Payroll Associate (23 views)

Job type: Permanent Full Time, 35hrs/week Monday to Friday.
Part Time available – minimum 20 hrs per week spread across a minimum of 4 days each week.

Salary level: £23,500pa rising to £26,000pa FTE based on skills and experience plus discretionary annual bonus (after probation)

Location: Bankside 300, Broadland Business Park, Norwich.
We prefer to work together at our beautiful ergonomically designed offices.
We offer a 3/5 hybrid working trial.

As a result of growth in demand for our services we are seeking an addition to our Payroll Services by TaxAssist Team. We have an opportunity for a Payroll Associate to join our friendly team based in Norwich on the Broadland Business Park.

About Us The TaxAssist Group is a training, marketing, support and services business and an award winning franchisor. We are a major professional services group who deliver the very best client experience backed up by first class advice and smart solutions for accountancy, tax, payroll and complementary financial services.

Our TaxAssist branded payroll service works alongside our network of accountants to deliver end-to-end payroll services for their clients. You will be fully trained and supported to

The Role

  • To manage and accurately process a number of payrolls, including onboarding and processing using Brightpay payroll software. This will include, but is not limited to
  • processing starters and leavers
  • calculating statutory payments such as SMP, SPP, SSP, etc
  • CIS payments and deduction
  • processing pension contributions to a variety of workplace schemes incl. re-enrolment
  • employment allowance & Director-only payroll management
  • HMRC submissions for FPS & EPS including recoverable amounts (SMP & CIS)
  • manage client on-line portal access
  • To understand the Letter of Engagement for Payroll Services to ensure you are working within the agreed range of work and to deliver in accordance with the Company’s service standards to your assigned franchisee. – To understand and adhere to Money Laundering, GDPR and Compliance policies and standards.
  • To manage all e-mail correspondence from your assigned franchisee and their team.
  • To manage admin tasks that help maintain good house-keeping of your Franchisees and their clients, for example keeping billing charges updated.
  • To remain an expert in your field by attending payroll update training and keeping up to date on changes in payroll legislation and changes that affect payrolls.
  • To support the team by providing cover for your colleagues during holiday and other leave.
  • To deliver any other payroll related tasks for which you are qualified and skilled to support the team goals.

About You

You will have:

  • proven experience in payroll administration, with a minimum of 2 years experience.
  • experience and proficiency in payroll management software – we use Brightpay
  • the ability to maintain a strong focus on attention to detail and accuracy
  • confidence to build a rapport with our franchisees and their clients using excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.
  • a work ethic to organise yourself and your workload well, to work independently and collaboratively.
  • recent experience in payroll services as part of an outsourced team recent experience on payroll bureau/chartered accountancy practice preferred. We will prioritise candidates with this experience.

We plan to conduct virtual first interviews in the week commencing 22nd August and to meet shortlisted candidates on site in the week commencing 29th August.

The Rewards

We will recognise your contribution with:-

  • Respect for your wellbeing and work-life balance. Overtime and weekend working are not part of our habit. We work a 35-hour week full time and offer part time and non- standard hours where feasible and appropriate. – Free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme for all staff and qualifying family members.
  • A fair remuneration package with up to 33 days paid holiday per annum including a Christmas shutdown
  • Company sick pay
  • Death in Service Cover
  • Company share scheme
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • An annual eye test paid plus contributions towards glasses (within policy)
  • Auto-enrolled workplace pension scheme
  • Study support
  • Bonuses for performance, referrals and recruitment.
  • We prefer to work together at our well equipped and appointed and ergonomically designed Norwich offices. Staff are well supported to work safely, comfortably and efficiently from these beautiful out of centre offices and also to work from home. We are trialling a 2/5 hybrid working pattern depending on roles where appropriate
  • Preferential service from our in-house Financial Services team, including mortgages & protection products.
  • Attendance at our 3-day biannual conference event 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on your background or needs, if you require any adjustments to make the recruitment process easier please let us know