Experienced Payroll/Finance Assistant


£19000 - £22000 per annum


United Kingdom,Lancashire

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I am working with one of my key clients based in Burnley who are looking for an experienced Payroll/Accounts Assistant to join their busy, expanding Finance Team. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of this Company at such an exciting time and be involved in their journey. They are very people orientated, great benefits and team fit is crucial to pursue a career with this Company!

Are you AAT qualified or currently studying or have experience within fast paced role, have payroll experience and an accounts background, have the initiative to think on your feet and can achieve deadlines?

You will have a keen eye for detail, plan your own work load and flexibility is paramount.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years experience, must be QBE or an AAT qualification. You must be computer literate and a confident EXCEL user, have the ability to process a large payroll from start to finish.


Process weekly/monthly payrolls from start to finish to include:

  • Processing leavers and holiday pay
  • Calculating the payroll and running the payslips Checking the payslips and running the relevant reports and e-payslips
  • HMRC and TAX
  • Completing the payroll journal and monthly reconciliation Providing cover for other payrolls
  • Preparing depots staff costs budgets each year.
  • Processing holiday forms and payroll amendments
  • Scanning and attaching documents into the payroll system.
  • Assisting with processing pensions for the groups, maternity & sick pay, attachment of earnings and childcare vouchers.
  • Answering the phone and dealing with wage queries.

Accounts experience to include:

  • Entering purchase and sales invoices into SAGE
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations every month
  • Cash flow reporting, Maintaining and managing the fixed asset register
  • Assisting the Finance Director in year-end audit
  • Dealing with different currency invoices and payments
  • Posting journals, accruals and prepayments

The Person:

  • Payroll knowledge is a must, along with the ability to use Word and Excel.
  • Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion at all times.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines.
  • Able to work under pressure using own initiative
  • Excellent communicator with a good sense of humour!

This is a great opportunity for an experience Payroll/Accounts Assistant with on-site parking and an attractive salary!

If you feel you fit the Bill and tick all the boxes then please apply with your current updated CV.

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