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Payroll Trainee

Employer
Shaw Gibbs
Location
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Sector
Accounting - practice
Salary band
£20,000 - £30,000
Contract type
Graduate roles, School leaver roles
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

The Role 

This is a trainee position which includes full training and support in order to develop your skills and abilities for a long-term career within our practice. Your key responsibilities will include the below: 

  • Build productive working relationships within Shaw Gibbs and with clients as required
  • Develop and apply your technical knowledge through on-the-job training and formal qualifications 
  • Process payrolls on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly basis (or as directed) for a range of clients of various sizes and from a diverse range of businesses
  • Process starters and leavers, calculating statutory payments, RTI submissions, Pension Deductions etc.
  • Liaise directly with clients to ensure accuracy of payroll data and answer phone queries, resolve problems and provide payroll support
  • Communicate with clients, other staff, Directors and the HM Revenue & Customs

What we can offer you 

  • Full funding and support to study qualification, including study leave and time off for exams
  • Hybrid and flexible working 
  • A varied role in a talented and experienced team
  • Joining a company with an exciting growth plan ahead
  • Plenty of opportunities to increase your technical knowledge and skills
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors
  • An experienced manager to support your development and provide day to day guidance 
  • A comprehensive induction and buddy to help you get up to speed in your first few months
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, electric vehicles salary sacrifice, cycle to work, hybrid and flexible working
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays, and additional holiday with service
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing. We also offer all employees a Wellbeing Day each year – a day dedicated to boosting your wellbeing 

About You 

There are two routes to enter our training programme. You may apply after A-Levels (A,B,B) or equivalent qualifications. Alternatively we welcome applications from university students who have achieved or are predicted a 2:1 or above. We also look for the following: 

  • You must have GCSEs in Maths and English at grade 5 or above
  • Proven communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong IT skills, specifically Excel and able to pick up new IT packages very quickly
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A positive, confident and proactive attitude
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and self-motivated
  • Willingness to undertake and succeed in a range of professional studies 
  • Relevant work experience and/or experience of working within a practice environment would be great but not essential

Additional Information

Shaw Gibbs is an inclusive employer and we are committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates by ensuring a comfortable and accessible interview experience. We understand that some individuals may have specific needs or require accommodation/adjustments during the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments to ensure your recruitment experience with Shaw Gibbs is as inclusive and accessible as possible, please let us know at your earliest convenience via email.

We believe that diversity makes Shaw Gibbs a stronger firm and we look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to Shaw Gibbs’ goals, without regard to their sex, gender, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

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