Job Description

Payroll Accounts Assistant 

MacKenzie King are delighted to be recruiting a Payroll Accounts Assistant to join a fantastic organisation, based in Ipswich, on a 14 month fixed term contract (minimum). The primary purpose of this role is to undertake all monthly payroll functions, followed by financial transaction processing and reconciliation duties.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Carry out payroll processing in line with regulations, investigating and responding to any queries or questions raised.
  • Monitoring payroll emails and responding as appropriate.
  • Assist with compliance in relation to payroll and ensure pension contributions are paid and information is maintained with providers.
  • Manual calculations of tax, NI, and pensions contributions, where necessary.
  • Calculating furlough claims, including submission to HMRC.
  • Ensure financial accuracy and time sensitive actions are carried out within deadlines.
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of the financial information for inclusion in monthly management reports, and preparing and investigating reconciliations.
  • Assist in the preparation of year end reconciliations and compiling of supporting documentation for auditors.
  • To be an effective and fully participating member of the finance team.
  • To work within the organisation’s values, policies and procedures.

Skills & Attributes:

  • Previous experience of running payroll and completing HMRC returns.
  • Experience of using accounting and payroll software.
  • Ability to calculate/check payroll manually.
  • AAT studier or equivalent experience.
  • Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage own workload pro-actively.
  • Team player attitude.
  • Good understanding of confidentiality.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join an accommodating and flexible organisation with a family feel. An excellent benefits package is offered with 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, 20 days sick pay, access to a discount scheme, and more.