Payroll Officer – £20,000-22,000


Job Type
6 Sep 2017

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Payroll Officer to join a busy practice. The role is an exciting opportunity to join a well established company. The role will be based initially in their office on the outskirts of Gosforth for a 3 month training period, the role will then be permanent based in Gateshead.


  • Input/importing of payroll data, setting up new starters, calculating payments, running reports, printing/uploading payslips and submitting RTI data to HMRC.
  • Processing payments to client employees via BACS.
  • Proactive in keeping up to date with latest payroll legislation through CIPP membership, courses and general research. In particular, with the introduction of Auto-Enrolment.
  • Speaking with customers on the phone and/or face to face and with the ability to field calls and deal with any possible issues.
  • Liaise with internal departments, external offices, Partners/Directors, Managers and Payroll Supervisor.


  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work alone and in a team.
  • Be bright and enthusiastic.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.
  • Be proactive and flexible approach.
  • Able to maintain high levels of confidentiality.
  • Have a willingness and desire to learn new skills quickly


  • At least one year Payroll experience.
  • Experience of the STAR Payroll software desirable but not essential.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically word and excel.
  • Knowledge and experience of Auto Enrolment.
  • Understanding of all Statutory Payments including Shared Parental pay and leave.
  • A good understanding of IT.
  • Ideally from a payroll bureau environment.

Job Categories: Finance and Accountancy. Job Types: Finance and Accountancy and Full-Time. Salary: £20,000 - £25,000. Job expires in Endless.

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