Payroll Administrator

The Firm

HW Fisher & Company is a top 25 UK chartered accountancy firm. We are a commercially astute organisation with a personal, partner-led service aimed at entrepreneurial small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large corporates and high-net worth individuals.

Our clients come from many different backgrounds and are active in all branches of commerce and industry. Our reputation is grounded in quality, delivering premium advisory services efficiently and cost-effectively.

Founded in 1933, the practice comprises 29 partners and approximately 310 staff supplying a range of services spanning audit, corporate taxation, private client services, VAT, business recovery and forensic accounting, together with a range of sector groups offering specialist industry knowledge.

The Department

The External Payroll department comprises some 10 professional staff. We act as a bureau for around 800 clients, in a variety of sectors and industries, completing payrolls and associated services.

The Candidate

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Computer literacy (experience of Excel and Word essential)
  • Be a quick learner
  • Be able to work on your own initiative or as part of a team
  • Strong numerical ability
  • Be conscientious
  • Be logical
  • Have an organised approach to work and be able to handle multiple payrolls

The successful candidate will be articulate and literate, be able to communicate at all levels to both clients and the staff and Partners of the Firm, and able to work in a pressurised environment.

The Role

We require an administrator educated to a minimum of A-level standard to work within our External Payroll department. We are looking for an administrator who has previous experience within a Bureau payroll environment, preferably gained in Private Practice.

Although the role will be based at our London office, the successful candidate may need to initially go to our Watford office for some training (the move to London is scheduled for October 2019).

 Duties & Responsibilities:

The role will be varied and during your employment you will deal with:-

  • Monthly/weekly/quarterly payrolls
  • BACS payments
  • SMP/SSP/SAP payments
  • Auto-enrolment and pensions
  • Uploading pension files
  • Real Time Information (RTI)
  • Various client and internal queries
  • Data entry
  • Filing
  • Excel work
  • Other ad hoc duties

We would expect the successful candidate to have experience in the areas listed above and be able to run a payroll from start to finish with minimal assistance from senior personnel.

The Benefits

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Group Life Cover
  • 22 days holiday on commencement
  • Buying and Selling Holiday Scheme
  • Flexi-time
  • PHI (Permanent Health Insurance)
  • Contributory Private Health Scheme
  • Non-Contributory Health Cash Plan
  • Season Ticket Loan (after qualifying period)
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Pension Scheme
  • Cycle voucher scheme

To apply for this position please contact Michael Fraser at

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