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Payroll Administrator

We are looking for a payroll administrator to join our successful HR & Payroll team.

Critchleys is Oxford’s leading firm of accountants and business advisors, with a professional and friendly culture. We are forward-thinking and have been providing the full range of financial 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

We are looking for a payroll administrator to join our successful HR & Payroll team who provide payroll services to over 300 client companies of all sizes.

Main responsibilities of the role will be to:

  • Process client payrolls on a weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual basis;
  • Communicate with HMRC on a regular basis;
  • Work closely with clients to deal with payroll issues and obtain the relevant information
  • Develop trusted relationships with clients through the provision of excellent service and regular contact;
  • complete new starter checklists, auto-enrolment admin, P45 and other relevant HMRC documentation;
  • Manipulation of spreadsheets and billing clients

The person

We are looking for someone who has excellent communication, organisational and IT skills. You will have exceptional attention to detail and be accurate and meticulous in your work.

Teamwork, the ability to prioritise workload and having a flexible, adaptable attitude will be needed in this busy role. You will be client-focused and have the confidence to work on your own to meet deadlines.

The ideal candidate will be studying towards their CIPP qualification and seeking a career in payroll. You need to be experienced in running payroll either by professional qualification or be qualified by experience. Experience in a payroll environment in a similar role is desirable.

The benefits

In return, we offer a 37.5 hour working week Monday to Friday, and an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary, 32 days’ holiday (including bank and public holidays), company pension, time off in lieu scheme, comprehensive study support to achieve payroll qualifications through CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals), and a friendly working environment in our modern offices.

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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