Management Accountant

Sector:Restaurants
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£40,000 per annum
Town/City:Waterloo
County:Greater London
Job ref:39390
Post Date:18. 04. 2024
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About the Role

Harper May is collaborating with a dynamic hospitality group that is currently in search of an experienced Payroll Specialist to join their team. This exciting opportunity offers the chance to become an integral part of a thriving and innovative company in the hospitality industry.

Responsibilities & Duties:
• Exporting and Uploading CSV files for all the employees' hours worked from the various systems that clients use to record hours.
• Process payroll as per client requirements, including setting up new starters, leavers, and Year-End processes.
• Calculating correct employee pay by considering hours worked, overtime rates, taxes, national insurance payments, and other factors.
• Processing BACS files for Clients to pay their staff on time.
• Processing holiday, sick, maternity, and paternity leave payments.
• Processing TRONC and Service Charge Payments.
• Liaison with HMRC and ensure processes and procedures follow current regulations.
• Responding to and resolving payroll queries from clients/employees. Identifying, investigating, and resolving discrepancies.
• Distributing forms such as P45, P60, and P11d.
• Processing PAYE/NI deductions and sending payroll information to HM Revenue and Customs.
• Obtaining and verifying direct debit banking information from employees.
• Working with the Accounting Team to ensure Pensions are paid, PAYE/NI are reconciled with HMRC and the client's accounts.
• Providing Payroll Information to the Accounting Team for posting into the client accounts and assisting with monthly PAYE/AOE/Pension reconciliations.
• Managing multiple Pension providers, uploading Pension Deduction Schedules & ensuring that payments are approved on a rolling monthly basis.
• Other ad-hoc Payroll-related duties as required.

Skills & Qualifications:
A combination of administrative skills and a keen eye for detail to keep salary calculations and data entries error-free, as well as excellent communication skills.

Essential:
• 2 Years' Experience in a similar role.
• GCSE Maths & English.
• A clear understanding of payroll laws, taxes, and PAYE procedures.
• Strong verbal communication, including active listening and accurately answering employee questions.
• Mathematical skills for understanding the taxes and employee wages calculated by the software to spot abnormalities.
• Computer literacy, especially confidence in using office and payroll software, such as Excel.
• Self-motivation and organizational skills to meet deadlines.
• Initiative and ambition to develop professionally.
• Ability to work as part of a team and with clients to deliver the payrolls.
• Ability to work under pressure and own initiative while still a key member of the team.
• Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.

Desirable:
• Experience with Fourth and SAGE Payroll Software.
• Experience with APPS used to record and forecast employee working hours.
• Knowledge of some accounting concepts.
• Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals qualification or working towards.

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