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Payroll Clerk

Full Time
Job Sector:
Accountancy, Administration / Office Work
South Wales
Salary description:
£19 - £21K Dependant on experience
Start Date:
Bevan Buckland LLP
Job Ref:

Payroll Clerk

Location: Swansea

Reports To: Payroll Manager

Salary: £19 - £21K Dependant on experience

Working Hours: 37.5hrs per week

Staff Responsibility:

  • Develop an effective working relationship with clients and staff
  • Seek opportunities to expand and share knowledge
  • Keep direct supervisor up to date with progress/issues
  • Be proactive about own learning and development
  • Seek feedback on personal performance and areas for improvement
  • To demonstrate expected and acceptable behaviours in line with the Firm’s values

Overview of position:

Assist with the daily operation of the Payroll Bureau, ensuring that payrolls are processed accurately and on time and in accordance with established departmental procedures

Key Deliverables:


  • To prepare accurate payroll records and ensure timely payments
  • To ensure GDPR compliance
  • To comply to all HMRC legislation including RTI / Auto enrolment
  • To process BACS payments as an indirect submitter
  • To carry out special work as requested
  • To maintain payroll spread sheets to ensure accurate audit trail records are kept
  • To process E-Submissions for the accuracy of employee tax codes
  • Input information to SAGE, IRIS, Xero and QuickBooks accounts software etc.
  • To ensure chargeable hours and recovery targets are met
  • Deliver information in a timely manner
  • Communicate to management progress on workload and plan for efficient completion
  • Communicate with clients in a positive and engaging manner
  • Carry out other tasks that may be assigned to you in order to support the Firm and your other colleagues


  • Work with managers and L&D to ensure your training needs and are identified and met
  • Ensure lines of communication within the Firm are open are always transparent
  • Develop a professional and supportive approach to your fellow colleagues
  • Throughout your time with the Firm, live our values in everything you do
  • Report to management on all assignments as required

Compliance & Governance

  • Protect the Firm at all times
  • Ensure that all key targets are always met
  • Continually embed the key strategic objectives of the Firm: embedding excellence, enabling growth, create the future
  • Ensure your CPD and training are up to date
  • Ensure that any identified training programmes are adhered to




  • GCSE's to include Maths and English



  • 2 years proven professional experience in a payroll related role
  • A good knowledge of HMRC, payroll systems, taxation, national insurance rules, pension scheme administration, auto-enrolment and payroll related legislation


  • CIPP Payroll Technicians Certificate or equivalent
  • Experience of operating a payroll in a Bureau environment

Skills and Aptitude


  • Is able to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines, under pressure
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Strong IT skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Customer service skills

Personal Qualities


  • Confident manner
  • Ability to use own initiative and take a flexible approach
  • Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Willingness to work flexibly during busy periods to meet targets
  • A keen interest in developing yourself and others

Software Package Experience


  • Sage Professional Payroll
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word


  • Xero 
  • QuickBooks
  • IRIS Front 2
  • BACS (Win BACS)
  • HMRC tools      

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your CV, along with a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the role

Company Description

As one of the largest accountancy practices with 5 offices across Swansea, Haverfordwest, Pembroke, Carmarthen and St David's and a track record spanning more than 100 years, you can be sure that Bevan Buckland LLP are your local financial team who have your best interests at heart.

We are very proud of our team of experienced and passionate accountancy, tax and business professionals. It is their specialist expertise, knowledge and practical experience which our clients appreciate and which makes us leaders in the financial field.

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