Apprentice Payroll Administrator

About the role

Our client has an exciting opportunity to join an exciting, expanding accountancy practice in their payroll team.

Are you looking for a serious career in payroll, with full study support, working within a progressive, flexible company, that is one of the region’s largest independent accounting firms?

This opportunity would be based within the busy payroll team in Darlington. Their payroll team offers full payroll services including auto-enrolment to 250 clients across the Northeast, producing around 4000 payslips per month. The team consists of 8 payroll professionals.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking payroll administration, including, filing, answering the telephone, and dealing with queries from clients.
  • Managing the payroll inbox.
  • Dealing with the post and running the necessary reports from SAGE.

As you progress through your apprenticeship, you will take on further responsibilities for processing the smaller (no change) payrolls.

About You

  • Minimum grade C/4 (or equivalent) GCSE in both Maths and English
  • Be willing to learn and have an enthusiasm to pursue a career in payroll.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be confident speaking to clients face to face, over the telephone, and by email.
  • Must have excellent IT skills, including working knowledge of Excel.
  • The ability to check work for accuracy and have good attention to detail.
  • Be able to demonstrate your initiative to solve problems.
  • Be flexible and proactive in managing multiple priorities.
  • Be able to work individually and as part of a team.

It would be desirable if you had some knowledge of payroll software packages such as Sage, QuickBooks, and Xero.

Why our client?

Over the past few years, they have seen significant growth and now have 13 partners. They work with a portfolio of some of the most innovative and exciting clients across their region, deliver excellent client service and act with integrity in all their interactions. They are progressive in the technology they use to enhance efficiencies and client delivery. They value their people and work together to maintain a strong working culture. They are focussed on improving their responsible business practices and connecting with their communities.

They are committed to supporting work-life balance so offer a variety of flexible working options including hybrid working, nine-day fortnight, part-time working and flexible start and finish times.

They want to build a more representative and inclusive workplace, ensuring all colleagues are treated fairly, with respect and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

They offer a fantastic range of benefits including:

  • 22 days holiday plus bank holidays and 1 day for your birthday
  • salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme
  • buy additional holidays through a salary sacrifice scheme
  • Health and wellbeing support including an employee assistance programme, mental health first aiders, Kaido and HBSC financial webinars
  • Perkbox discounts platform
  • discounted health care
  • social events
  • opportunities for learning and development and fully paid qualifications
  • paid professional subscriptions
  • eye tests and flu jabs
  • volunteering day and organised charitable events
Contact Name
Max Bianco
Employment Type
AM Recruitment
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Company size
50-100 employees
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