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Always on the lookout for exceptional talent.

Briars is an exciting, rewarding and fair place to work.

Our happy team have all played an active role in building the Briars’ approach; robust, professional and cost-effective, delivered by people you will want to work with. We are always on the lookout for talented people in our specialist areas and specific vacancies will be posted below from time to time.

Payroll Clerk

Latest vacancy

Payroll Clerk

Department Payroll
Reports to Payroll Manager
Direct Reports None
Salary £20,000 – £25,000

We are looking for a confident, self-starter to work in our payroll department with previous experience in a busy multi-client, multi-company or bureau operation, who can work on their own initiative.


The payroll department provides a fully managed payroll service for a wide range of clients effectively acting as their in-house payroll team.

We cover UK and Ireland payroll processing and payments services as well as a fully managed international service.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and accuracy.
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The role of Payroll Clerk involves the provision of a comprehensive Payroll service to a wide range of corporate clients. You will be working as part of a team of no 3 that takes pride in providing our UK and International clients a high quality, professional and efficient service.
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(the list below is not exhaustive)

• Processing UK payroll from start to finish, including set up of new starters/ processing leavers
• Providing manual calculations / tax breakdowns for clients
• Processing shares / loans, statutory payments (SMP, SSP, AEO’s)
• Corresponding with third party providers re childcare vouchers, cycle to work and SIP schemes; liaising with HMRC to resolve PAYE issues
• Administering pension schemes/ liaising with providers re DD collections, change in contributions etc
• Preparing and signing off monthly payments/ Bank Reconciliations/ Requesting funds from clients
• Payroll ledger output reports/ reconciling journals for finance teams and auditors
• Payroll Year End reporting – RTI submissions and issue P60’s to employees
• Set up of employer/ employee accounts on Doclock (online payslip portal), uploading payroll documentation/ sending log on details to employees or employers
• Answering pay / tax code queries from employees; providing clients with detailed payroll legislation upon request. (E.g. processes for employees about to start maternity leave, conditions of salary sacrifice schemes, Statutory Sick Pay entitlements, treatment of termination payments)
• Administration of some smaller international payrolls including liaising with in-country local service providers
• Provide monthly employee information for billing purposes
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• Previous experience in a busy multi-client, multi-company or bureau operation is required for this role
• Strong up to date knowledge of UK payroll compliance
• Ability to undertake or review manual calculations
• Experience of payroll software, ideally STAR
• Formal payroll qualification for example, CIPP
• Irish payroll processing experience
• International payroll experience
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• Confident, self-starter who can work on their own initiative
• Highly developed interpersonal and client liaison skills – strong team player
• Flexible with the ability to juggle changing priorities and work to tight deadlines
• Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
• Problem solver
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Because of the changing nature of our business your job description will inevitably change. You will, from time to time, be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities as directed by management.