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Payroll/Finance Assistant

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  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £27000 - £28000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Caroline Crouchman

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Payroll & Finance Assistant - Sudbury 12 month contract (MAT)

A great role is being offered by our Client, who is a well established and respected company within Sudbury. We are looking for a competent payroll professional to cover MAT for a minimum of 12 months.

Duties to include:

Preparing monthly payrolls for Group Companies by ensuring all information from HR is correct and that processing is produced in a timely manner prior to checking by the Finance Supervisor.
Investigate and resolve payroll queries in a professional manner, so an understanding of PAYE, NI, SSP, SMP and SPP is desirable.
Enter Net Pay sums due onto Bankline system prior to authorisation by Finance Supervisor and arrange that any statutory deductions are paid across to the appropriate body in a timely manner either via Bankline or by cheque.
Preparing month end payroll journals for processing.
Reconcile monthly, the Payroll Control Accounts for relevant Group Companies.
Assisting with the preparation of the payroll year end procedures.
Assisting with producing accounts to Trial Balance
Communicate regularly with the Finance Supervisor and Team Leader to ensure that all issues / problems are resolved in a timely and efficient manner.
Post all Purchase Ledger invoices and credit notes onto the appropriate Accounts system, ensuring all foreign invoices are converted to local currency using the appropriate exchange rate.
Compare and reconcile all statements with supplier activity on the appropriate Accounts system. Request copies of any invoices / credit notes that have not been received.
Transfer all authorised invoices from awaiting payment' files and reconcile to previously prepared creditors listing from the appropriate Accounts system.
Action payments to suppliers in conjunction with Financial Supervisor / colleagues. Process completed payment details via the appropriate Accounts system and produce remittance confirmation. Forward confirmation to suppliers.
Post Sales Ledger cash received daily
Action monthly Excel spreadsheets from Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger daybook reports, from the appropriate Accounts system, to reconcile month end balances.
Monitor and chase sales proforma invoices once raised.
File all Purchase and Sales Ledger invoices once paid / matched.
Review and check Monthly Suppliers Payment runs prior to forwarding to Finance Supervisor / Head of Group Finance
Review Month End Aged Reports (both Debtors and Creditors) to establish validity of credit balances.
Maintain a professional approach when dealing with all queries (whether internal customers or external suppliers) in a calm and positive manner.
Adherence to the appropriate chains of communication within the department and Company.
Strive to maintain the flexible element within the department, supporting all team members where necessary.
GDPR awareness.

Payroll experience within a large organisation
Computer literate, with advanced use of Word and Excel packages
Previous accounting experience, knowledge of Sage Line 50 package advantageous
Positive and flexible in approach, highly driven and self-motivated
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent numerical skills
Meticulous attention to detail, methodical approach to work always ensuring accuracy
Reliable, trustworthy and highly confidential due to the requirements of the job.
Focused on achieving the best possible results
Excellent team worker, with the ability to work alone and the desire to succeed as an individual and with the
surrounding team

Calm confident and polite when dealing with customers / suppliers