Accountancy Practice - Transactional Services (Purchase/Sales Ledger,Credit Control, Payroll)
Ref: 4025 Date Posted: Wednesday 01 Feb 2023
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Title: Payroll Associate

Hours: Full-time or part-time

Location: Edinburgh or fully remote

This well-established chartered accountancy firm is a vibrant, dynamic accountancy practice based in Edinburgh. This independent firm works with SME’s across Scotland and provides Accounts, Tax, Payroll, VAT and Management Accounting services. Due to exciting growth, they are now seeking an experienced Payroll Associate to join their team.

This company is flexible on whether the role is full-time or part-time but will need at least 25 hours per week. This CA firm has excellent IT systems, so this position is suited for someone who wants to work from home as well.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly and weekly client payrolls using IRIS Payroll Professional, knowledge of XERO would be advantageous
  • Submission of RTI Reports to HMRC
  • Dealing with client queries about any aspect of their payroll, tax, NIC, tax coding, PAYE balances
  • Efficient management of joiners and leavers, issue of P45
  • Liaising with new clients about their payroll and pension set up and ensuring we get payroll right from day one
  • Submission of auto-enrolment reports to various pension providers
  • Delivering high levels of client care at all times. Small businesses need to pay their staff the correct amount and on time, so you must have impeccable attention to detail
  • You will manage 35 clients but will be expected to take on additional payrolls to cover the payroll manager at holiday time

The role 

In the Payroll Associate role, you will be reporting to the payroll manager and will need to be able to work independently using your own initiative and be driven to provide a top-quality service for clients.

This will be a very rewarding role for a self-motivated person. If you’re the person we’re looking for you will have:

  • Worked in a dedicated payroll position with at least 3 years of experience
  • Experience of ‘end to end’ client payroll and have built up a good and transparent working relationship with clients
  • Worked in a practice where you have managed multiple client payrolls
  • A good understanding of the Auto-Enrolment rules and have experience in submitting reports to The Pensions Regulator, and pension companies while dealing with queries from both clients and pension companies
  • Confident in calculating salaries moving within tax and National Insurance thresholds
  • Confident dealing with different pension set ups
  • A good understanding of year-to-date figures and how to reconcile those to the previous accountant’s records
  • Had some experience of P11Ds (if not training will be provided)

On offer 

  • Salary up to £33,000 P.A. (full-time)
  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays) 
  • Excellent company pension scheme
  • Sick pay incentive scheme where you earn a bonus for good attendance
  • Flexible hours with core hours of 10am-4pm, outside of those hours you can structure your working day around your family life
  • Efficient training for all systems and personal development
  • Great working internal culture
  • Open door policy/flat structure within the business


If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, get in touch with Carla Heron at the iMultiply office in Glasgow, or alternatively, you call 07719180233.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.


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