Payroll Administrator

Location Truro
Discipline: Finance & Accountancy
Job type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum doe
Contact name: Mike Burnett

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​Are you a payroll assistant / administrator looking for your next role in Cornwall? My client, one of the top recruitment agencies in the South of England, are seeking a Payroll Administrator to work out of their Truro office. The role will mainly be processing weekly PAYE payroll for over 700 contractors across the companies brands, and you will help develop their contractor pay offering. Within the role there is clear scope for progression as their business grows and their team expands, and you will report in at Director level.

This is a full time permanent role paying £24,000 to £28,000 per annum doe and working hours Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day with 1 hour for lunch. A full job description is available on request.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Onboarding and setting up new workers for payment, ensure all necessary checks are in place.

  • Importing timesheets from our inhouse timesheet management system.

  • Collating, verifying and processing contractor expenses.

  • Liaising with HMRC and courts (where applicable).

  • Reconcile all stages of payroll processing and invoicing clients.

  • Importing files into the bank for payment and files into the pension scheme.

  • Liaising with vetting and accounts teams.

About You

  • Previous experience of Temporary Recruitment Pay and Bill solutions beneficial but not essential (e.g. Merit, Zeel, Access, RSM, SAFE, etc).

  • Working knowledge of payroll and excellent communication skills.

  • Numerate and attention to detail.

  • Ability to working to deadlines and good organisational skills.

  • Strong IT skills with experience of MS Excel and MS Word.


  • Private healthcare (qualifying period).

  • 20 days holiday increasing to a max of 30 days with length of service (3 of those days being given between Christmas and new year in your second year).

  • Free breakfast, fruit & fresh coffee.

If this sounds like the next role for you do not hesitate to apply.

Smith and Reed Recruitment embraces diversity, equality and inclusion and aim to promote the benefits of diversity in all our business activities. Smith and Reed will treat everyone equally and will not discriminate on the grounds of an individual’s “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) which are age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability, or sexual orientation. All candidates will be assessed solely on their ability to carry out the job in question based on skills, experience, and qualifications.