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Payroll Administrator

We have a vacancy for a payroll administrator to join our growing payroll team at Critchleys.

Critchleys is Oxford’s leading firm of accountants and business advisers, with a professional and friendly culture. We are forward thinking and have been providing the full range of Accountancy services to our substantial, growing and diverse client base for over 100 years. We have a skilled team of well over 100 people at all levels in whom we place great value, and are strong investors in our people. Our office is in the heart of the city centre. It is close to train and bus links, we offer our staff a fresh, modern and inspiring environment to work in.

The role

The Payroll Team provides payroll services to over 300 client companies of all sizes.  We are in a period of expansion and are seeking our next team member.

You will join an established team of 6 payroll administrators and work on your own portfolio of client payrolls.

The person

We are looking for someone who is experienced in payroll processing and has an understanding of auto enrolment of pensions, ideally within client/bureau payroll.

Although a payroll qualification to CIPP Year 1 level or equivalent is desirable, it is not essential.   If you wish to achieve payroll qualifications we will fund your training and development.  You will be familiar with payroll software, but training will be given on our payroll system (STAR payroll).

Team work, excellent communication and IT skills, along with a strong client service ethos, will be needed in this busy role.

You will be expected to be extremely accurate, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

The benefits

In return we offer an excellent benefits package including competitive salary, 32 days' holiday (including bank and public holidays), company pension, team bonus, funding towards CIPP qualifications and a friendly working environment in our modern offices.

This role is based on a 40 hour working week, Monday to Friday.

The next step

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and covering letter to Joanne Drury at Critchleys, Beaver House, 23-38 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX1 2EP, or email

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