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Payroll Assistant

Key Responsibilities:

To support operations in the preparation and running of the Payroll for all clients.

  • Running and submitting monthly payroll for clients
  • Leasing with HMRC on behalf of clients as needed
  • End of Year submissions
  • Opening & closing of PAYE schemes
  • Production of relevant payroll forms
  • Applying for SMP advance funding
  • Sending quarterly PAYE reminders to clients
  • Pension auto enrolment project
  • Preparation of payroll templates for operations to use
  • Support the business to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • To undertake any duties as requested by your line manager within the scope of the role

Desired Qualifications

  • CIPP
  • Knowledge of IRIS/Digita software packages
  • Knowledge of Sage Payroll or SuperPay

Essential

  • Self motivated
  • Knowledge of revenue guidelines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Competent in the use of Excel, Work and email
  • Ability to build strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Collaboration with other departments/teams and understanding their constraints
  • Ability to meet target in a high pressurised environment

 

Payroll Team Manager

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for the leadership and management of a group of Payroll Assistants in a Payroll Bureau environment, with clients in excess of 20,000. Managing and overseeing all aspects of the area. To support other departments in payroll to ensure that the service provided by the business, achieves the company and client expectations.

  • Running and submitting monthly payroll for clients
  • Leasing with HMRC on behalf of clients as needed
  • End of Year submissions
  • Opening & closing of PAYE schemes
  • Production of relevant payroll forms
  • Applying for SMP advance funding
  • Sending quarterly PAYE reminders to clients
  • Pension auto enrolment project
  • Support the business to continuously deliver the agreed level of service
  • Oversee projects for the team and make final decisions, i.e. legislation changes
  • Leases with AM in regards to business development opportunities and changes in payroll legislation that could affect the business (positive and negative)
  • Day to day management/troubleshooting for assistants
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities with the team using appropriate influencing and consensus building skills to manage exceptions and cultivate relationships
  • Reviewing/managing software, i.e. IT updates

Desired Qualifications

  • A minimum of one of the following qualifications: AAT, ATT, CIPP
  • Management qualification e.g. Certificate or Diploma in Management Studies (CMS/DMS)
  • Experience in running a Payroll Bureau
  • Knowledge of IRIS/Digita software packages
  • Knowledge of Sage Payroll or SuperPay
  • Detailed knowledge of payroll

Essential

  • Experience in running a Payroll Bureau in excess of 20,000 clients
  • Self motivated
  • Detailed knowledge of revenue guidelines
  • Adept at training, coaching and mentoring
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - ability to impart information and advice in a variety of mediums
  • Strong interpersonal skills - including negotiation and influencing
  • Effectual time and project management skills
  • Ability to meet targets in a high pressurised environment
  • Collaboration with other departments/teams and understanding their constraints
  • Capability to manage difficult situations
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Competent in the use of Excel, Word and email
  • Ability to build strong working relationships, both internally and externally


We are not currently recruiting for any of the below positions, however we can always make room for exceptional candidates.

At Nixon Williams we like to think of ourselves as first-class employers; we seek out the most talented staff and reward them with a good working environment and an excellent remuneration package.

Account Assistants

Key Responsibilities:

  • Registration for VAT and PAYE
  • Creating and maintaining client files on internal, accounting and tax databases
  • Communicating with HMRC and other bodies on behalf of the client
  • Liaising with clients via telephone, e-mail and post
  • Calculating PAYE and VAT liabilities
  • Operation of client payroll
  • Completing Annual Returns and also end of year returns such as P35s, P14s and P11ds
  • Adhering to all filing deadlines - which includes chasing clients for missing information
  • Meeting deadlines, such as the clearing of e-mails and post daily
  • General file maintenance including office filing.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ideally the candidate should have at least five A-C grade GCSEs including English and Mathematics
  • General computer knowledge and good use of Microsoft packages is desirable
  • Excellent telephone manner along with an attention to detail.

Participation in the unique Nixon Williams training programme is expected and active encouragement will be given to pursue further qualifications with AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and ATT (Association of Tax Technicians).

Assistant Team Manager

Key responsibilities:

Accounts

  • Preparing annual accounts
  • Preparing Corporation Tax computations
  • Dealing with accounts queries
  • Interpreting accounts to clients if they are unsure of the figures
  • Processing final accounts
  • Submitting annual accounts & CT600s to HMRC via iXBRL
  • Contacting HMRC if a problem arises whilst reconciling VAT, PAYE/NICs etc.

Personal Tax

  • Preparing personal tax returns
  • Dealing with queries
  • Submitting clients' personal tax returns to HMRC via online filing.

Miscellaneous

  • Supervision and support of the Account Assistants
  • Ensure that clients are contacted on a regular basis to keep them updated with progress on their affairs
  • Review clients' files to ensure compliance with deadlines and regulations
  • Preparing references for clients
  • Training support for members of the team
  • Supporting the Team Manager.

Desired Qualifications

Full membership of either AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) or ATT (Association of Tax Technicians), ideally both!

Participation in the unique Nixon Williams training programme.


If you believe that you are the exceptional candidate who could contribute to our continued success, please feel free to submit a prospective application including C.V. and cover letter for the attention of:

Nixon Williams Limited
4 Calder Court
Amy Johnson Way
Blackpool
FY4 2RH

Alternatively, please send your CV and covering letter to info@nixonwilliams.com