Payroll administrator

Sterling Partners are looking for a full-time payroll executive/administrator to join their practice in their Manchester office performing a spectrum of activities in their payroll department. The candidate would be joining a diverse, young, friendly team of 10+ who have ranging experience & qualifications.

Role responsibilities:

  • Processing of client’s payroll including RTI submissions
  • Maintains payroll processing system and records by gathering, calculating, and inputting data
  • Registration of client’s for PAYE
  • Registration of client’s for pensions with various pension providers
  • Able to deal with auto-enrolment requirements
  • Registration and submission of CIS records
  • Saving payroll reports as PDFs
  • Organising own client portfolio
  • Preparation and submission of P11D benefits through payroll
  • Computes employee take-home pay based on time records, pensions, benefits, and taxes
  • Answering client’s questions about wages, deductions, maternity/paternity pay, sick leave, pensions, etc
  • Handling tax code changes
  • Adheres to payroll policies and procedures and complies with relevant law
  • Identifies, investigates, and resolves discrepancies in timesheet and payroll records
  • Phone calls to HMRC
  • Adding clients to our HMRC PAYE portal
  • Honours confidentiality of client’s pay records
  • Completes payroll reports for record-keeping purposes
  • Determines client’s tax obligations by calculating national and council taxes as well as National Insurance contributions
  • Performs the distribution of wages through direct transfers to client’s bank accounts
  • Supervises other payroll clerks and employees as needed
  • Raising payroll invoices in SAGE
  • Printing and sending/emailing payslips to clients
  • Year-end processing for portfolio i.e. P60s
  • Processing of P45s


  • Use of IRIS Earnie (preferred)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and other standard IT packages
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Experience as a payroll administrator (2 years)
  • Experience working in an accountancy firm (preferred) 


  • Competitive salary offered tailored to qualifications and experience
  • 21 days holiday excluding bank holiday
  • Annual Christmas shut down
  • Quarterly team building events
  • Based in the heart of Didsbury with parks, shops & cafes to spend your 1-hour lunch
  • Staff room with table tennis table
  • Occasional treat to a Café Nero!