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Trainee Payroll Administrator

We are looking for a Trainee Payroll Administrator to join our busy 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.

Based in the heart of the city centre, our offices are close to train and bus links and offers our staff a fresh, modern and inspiring environment to work in.

The role

Are you looking for a new career in 2019? Would you like to develop a career in payroll with a leading accountancy firm?

We are looking for a trainee 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:

  • liaise with clients to obtain their payroll information
  • work closely with clients to resolve payroll queries
  • process their payroll using our payroll software package
  • general administration duties including auto-enrolment admin
  • communication with HMRC and other external third parties.

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 also have the confidence to work on your own initiative and will be a quick learner.

Experience in payroll is not essential although administration experience would be an advantage.

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, 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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