An opportunity has arisen within our rapidly expanding accountancy practice based in Newtownards, County Down for an experienced Payroll Administrator with general book-keeping experience. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a background in payroll to join a company with exceptional customer service and significant training and development opportunities.

The successful candidate will deliver an efficient, timely and accurate service to a wide variety of clients in many industries either in house or on site as required. Candidates should be able to demonstrate personal characteristics appropriate to this post such as a ‘can do’ attitude, IT capability, multitasking, attention to detail, teamwork and working to fixed deadlines.

The role will require the candidate to join a friendly and dynamic team with a focus on getting the job done for the client. There will be opportunity for self-management whilst being supported by the principal Accountant to increase efficiency and accuracy within each job.

The Role

  • You will be assisting with a large portfolio of payroll clients from a range of industries.
  • You will be doing multiple end-to-end payrolls on a weekly and monthly basis, including auto-enrolment.
  • You will be maintaining benefits and pension information, adhering to payroll policies, and ensuring submission deadlines are met.
  • You may also be involved in setting up new payrolls and ad-hoc troubleshooting services to clients who need additional assistance.
  • You will be in regular contact with clients, staff, and HMRC obtaining information and dealing with queries throughout the payroll process.
  • You will have the opportunity to work within the VAT team as the workload requires to broaden your book-keeping and accounting experience.

The Requirements

  • We are seeking a personable and experienced payroller or bookkeeper with previous experience processing end to end payroll.
  • Ideally, you will have additional bookkeeping experience.

The Remuneration

  • Flexible Hours (20-24hrs per week over 4-5 days)
  • A challenging role that will help you to develop in your accountancy career
  • Training and Development Plan
  • Regular contact with clients and HMRC
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Mobile Phone and Tablet
  • Salary: £18,700 to £21,000 (pro rata)

To apply please forward your up to date CV in confidence to or by post to Sara Otley, SJO Accountants Ltd, 37 Movilla Street, Newtownards, Co Down, BT23 7JQ.

Applications should be received by 27th November 2020 @ 5pm.