Payroll Assistant

The company is expanding and as such we need more brilliant people to join our team

The opportunity has arisen to come and join our finance department, working as part of a close knit team, helping to manage the 30+ sites we now own.


  • Experience of Sage 50 Payroll
  • Strong payroll experience, managing end-to-end payroll with knowledge of payroll, taxation and pension legislation
  • Knowledge of Apprenticeship Levy
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Packages
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines

Job Description

  • Calculating and processing of weekly and monthly in-house payrolls using Sage 50 Payroll, through to sending BACS file to bank
  • Reviewing accuracy of payroll reports provided by Payroll Bureau
  • Timely submissions of RTI\Pension data
  • Assisting to ensure all employees across all payrolls (both in-house and through a Payroll Bureau) are paid correctly and within the deadlines set
  • Dealing with new starter and leavers information including creating personnel records, checking right to work, obtaining ID
  • Monitoring annual leave calculations
  • Assisting with auto enrolment over multiple companies & liaising with pension provider
  • Recording Statutory payments
  • Complying with AOE orders, payment of liabilities, dealing directly with agencies/authorities
  • Making HMRC Payments
  • Liaising and reporting to directors
  • Dealing with any payroll related enquiries from Internal Managers
  • Posting payroll data to Sage 200


  • 25 days holiday (excl. bank holidays), plus an extra paid holiday in month of your birthday
  • 50% off food in any of our Inns for up to 6 people
  • £1 bed and breakfast in any of our Inns during January, February or March
  • 1/3 off room bookings all year round

This position would ideally be for someone wanting a full time position (35 hour working week), but we are open to discussion for the right candidate.  It is working in our Head Office in Alnwick, but with the option of some home working.

Please apply by sending your CV to  [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]