Payroll Administrator


We  are recruiting a Payroll Administrator to join our established team and to share in the future success of the firm.

Key to our success is having a talented and dedicated team of individuals who want to work in and actively be part of an inspiring and challenging environment. The ideal candidate will recognise the importance of a team approach but will have the innate determination to ‘go the extra mile’ for the firm, its clients, their colleagues and themselves. The people who join our team are recruited not only for their technical excellence and ability, but also for the potential we see in them to help us drive the firm forward and add real value for our clients.

At CLB Coopers, we know our people are our greatest asset and without them we will not achieve success. For that reason, we provide a structured and supportive approach to training and career development and create an environment in which everyone is encouraged to achieve their aspirations and ambitions. We make sure that the members of our team who deserve recognition, reward and progression throughout the firm are always given it.

The applicant

You will have at least five years’ experience preferably gained in a bureau environment. A qualification in payroll would be an advantage but is not essential. You will have excellent knowledge of all aspects of payroll, including a thorough understanding  of and experience in dealing with auto enrolment.

Experience of working with STAR Payroll Professional software is essential.

As well as excellent technical skills and knowledge, you will be a confident individual who is ready and able to ‘hit the ground running’ with our established team and in what is a busy department. You will work well under pressure and be able to manage the demands of your portfolio to ensure that you are able to meet strict deadlines, at the same time ensuring  that attention is paid to the detail.

Client care is of paramount importance; as you will have regular contact with our clients, you will need to be an individual who takes the time to understand their needs and issues, is able to build a rapport with them and has a genuine commitment to providing them with the very best service.

The role

We have high expectations of all our team and are looking for a Payroll Administrator who is experienced in working with a diverse payroll portfolio, from small owner-managed businesses to larger groups and operating across a wide range of industries.

Key duties

  • Processing of high volume payrolls on a weekly/fortnightly/monthly/annual basis from start to finish
  • Managing data
  • RTI processing and filing RTI submissions to strict deadlines
  • BACS experience – processing of BACs payments on behalf of clients (salaries, PAYE and Court Orders)
  • SMP/SPP/ShPP- manual calculations
  • Manual calculation of tax codes and National Insurance
  • Directors’ NI calculations
  • Manual calculation of Overtime and Daily Rates
  • Importing timesheet data
  • Preparation of journals and balancing Monthly summary reports
  • Completing year end procedures to HRMC strict guidelines and timescales

The role will be based at our Bolton office and will be a full-time position which reports directly to the Payroll Manager. 

How to apply

Applicants should send a covering letter and a copy of their CV to