Payroll Assistant Jobs

A payroll assistant supports senior payroll staff, undertaking many different jobs, from producing and distributing payslips, to Inland Revenue enquires and end of year payroll tasks.

As with any vacancy, during the recruitment process there are a number of considerations which should be made to ensure that you find the very best person to take the company forward:

Required attributes

Depending on the needs of the position you are advertising, the required skills for payroll assistant jobs are likely to vary slightly, but no matter what type of business you are recruiting for, we will always ensure you are able to interview candidates with the following attributes:

  • Excellent organisational skills – From maintaining payrolls to the production of wage slips, attention to detail is absolutely critical for positions of this nature
  • Experience of end of year payroll – These tasks are a key part of any payroll worker’s responsibilities, with a number of essential requirements which must be performed for tax purposes, such as allocating the right tax codes for all employees on the payroll.
  • Communication skills – A payroll assistant will often be required to deal with any questions or problems an employee may have regarding their wages.
  • Assist with new starters and leavers – Keeping your payroll fully up to date is essential to guarantee that mistakes which could negatively impact the company or employees financially are avoided.

Find high calibre payroll assistant candidates

If you are looking to find yourself a rewarding new position, the experienced and professional team at Portfolio Payroll will offer dedicated guidance on the best course of action throughout the recruitment process.

Whether you are recruiting a payroll assistant or looking to fill payroll clerk or payroll administrator jobs, our team can help. Get in touch with our recruitment experts on 020 7247 9455, or email us at

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