Simpson Wood

01484 534431

Job Vacancy - 13 April


Simpson Wood is one of Huddersfield's longest standing accountancy practices and due to our on-going success and growth we are looking to recruit an ambitious, motivated and hardworking Payroll Administrator to join our existing team. As a Payroll administrator, you would prepare the payroll for multiple clients of the practice and be part of a small yet growing payroll team.


Responsibilities include:

  • Calculating accurate wages, including bonuses, salary increases and overtime
  • Calculating tax, national insurance deductions and pension contributions
  • Calculating statutory payments, such as SMP, SSP, SPP etc.
  • Issuing of relevant tax forms
  • Process new documentation for starters and leavers
  • Handle and respond to discrepancies and queries relating to payroll


Skills required include:

  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good timekeeping and an ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Organised, logical and methodical approach
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Flexibility - busy periods may require longer working hours
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Knowledge of PAYE, NI and Auto Enrolment regulations
  • Understanding of ongoing legislative changes which affect payroll
  • Understanding of Workplace Pensions and Auto Enrolment
  • Experience using computerised payroll software
  • Discretion at handling confidential and sensitive information


Qualifications required include:

  • GCSE Maths and English (Grade C above)
  • Previous experience of processing multiple payrolls
  • Basic computer skills in Word and Excel  with experience using spreadsheets
  • Basic accounts skills for producing journals, preferred but not essential
  • Eligibility to work in the UK


For the right candidate, a part time role would be considered or potentially split role between payroll and bookkeeping.