Payroll Administrator

Date: 23 May 2024

Location: Peterborough, ENG, GB, PE2 6FT

Company: MHA

Job Title – Payroll Administrator

Office – Peterborough


Who we are.


Here at MHA, we take the time to create great relationships with our clients to become not just their trusted advisers, but valued partners that face the future together.

As a Top 14 firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, we work in partnership with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and individuals to multi-national corporations. We work together to navigate an ever-changing business world and proactively identify the opportunities that tomorrow presents.

Leveraging our national network of offices, we offer a comprehensive range of financial and business strategy services to clients across the UK, enabling them to achieve profitable growth and build sustainable long-term success.

As a member of Baker Tilly International, we have a global reach that allows us to offer our insight and expertise wherever our clients need us to be. We believe this makes us a national and international partner of choice for entrepreneurs and multi-national enterprises across the world.

Our agile and responsive approach means we are always on hand to have the right conversations about with clients at the right time, allowing us to identify their goals and business needs both now, and in the future.


Purpose of the Role


To provide payroll and related administrative services to a portfolio of clients.


Main Responsibilities


  • Supervision of all stages of the payroll and BACS processing cycle for a portfolio of client payrolls.
  • Ensuring that all information and documentation required for processing is complete prior to being dealt with by the payroll processing team.
  • Review of the payroll reporting prior to despatch, the preparation of letters and e-mails
  • Ensuring delivery of client payroll requirements within the agreed timescales.
  • Liaising with clients and HM Revenue & Customs when dealing with payroll related queries.
  • Processing and review of BACS payment submissions, in relation to the Net Salary and related payroll liabilities.
  • Day-to-day organisation of payment cycles through the various Client Banking platforms, inclusive of liaising with the necessary parties to arrange sign off in a timely manner.


Qualification and Skills


  • Good working knowledge of payroll processing procedures and legislation.
  • Good technical knowledge inclusive of all aspects of Auto-Enrolment.
  • Ability to communicate with both clients and HMRC.
  • Experience within a payroll office / bureau environment.
  • Use of own initiative to follow processes through.
  • Use of Pay Circle or Xero software’s would be ideal, but not essential.
  • IT Literate (Word, Outlook and, especially, Excel).
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Organisation/Time management.
  • Enthusiastic/Willing to learn.


What we can offer you


  • Genuine work life balance.
  • Accredited Investor in People.
  • New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential.
  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy up to 5 days.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Amazing employee referral scheme, paying up to £4000 for a successful referral.
  • Paid CSR time.
  • Car lease scheme.
  • And more!

Our application form takes just a few minutes to complete and includes some diversity questions. MHA is a committed member of Access Accountancy and as such, we track our diversity stats and actively work to improve on these, year on year, looking at new ways to promote our roles to the widest audience. Any data collected is fully anonymised before sharing with any external parties, as per our Data Protection Policy and is not visible to hiring managers, or used in any way during the selection process.


Req ID: 1375