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​Are you looking for Payroll jobs? ​​​Smith & Reed has a variety of roles available within the financesector. When you're looking for a payroll job, you want to use a trusted financial recruitment agency. Whether you’re looking for your next Payroll employment opportunity or you want to hire someone within the finance & accountancy sector, Smith & Reed Recruitment can help. Using a trusted executive recruiter can help you find your perfect position or fill a role that you're trying to hire for. You can easily apply online for payroll jobs or work with us to fill any of your vacancies.

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What do Payroll Professionals do?

Payroll professionals play a critical role in maintaining an organisation's financial and operational stability. Here are some of the key responsibilities and tasks that payroll professionals typically handle:

  1. Staff Remuneration: calculating and processing staff salaries. Employee remuneration varies across different employers and for this reason payroll professionals need to have an excellent knowledge of rules surrounding calculations & payment of salaries, bonus', commissions and deductions (National Insurance, Tax, and Autoenrollment pension contributions).

  2. Record Keeping: Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of employee data, including their personal information, tax information, and pay history, whilst adhering to current data protection legislation (GDPR).

  3. Using Various Payroll Software: A variety of software options are available to employers and payroll providers. A payroll professional should have a solid understanding of how payroll software works, and an ability to use different applications. A payroll professional may need to advise provides on software options.

  4. Reporting: a Payroll professional will be required to report payroll information to various stakeholders, including management, HR, HMRC, Pension providers and auditors. A payroll professional will make sure that these reports are timely and accurate.

  5. Payroll / Tax Year-End Procedures: providing P60s to current staff, and a year end submission to HMRC, as well restarting software databases for new year processing.

Accreditation

Payroll professionals can apply for membership with the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). There are several membership levels to suit all professinals, from entry level (associate), to a chartered membership for experienced professionals. The Membership with the CIPP will guide a payroll professional through their payroll career offering qualifications and resources, as well as a community to offer support and advice.

Payroll professionals play a crucial role in maintaining the financial stability of an organization and ensuring that employees are compensated accurately and in compliance with the law. They must stay informed about changing regulations and technology to effectively manage payroll processes.

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How much can Payroll Professionals earn?

The salary of a project manager in the UK can vary significantly based on several factors, including experience, location, industry, and the size and complexity of the projects they manage:

  1. Payroll Assistant with little to no experience might start with an annual salary in the range of £20,000 to £30,000.

  2. A Payroll Specialist with 2-5 years experience could earn up to £40,000.00 per year.

  3. A Payroll Manager with years of experience providing leadership to a team of payroll professionals can expect to earn between £40,000 and £50,000 per year.

  4. A Payroll Director (large organisations) who will oversee the entire payroll operation can earn an annual salary of up to £100,000.

It's important to note that these figures are approximate and can vary based on the factors mentioned earlier. Additionally, the cost of living and salary expectations can differ between cities and regions in the UK. Major cities like London tend to have higher salary ranges to compensate for the higher cost of living.

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Who is Smith & Reed Recruitment?

Smith & Reed is a recruitment agency in Cornwall with experience matching payroll professionals with businesses and organizations across the UK. If you're looking for employment in the finance & accountancy sector or you're trying to fill payroll roles, we can help.​​

Recruitment in Exeter

Welcome to one of the fastest growing recruitment agencies in the South West.

Established in 1980, Smith and Reed have gained a reputation for supplying a quality recruitment service to a wide range of companies in the South West, providing a diverse vacancy portfolio for individuals seeking permanent or temporary work.

We take time to fully understand each client and candidate, ensuring that each role is the perfect fit.

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How many jobs are there in Exeter?

There are plenty of employment opportunities in Exeter for people with a wide range of different skill sets.

You can explore our Exeter job postings and apply directly for any other positions you’re interested in.

Whether you're looking for a full-time, temporary, or part-time jobs in Exeter - we can help connect you with the right employer.

What types of job opportunities are available in Exeter?

Exeter offers a wide range of job opportunities, including roles in healthcare, education and teaching, marketing, tech and tourism sectors.


Can I find remote job opportunities in Exeter?

Yes, there are a number of remote or hybrid job opportunities available in Exeter, especially in tech and digital marketing fields. Check with local employers and job boards for such positions.


Are there opportunities for part-time employment in Exeter?

Indeed, there are numerous part-time employment opportunities in Exeter, catering to students, working parents, and those looking for flexible work arrangements.​


What industries are unique to Exeter that I should consider for job opportunities?

Unique industries in Exeter include education, as well as marketing and tourism. These sectors offer specialised job opportunities worth considering.


Is Exeter a good place to start a career?

Yes, Exeter is a great place to start a career due to its vibrant job market, diverse industries and close proximity to educational institutions making it an attractive choice for many young professionals.

We cover a wide range of sectors across the county:

Administrative

PA's, Customer Service Assistants, Receptionists, Admin Assistants, Call Centre Advisors

Finance & Accountancy

Accountants, Bookkeepers, Payroll Clerks, Finance Managers, Financial Controllers

Management & Executive

HR Managers, Chief Executives, Company Directors, Office Managers

Industrial & Manufacturing

Production Operatives, Food Productions Assistants, Machine Operative, Forklift, Production Managers

Engineering

Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Plant Mechanics, Marine Engineers CNC

Logistics & Distribution

Drivers, Warehouse Assistants, Operations Managers, Stock Controllers, Pickers & Packers