Current vacancies

Accountants Assistant – Edinburgh

We are looking for an accounts assistant to work in our Edinburgh office accounts department. The role involves preparation of year end accounts for a wide ranging portfolio of clients that covers sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, pension schemes and LLP’s.  The preparation is primarily done from computerised records but occasionally may involve working from manual records.

Additionally you may be involved in the preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns using MTD compliant software.

Experience of Iris, Sage, Quickbooks, Xero, Microsoft Excel and Word is preferred but not essential.

You will be required to manage various workflows at the same time and be confident in dealing directly with clients.

Ideally, you will have a minimum of 18 months experience of working in practice.

For more information or to apply for this position please contact us here.

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Payroll Administrator  

You will be working in our firm’s payroll bureau that provides payroll services for clients. As a payroll administrator you would make sure that clients’ employees are paid on the right date and receive the correct amount of money. The applicant requires at least 3 years previous experience in payroll and should be able to work independently using their own initiative as well as work as part of a team. The ability to work under pressure to strict payment deadlines is essential. Candidate will be responsible for their own portfolio of clients and ensuring various deadlines are met.

Your work would usually include:

  • checking how many hours employees have worked
  • calculating and issuing pay by cash, cheque or electronic transfer
  • deducting tax and national insurance payments
  • processing holiday, sick and maternity pay and expenses
  • calculating overtime, shift payments and pay increases
  • answering staff queries about timesheets or pay slips
  • issuing P45s and other forms
  • RTI and Auto-enrolment

You will have an understanding of the legislation and rules in areas such as tax payment and exemption. You would also be offering advice on which forms need to be used in different situations. For instance, claiming maternity pay or a tax refund.

You may also provide assistance to other department within the Practice. This could include offering payroll support to new staff and completing paperwork for staff who are leaving such as a P45 document. You may also be expected to do general administrative work such as filing, photocopying and correspondence.

Skills, interests and qualities

As payroll assistant you should have:

  • confidence in working with numbers
  • good spoken and written communication skills
  • a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • teamworking skills
  • good organisational and time management skills
  • honesty
  • respect for confidential information
  • good IT skills
  • experience in Earnie payroll software is not essential but preferred

So, if you are a Payroll administrator with experience, please apply today.

For more information or to apply for this position please contact us here.

You may also email your resume in Word to: nelson@whitelawwells.co.uk