Payroll Administrator – St Albans

The role

Our Payroll department is growing and we have a fantastic opportunity to join our firm as a Payroll Administrator in our St Albans office.

Our Payroll Department provides payroll services to clients from various industry sectors, offering a number of pay frequencies covering 1 – 900 employees.

As a Payroll Administrator your will manage bespoke payroll services for a designated portfolio of clients including start to finish payroll processing, preparing payments, RTI submissions and auto-enrolment obligations. This will involve extracting payroll information from HR software, adapting files and importing data as well as interpreting client instructions from emails and spreadsheets.


What we are looking for

You will have previous experience working in payroll and be able to demonstrate strong technical knowledge and understanding of payroll processes.  Well organised, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines, you will be a team player with a client focused approach.

Experience of working in a payroll bureau environment, a payroll related qualification and knowledge of Iris payroll software is desirable.

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How to apply for this position

 If this opportunity matches your experience and motivations then to be considered, please submit your CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role to, noting “Payroll Administrator” as the title of your email.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12.00pm on 3 December 2021.


What can we offer you?

Our success depends on our people and the recruitment and retention of high quality staff is crucial to the continued success of our firm.

We are a friendly firm and it is important to us that everyone enjoys coming to work and feels challenged and supported in their role. We are committed to offering you a varied and interesting workload and the support to ensure that you have the skills to perform at your best.

In addition to offering a competitive reward package, we provide the opportunity to continue to develop your skills through on the job training as well as structured learning and development. Where possible, we look to promote from within and want to reward staff through recognition and promotion when opportunities arise.

The firm attained the Investors in People accreditation in 2010 and was reaccredited in 2016, reflecting the firm’s sustained and continuing commitment to invest in its staff.


We keep our benefits package under review to ensure that we remain competitive and as an employee of Rayner Essex you will enjoy:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday (with the ability to buy and sell holiday each year)
  • Pension provision
  • Health cash plan
  • Occupational sick pay scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Season ticket loan for travel
  • An active social committee with frequent and varied events throughout the year