Our client is a successful communications company based in Manchester.

As the Accounts and Payroll Manager you are required to support the Business through the execution of high quality Accounts and Payroll duties. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential to this role to fulfil the key responsibilities listed below.

  • It is essential that you can explain things simply and easily and communicate with stakeholders with varying levels of understanding of Accounts and Payroll.
  • You will be expected to resolve accounting and payroll queries via phone and e-mail and where applicable, escalating them to ensure issues are resolved appropriately and timely.
  • This is an ideal opportunity for a strong well rounded accounts/payroll expert looking to work in a varied standalone role and as part of a busy head office.
  • Takes full ownership and responsibility for administrative activities relating to payroll
  • Takes a proactive approach to developing knowledge and skills within own profession
  • Always seeks innovative, yet appropriate ways of working, never let complacency set in;
  • Is approachable, with an effective communication style with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrate 100% pride in what you do; sustain this through every aspect of your work
The successful candidate must be able to:

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum 3 Years’ experience in a similar role
  • Excellent knowledge of SAGE 50 accounts and SAGE Payroll systems
  • Good awareness and knowledge of Time and Attendance Systems
  • Excellent understanding of Excel including formulas and producing reports
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Eye for detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload with confidence

Desirable Criteria

  • AAT Qualified or equivalent

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Day to day control of accounts payables, accounts receivables and reconciliation of bank accounts to ensure that finances are maintained in an accurate and timely manner
  • Responsible for the Payroll using SAGE payroll for circa 150 employees including starters and leavers, employee payroll queries, Time and Attendance, P45’s, P46’s, SSP – Sick Pay, SMP – Maternity Pay, SSP Paternity pay, general payroll paperwork, preparation of monthly BACS payments and termination payments
  • Production of monthly, quarterly, and year end management accounts and reports to the Board of Directors
  • Dealing with HMRC and PAYE, ensuring the company remain compliant with regulations & guidelines and ensuring all statutory reporting is completed to the highest standards
  • Bank reconciliation and accurate completion of quarterly VAT returns
  • Checking and processing of staff expenses
  • Assisting with preparation of accruals, credit control and payment schedules
  • General finance administration including filing, archiving, taking phone calls and providing support to other team members as and when required
If you feel you have the skills to become part of their successful team then please send your CV by filling in a contact form on our website

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