Part Time Payroll and Accounts Assistant

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Payroll and Accounts Assistant to join our small but busy team on a part time basis.

This is a permanent role and will be based at our head office in Knowle, Solihull.

Within this combined role of Payroll & Accounts Assistant, you will be primarily be responsible for processing client payrolls and auto enrolment duties as well as undertaking bookkeeping for a variety of clients.

Main Payroll duties will include;

  • Liaising with clients regarding any payroll and Auto Enrolment matters
  • Processing payroll and automatic enrolment calculations
  • Processing Starters and Leavers
  • Collating and inputting time-sheets and time-sheet data
  • Processing and ensuring accurate calculations and deduction for statutory deductions
  • Uploading pension files to pension providers
  • Dealing with automatic enrolment opt-ins/outs and worker communications
  • Dealing with HMRC regarding PAYE matters
  • Processing end of year submissions

Accounts Assistant duties will include;

  • Dealing with your own small portfolio of clients regarding their records and accounting information
  • Recording transactions on accounting software
  • Assistance with production of monthly management reports
  • Preparation and filing of VAT returns
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Reconciling nominal control accounts
  • Posting depreciation and other nominal journals

Experience and Skills required

  • A minimum of 2 years proven experience in a similar  payroll and or accounts assistant role
  • AAT or CIPP certified desirable
  • Be able to effectively manage time and prioritise workload
  • Posses excellent communication skills (both oral & written), to include an excellent telephone manner
  • Possess strong IT skills, including MS Office applications
  • Demonstrate Payroll knowledge sufficient to complete pay runs without assistance
  • Be organised, professional and efficient with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.

Personal Attributes

  • Able to multi task and prioritise as you will be handling a variety of client accounts
  • Work well under pressure and to strict fixed deadlines
  • Organised with the ability to work independently
  • Posses meticulous attention for detail and accuracy
  • Be friendly and approachable with a positive “can do” attitude
  • Hardworking,  self-starter who is conscientious and professional at all times
  • A confident communicator with a strong awareness of customer service


  • 22 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays)
  • Extra Half day holiday on your birthday

Salary:             £20,000 to £24,000 (D.O.E) pro-rata

Hours:              20 Hours per week 

We are initially looking to employ someone for a minimum of 20 hours per week to start, with the possibility of this increasing over time.

Is this role for You?

If you think you are the right person for the role of Payroll & Accounts Assistant and would like to apply, please drop us a covering email telling us a little more about yourself, along with your CV plus details of when you can start to:

Please note that if you do not hear back within 7 days, please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

No agencies please.