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Payroll Specialist

Reference: 20870


Belfast, County Antrim


£30000 - £35000

Job Type


Date Posted

23 March, 2023

Ever aspired to work with one of the biggest professional services firms in the world?

Joining a global leader in professional services, this is an excellent opportunity to excel your experience and gain clear career progression prospects. If you have 3+ years’ experience in a busy payroll position and are willing to take on a new professional challenge, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!

In additional, there is an opportunity for the successful candidate to gain a payroll qualification if not already obtained. Competitive salary will be offered based on level of experience. You can enjoy excellent benefits such as hybrid working, company bonus, private medical insurance and more…

What experience do you need?

  • 3 or more years’ experience in end-to-end payroll
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experience in using payroll softwares 
  • Proven ability to manage own workload to ensure deadlines are met
  • Excellent attention to detail and good understanding of payroll compliance
  • A qualification in Payroll is desirable (E.G. CIPP)
  • Experience in a client facing role is desirable e.g., payroll bureau or practice environment

What are the responsibilities of the role?

  • Import and ensure accuracy of payroll data each period, for processing in line with deadlines
  • End-to-end payroll processing including necessary complex calculations and reviews
  • Processing of starters and leavers, including reconciliations review and calculation of pro-rata pay-runs
  • Processing statutory payments and pensions administration
  • Ensure correct Tax treatment of pay components
  • Issuing payslips, P45’s, P60’s
  • Report generation for clients and management
  • Efficient onboarding of new clients
  • Liaising with HMRC
  • Assist with escalation of any issues to ensure they are resolved effectively
  • Assist with year-end processes
  • Support junior members of the team with additional training and guidance
  • Ensure compliance across all payrolls and keep up to date with relevant payroll legislations 


Does this role sound like the next step for you? Submit your application today! 


Office Location: Belfast, hybrid working (Open to NI based candidates only)

Salary & Benefits: competitive based on experience level


If you need assistance or advice on preparing your application, please reach out to Catherine at Abacus Careers.

Next Steps:
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