Want to join us? We're looking for a Payroll Manager...


The successful candidate will be self motivated with a professional approach and must have experience of a payroll bureau / working in the payroll department of a firm of accountants. 

Main duties

  • Processing of client payrolls on SAGE 50 Payroll and IRIS Payroll Professional - completion and submission for approximately 100 payroll clients ranging from 1 employee to 50 employees (weekly, fortnightly, four weekly and monthly processing)
  • Pension Assessment and upload for auto enrolment – setting up pension scheme, processing of automatic enrolment duties for payroll clients, advising on payments and eligibility
  • Use of online payslip software
  • Payment of direct debits for client’s on HMRC website
  • Obtaining relevant payroll information from clients to enable the timely and accurate processing of their payrolls
  • Year-end adjustments and submissions
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of all software used: SAGE payroll, IRIS payroll, other IRIS software, Microsoft office, as well as HMRC legislation (particularly payroll) to be able to assist other team members and advise clients.
  • Telephone/email support for clients with queries on payroll
  • Advising clients when necessary on Auto enrolment, RTI and Statutory payments
  • SMP/SPP/ SSP and other statutory calculations – must understand manual calculations
  • Calculate holiday pay
  • Completion of monthly CIS returns
  • Setting up new payroll schemes with HMRC and uploading new clients on to system mid year
  • Design and implementation of additional payroll systems to increase the efficiency and improve the profitability of the business

Other duties

  • Opportunity to carry out accountancy/tax work at quiet payroll times
  • Opportunity to market the practice, especially in relation to the payroll service
  • Assisting other team members and directors to ensure the smooth running of the business

Skills required

  • Knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work alone and part of a team
  • Honesty and integrity

Job Type


To apply

Please email jan@janmcdermott.co.uk with a current CV plus detailed explanation of how you match the skills required and have experience of the main duties. Please also include your current salary and expectation.