Payroll Administrator - Uckfield

Ref: 91 Date Posted: Monday 01 Mar 2021
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ProTalent are currently working with a multi sited accountancy firm to recruit a competent Payroll Specialist for their small and friendly team in Uckfield.

You will have current payroll experience and be confident in managing a diverse client portfolio (consisting of weekly, fortnightly and monthly payrolls), dealing with all client queries in relation to the same.


  • Liaising with clients and entering payroll data from start to finish accurately

  • Reconciling payroll to client data, getting client approval as appropriate and issuing payroll

    reports & payslips

  • Preparing payroll journals

  • Reconciling weekly and monthly PAYE figures

  • Preparing BACS files

  • Administering Pension Auto-enrolment including making appropriate declarations to The Pensions Regulator.

  • Producing and distributing pension scheme returns, including notification of changes in members’ status and uploading to pension provider

  • Dealing effectively with queries from clients and HMRC



  • Excellent numeracy skills

  • Thorough knowledge of payroll related legislation such as PAYE, National Insurance, family leave & pay, etc.

  • Ability to manually calculate payroll results and explain calculations/breakdown to clients

  • Good understanding of pension schemes and rules

  • Evidence of being a proactive, hands-on team player who is confident in working to changing priorities in a busy department

  • A natural organiser with a keen eye for detail and accuracy

  • Flexibility (busy periods will require working longer hours to meet deadlines)


  • Working knowledge of computerised payroll software

  • CIPP qualified or working towards qualification

This is a highly deadline-based role so, at times, flexibility on hours in peak times will be required.

Thank you for your interest.