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Bookkeeper/Payroll Senior - Ayrshire

Accountancy Practice - Accounts Assistant/Assistant Accountant/Bookkeeper
Ref: 2211 Date Posted: Monday 27 Nov 2017
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A large accountancy practice currently requires an experienced Bookkeeper/Payroll Senior to join its Kilmarnock office 

The Company

​This is an award winning accountancy practice with multiple offices across Scotland and expertise in many areas including accounts, audit, tax, corporate finance and business recovery

The Role

The successful candidate will ensure the smooth completion of the payroll and bookkeeping jobs within the Kilmarnock office, taking ownership for the overall day to day operational management of workflow, whilst ensuring deadlines are met.

On offer

The role comes with a very competitive remuneration package, a great work/life balance and a friendly and supportive working environment 

Duties and Responsibilities

Effectively co-ordinate and manage the workflow of the team identifying, in advance, areas of peak workflow and planning work accordingly.  Escalate any client or department issues as appropriate

  • Processing of more complex payrolls and reviewing the work of others, including weekly, four-weekly, monthly and annual payrolls, dealing with maternity; sick pay; deductions, auto enrolment etc.
  • Process year end payrolls including P35’s
  • Ability to accurately process and calculate CIS deductions and submissions
  • Completion of all bookkeeping jobs including the preparation of VAT returns
  • As required provide training to clients on all aspects of bookkeeping and payroll
  • Ensuring that submission deadlines are met for the department and that client queries are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring that internal review processes are in place and applied by all team members, whilst identifying areas of process improvement to maximise efficiencies
  • Assist in training and delegation of work of junior staff and identify areas of development required for self and team, undertake appraisals and performance reviews for team members.
  • Update GPM system with current job status
  • Completes all administration in a timely manner (including timesheets and raising and reviewing fees) and to a high standard. 
  • Responsible for reviewing team member’s timesheets to budgets and department WIP, addressing any discrepancies, identify reasons for this and implement steps for improvement 

Suitable candidates for this role will possess:

  • Relevant previous experience required within professional services
  • Effective team working skills
  • Effective planning and organising skills to ensure that the varied workload is managed effectively
  • Good communication skills and the ability to engage at all levels.
  • IT literate; good knowledge of Microsoft Office and excellent Sage Payroll experience
  • Sage accounts and Xero experience is preferred
  • STAR payroll experience is preferred but not essential
  • Bankline experience is preferred
  • Year end experience preferred but not essential
  • Self motivated

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Alex Allen in the Glasgow office  or use the link provided.