Payroll and Financial Accounting Assistant

  • Job Reference: VR/00975
  • Date Posted: 25 May 2018
  • Recruiter: MP Resourcing Ltd
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  • Location: Didcot
  • Salary: £25,000 to £27,000
  • Sector: Accounting, Administration, Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Scope of the Role:

  • Sterling and foreign currency cash books
  • Payroll system records and input
  • Employee share scheme administration
  • Pension administration
  • Company vehicle administration
  • Assist with purchase ledger and employee expenses

Key Responsibilities Include:


  • Update system for new starters, leavers, changes etc
  • Produce monthly payroll
  • Respond to payroll queries form employees
  • Coordinate benefit schemes including Child Care vouchers, Eye Care vouchers and Health Insurance
  • Produce payroll management reports

Share Scheme

  • Notify scheme administrators of new starters, leavers, changes etc
  • Administration of annual share awards
  • Respond to employee questions concerning the scheme

Pension Scheme

  • Notify scheme administrators of new starters, leavers, changes etc
  • Administration of documentation for new joiners
  • Respond to employee questions concerning the scheme

Cash Book

  • Daily update of UK Sterling and currency cash books
  • Allocate receipts and payments to customer and creditor accounts
  • Reconcile cash books to bank statements

Company Vehicle Administration

  • Maintain records of vehicles, including fuel cards, mileage and V5 documents
  • Liaise with Group office to ensure all vehicles are insured

Purchase Ledger and Employee Expenses

  • Provide cover for Purchase Ledger Administrator during holidays and absences
  • Register incoming purchase invoices
  • Match invoices to purchase orders and goods receipt records
  • Obtain approval for overhead purchases
  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Respond to supplier queries
  • Check and process employee expense claims

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths
  • A methodical approach to work and attention to detail
  • Ability to organise own workload and deliver to strict deadlines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent with Microsoft Excel
  • Previous experience in the areas of key responsibility is an advantage

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.