Payroll Bookkeeper


Our client is a dynamic UK-based accountancy firm seeking a diligent Bookkeeper with a focus on payroll to provide essential bookkeeping services to their clients. Your role will involve ensuring accurate client accounts, meeting deadlines, and maintaining high work standards. Building collaborative client relationships is key, requiring a thorough understanding of their businesses and needs. A strong finance background, coupled with a commitment to excellence, is essential for success in this role.

This is a remote position open to those living anywhere in South Africa.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Payroll Management: Accurately process payroll for clients, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and timely payment
  • Payroll Reconciliation: Ensuring payroll transactions are accurately reflected in the accounting system
  • Tax Compliance: Managing PAYE, National Insurance, and other payroll-related tax requirements
  • Employee Records Management: Maintaining up-to-date employee records, including salaries, benefits, and deductions
  • Payroll Reporting: Preparing payroll reports for clients and internal management
  • Reconciliation of Bank Accounts: Ensuring transactions match between bank statements and accounting records
  • Sales Ledger Management: Recording sales transactions, issuing invoices, and monitoring customer payments
  • Purchase Ledger Management: Recording purchases, processing supplier invoices, and managing payments
  • Posting Journals: Recording financial transactions in the general ledger
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations: Comparing account balances to ensure accuracy
  • Management Account Reporting: Preparing financial reports for management
  • VAT Returns: Calculating and submitting VAT owed to tax authorities
  • CIS Returns: Reporting payments to subcontractors in the construction industr
  • Liaising with Clients and Internal Staff: Communicating with clients and colleagues as needed
  • Financial Software Management: Utilizing accounting software effectively for data entry, reporting, and analysis

Skills, Experience & Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years bookkeeping experience
  • Minimum of 2 years Xero Accounting Software experience
  • Proven experience in payroll processing and payroll tax compliance
  • Experience and confidence using Microsoft Office, especially Outlook and Excel
  • Very strong analytical, problem-solving, and issue-resolution abilities with an eye for detail
  • Excellent decision-making and judgment skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure
  • An organized and flexible approach to work
  • Excellent accounting skills including a solid grasp of taxation for individuals and small companies
  • Ability to work in a small team and take ownership of tasks
  • High commercial acumen and a self-starter
  • Experience with additional payroll software is advantageous
  • Ability to handle confidential information with integrity

Applicants must be able to ensure they can maintain internet and power during office hours.

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    Application ends on July 26, 2024
    Job ID: 6473 Apply for Job
    Application ends on July 26, 2024


    • Location Anywhere
    • Job category Remote
    • Salary $
    • Job type Full Time