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Accounts & Payroll Assistant


This role within our busy Finance department supports the Financial Controllers and is responsible for day-to-day finance processing along with the payroll for our 3 companies for approx. 170 employees. This is a very hands-on role with a requirement to be fully conversant with current and evolving payroll legislation and the development of the payroll function.



  • Processing the monthly payroll for both hourly and salary paid employees ensuring that deadlines are met and accuracy is maintained.
  • Collating time sheets, checking against clock reports and loading onto weekly and monthly wages sheets
  • Administration of the process including adding hours worked, overtime & bonuses; printing relevant reports, wages slips, posting the nominal link onto SAGE accounts, submitting the FPS and EPS and printing the P32.
  • Processing new starters and leavers, including leavers holiday allowances adjustments to final pay.
  • Making relevant deductions for thrift club, Company loans, clothes and material deductions, CSA, attachment of earnings orders, student loans and pensions.
  • Managing the group pension plan and auto-enrolment deducting the relevant amounts and submitting payment summaries to the pension provider, including salary exchange. Processing starters and leavers to the plans and completing all relevant paperwork.
  • Run the year-end on SAGE payroll and print off P60’s for all Employees.
  • Responding to employee queries re payroll.
  • Producing payroll reports when required.


  • Matching supplier invoices to purchase orders on our in-house production software Progress Plus (training provided).
  • Loading supplier invoices onto SAGE 50 accounts.
  • Raising and following up invoice queries with suppliers.
  • Checking supplier statements against SAGE and requesting copy invoices if needed.
  • Monitoring the Invoices mail box and printing supplier invoices off.
  • Sending suppliers remittance advices once payments have been made.
  • Raising and processing sales invoices on our in-house production software Progress Plus.
  • Producing customer statements and chasing customer payments.
  • Bank reconciliations of the multiple company bank accounts.
  • Updating and reconciling the cash flows.
  • Any ad-hoc work as requested.


  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • AAT qualified or studying.
  • Experience of using SAGE 50 & SAGE Payroll.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel with the ability to use it to an intermediate level.
  • Keen eye for detail with a professional and positive can-do attitude.


Please feel free to contact us for more information or for an informal discussion about current opportunities.
If we do not have a current vacancy to suit your skills, we always welcome speculative CV’s.

Phone: 01202 623 934


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