Payroll Assistant

Are you an experienced payroll professional, looking to join a business where you can develop your career?


Job title: Payroll Assistant

Hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri


We’re working with a very successful local accountancy firm who are looking for an experienced Payroll Assistant to join their team. They have around 100 staff on site in their office, close to main public transport links in Stockport town centre. They’re offering study support towards further accountancy qualifications, great career progression prospects and a great benefits package. Your duties will include:

  • Handling a portfolio of payroll clients
  • End-to-end processing of weekly, fortnightly and monthly payrolls
  • Processing BACS and HMRC payments
  • RTI submissions
  • Calculations of tax, NI, SMP and SSP when requested



  • Previous payroll experience within an accountancy or bureau environment
  • Experience on Sage Payroll software, or similar package
  • Good interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships with colleagues and clients
  • CIPP qualified, or a willingness to work towards qualification


Company benefits:

  • Study support towards CIPP qualification in payroll
  • Flexible working policy
  • Company pension
  • Healthcare scheme
  • 3 day Christmas shutdown
  • 24 days holiday, plus 8 stats


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Essential Personnel Ltd is acting as an employment agency with regard to this position.


About Us

Essential Personnel Ltd, Stockport Business of the Year winners, provide high quality permanent and temporary staff in Stockport, Cheshire and South Manchester.  Unlike other recruitment agencies, we meet all our clients in person to ensure we’ll only place you with companies that we’d work in ourselves

Salary: £25,000
Reference number: JF70

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