroll Associate

Location:  Swansea

Reports To: Payroll Manager

Salary: From £20,000 per year, pro rata (Dependent on experience and/or qualifications)

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week, would consider 30 hours per week (over 4 or 5 days)

Contract Type: 12 months fixed term contract to cover maternity leave

Overview of position:   

Assist with the daily operation of the Payroll Bureau, ensuring that payrolls are processed accurately and on time and in accordance with established departmental procedures.

Staff Responsibility:      

  • Develop an effective working relationship with clients and staff
  • Seek opportunities to expand and share knowledge
  • Keep direct supervisor up to date with progress/issues
  • Be proactive about own learning and development
  • Seek feedback on personal performance and areas for improvement
  • To demonstrate expected and acceptable behaviours in line with the Firm’s values

Key Deliverables:


  • Processing weekly, fortnightly, 4-weekly and monthly payroll, including RTI submissions to HMRC
  • Processing SMP, SSP, pension and other deductions
  • Calculate and process CIS deductions
  • Setting up starters and leavers and process necessary returns (P46/P45)
  • Process year-end returns (P60)
  • Liaise with clients and HMR&C to resolve all payroll queries
  • Ensuring compliance with client’s auto-enrolment duties
  • Calculation and submission of claims under the Job Retention Scheme on behalf of clients
  • To process BACS payments as an indirect submitter
  • To carry out special work as requested
  • To process E-Submissions for the accuracy of employee tax codes
  • Input information to SAGE, IRIS, Xero and QuickBooks accounts software etc.
  • Communicate to management progress on workload and plan for efficient completion
  • Communicate with clients in a positive and engaging manner
  • Carry out other tasks that may be assigned to you in order to support the Firm and your other colleagues


  • Work with managers and HR/L&D to ensure your training needs and are identified and met
  • Ensure lines of communication within the Firm are open are always transparent
  • Develop a professional and supportive approach to your fellow colleagues
  • Throughout your time with the Firm, live our values in everything you do
  • Report to management on all assignments as required

Compliance & Governance

  • Protect the Firm at all times
  • Ensure that all key targets are always met
  • Continually embed the key strategic objectives of the Firm: embedding excellence, enabling growth, create the future
  • Ensure your CPD and training are up to date
  • Ensure that any identified training programmes are adhered to

Person Specification


  • GCSE’s to include Maths and English
  • 2 years proven professional experience in a payroll related role using payroll software
  • A good knowledge of HMRC, payroll systems, taxation, national insurance rules, pension scheme administration, auto-enrolment and payroll related legislation.
  • Is able to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Good attention to detail
  • Sound problem solving skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Strong IT skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Experience in using Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word


  • CIPP Payroll Technicians Certificate or equivalent
  • Experience in operating a payroll in a Bureau environment
  • Sage Professional Payroll
  • Experience of using Xero, Quickbooks and IRIS
  • Front 2 BACS
  • HMRC Tools

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