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Gatwick, United Kingdom
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08 April 2024

Payroll Specialist - 12 month FTC

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today’s changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy - and directly advise the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Working with every department at BDO, our Finance team helps us meet relevant legal requirements that ensure our firm operates effectively in a tightly-regulated field. They implement strategies that help us innovate – like combining new technology with traditional financial processes to make us even more digital. As part of this friendly team, you’ll enjoy flexible hours and have opportunities to take responsibility for the delivery of quality work. With your colleagues behind you, you’ll embrace change, new ideas and have an impact on the future of our firm.

We’ll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO’s partners to help businesses effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

Reporting to the Payroll Manager you will join an established team based in our Gatwick office.  You will ensure that payroll for staff is processed correctly into the current payroll software ADP Freedom, whilst ensuring all queries are dealt with in line with the departments service level agreement. You'll also:

  • Liaise with HR/Reward to ensure data received is complete and accurate.
  • Assist in the checking of payroll data input.
  • Prepare, check and process manual payments.
  • Able to calculate Statutory Maternity Pay, Shared Parental Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Sick Pay.
  • Assist with the various controls governing the payroll processes and offer solutions and ideas to maintain excellence.
  • Comply with HMRC legislation at all times. Keep abreast of legislative changes and propose any necessary changes to ensure best practice and compliance.

You’ll be someone with:

  • Payroll experience in a similar sized organisation.
  • The ability to prioritise own workload to meet deadlines
  • Numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel (Lookups, formulas and pivot tables) and Word.
  • A qualification or currently studying for a professional payroll qualification
  • Previous experience using ADP Freedom payroll software – desirable
  • Knowledge of Workday advantageous
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of HMRC regulations

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business.  We’re committed to agile working, and we offer everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task in hand.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture.  From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another.  At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for our clients and satisfying experiences at work, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices.  BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in them. Across 18 UK locations, we are 7,000 unique minds coming together to help the business we work with reach their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.



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