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Payroll & Compliance Director

Harris & Trotter LLP
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£50,000 - £60,000 plus benefits
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

The opportunity

Are you detail-oriented, organised, and ready to be a crucial part of the team within a fast growing Top 50 Accountancy Firm based in London? As a Payroll & Compliance Director for Harris & Trotter LLP you'll be responsible for handling a portfolio of clients, making decisions based on your knowledge and experience, delivering every aspect of the payroll service. You will be a subject matter expert on our payroll and our system, focused on service delivery and providing a great client experience.



The Payroll & Compliance Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of payroll processing and administration. This role requires meticulous attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and a thorough understanding of payroll regulations and compliance requirements.



We are a medium sized, Top 50 practice, established over 80 years ago and located in the heart of London's West End.


☑ Dress for your diary

☑ Flexible working hours

☑ A technology enabled firm

☑ A Family environment, fantastic retention, hiring due to exceptional growth and internal promotions

☑ A Fixed profit-sharing bonus scheme payable to all staff

☑ Brand new central London office

☑ Plenty of socialising opportunities

☑ Cycle and Electric Vehicle work scheme

☑ Free breakfast, fresh fruit provided daily


Key Responsibilities


Managing a portfolio of clients, ensuring their payrolls are fulfilled timely, accurately and securely. Manage end-to-end payroll processing, including data entry, calculation of wages, submission of reports. Ensure compliance with payroll regulations and company policies. Calculate and process statutory deductions, including PAYE, National Insurance, and pension contributions. Answering client queries about their Payroll or the systems via email and telephone. Provide excellent customer service to clients and employees regarding payroll queries and issues. Owning and taking responsibility for the client journey, always ensuring excellent service. Maintain payroll records and employee data with the highest level of confidentiality and accuracy. Reconcile payroll accounts and resolve any discrepancies or issues in a timely manner. Stay updated on relevant laws, regulations, and tax requirements related to payroll and ensure compliance. Keep up to date with payroll trends, product enhancements, industry developments and HR legislation. Collaborate with the rest of the firm to streamline processes and improve efficiency.  Sharing ideas to help improve processes.


Skills & Experience


Previous experience in delivering fully managed payroll services. Experience of running multiple payrolls to multiple deadlines throughout the month, start to finish, including RTI submissions. Knowledge of pension schemes including the auto enrolment process and pension submissions to various provider platforms Proficiency in payroll software and MS Office applications, especially Excel. Strong understanding of payroll regulations, tax laws, and compliance requirements. Excellent attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent ability in building positive customer relationships. Eager to learn and develop. Great coaching and mentoring skills. Highly organised and methodical in your approach.  


Reporting Structure


The Payroll & Compliance Director reports to the Partners of the firm.


Working Environment


This is a full-time position based at our London office in Marylebone. The Payroll & Compliance Director may be required to work occasional evenings or weekends to meet deadlines or address urgent issues.


Salary and Benefits:


£50k-£60k dependant on experience. In addition, Harris & Trotter LLP offers a comprehensive benefits package including private medical insurance, 3% pension contribution, paid time off, mental wellbeing and physical health support, regular social events and activities, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans, professional development opportunities and excellent office space.




Contact Us

Please apply below to discuss the opportunity further.


We are a medium sized, Top 50 practice, established over 80 years ago and located in the heart of London's West End.

Company info
101 New Cavendish Street

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