Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Payroll Assistant


Reference: SM0113

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £19,000.00

Maximum Salary: £25,000.00

I am currently recruiting for my well established and growing client based in Chester. This is a great place to work, with modern offices and a friendly team! This company invest back into their employees and want to see all succeed as they do too!


The role would suit an experienced payroller who is looking for a new challenge or a junior candidate who has some strong admin experience looking to expand their experience within a successful and highly regarded organisation. This may suit a recent graduate.


Main Duties

  • Support the Payroll Leader with the delivery of the in-house UK payroll function and the outsourced international payrolls
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the payroll bureaus, pension providers and other 3rd party agents to continue the smooth delivery of payroll
  • Process day to day tasks of the Payroll Department. This includes new starts and leaver documentation, bonus commission and other payments through the integrated HR/payroll software
  • Processes payroll deductions - PAYE, SAYE and Court Orders
  • Manage statutory payments i.e. SSP/SMP/SAP/SPP in accordance with government legislation
  • Ensure compliance is adhered to in all areas
  • Resolve payroll queries as and when they arise and escalate when necessary
  • Support the Payroll Leader with internal and external audits relating to payroll



  • A payroll qualification is desirable but not necessary
  • Excellent IT skills - Microsoft Office applications that include Outlook, Excel and Word
  • A keen eye for detail, which is necessary to deliver a high level of accurateness
  • Able to work to strict deadlines maintaining calmness under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and to work on own initiative
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills


Key Attributes

  • Data protection is important and the need for discretion due to the confidential nature of the work is essential
  • Work professionally, collaboratively and effectively as a member of the Payroll Department ensuring trust and confidence at all times
  • Offer consistent and exceptional Customer Service to internal and external clients
  • A desire to change in line with the growth of the business, ultimately to achieve success



  • Previous payroll experience, knowledge of payroll legislation and GDPR desired
  • Adaptable and open to continuous learning


If you feel you have the necessary skills or are looking for your next challenging role please apply to be considered for the shortlist. Interviews will be taking place in the coming weeks.