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Bureau Payroll Administrator

Job Description

An award-winning Edinburgh based Accountancy firm is seeking to find a Bureau Payroll Administrator for their busy city centre headquarters.

As part of the payroll team, this role is responsible for around 300 payroll clients. You will be working in a busy team and will deal directly with clients and complex payroll issues, offering a variety of work.

The role will include:
Taking responsibility for your own varied portfolio of clients, processing payroll from start to finish, responsible also for the completion of payroll review work and become involved in technical tasks. In addition, the organisation seek a candidate to provide support with business development projects and other initiatives within the payroll team.
Preparation of weekly, fortnightly and monthly payrolls for a varied portfolio of clients covering all aspects of payroll from start to finish including Pension Auto-enrolment responsibilities
Completion of payroll reviews before issue to clients
Developing and maintaining client contact and relationships
Assisting with business development projects and opportunities
Liaison and communication with Managers, Partners and other departments within the firm
Ad hoc assignments

Your skills and experience should include the following:
Payroll bureau experience and technical knowledge of running complex payrolls
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Willingness to take responsibility and suggest solutions to problems encountered
Evidence of a positive attitude of mind to work and to clients required
Able to demonstrate initiative and self-motivation whilst working as part of a team
Proven ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
Attention to detail
Excellent organisation and time management skills
Flexibility and the ability to work extra hours at busy periods
Strong Excel skills, including using spreadsheets for reports and calculations
Working knowledge of payroll software
Ideally have experience in a practice or bureau/outsourcing team, i.e. running payroll for clients
Experience of Iris (Star) payroll would be advantageous

The salary for this role is up to £26,000 depending on experience.

Please be advised, candidates who do apply for this role without relevant requested experience will not be contacted. Please do not apply for this role if you live outside the UK.

To apply, please contact Angela McBrearty via email -


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