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Senior Payroll Assistant

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An exciting opportunity has arisen here at JMC Aviation and our friendly team are now seeking a Senior Payroll Assistant to join us on a permanent full time basis located in Exeter, near the Airport.

What we offer:

  • Full Time Hours (Monday to Friday)
  • Basic Salary from £23,500 per annum
  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme (following successful completion of a Probationary Period)
  • Modern office with free on-site parking
  • Team BBQs and Staff days that incorporate family and partners

We also have some fantastic company benefits including: Private Healthcare, Life Cover, Income Protection and a Cycle to Work Scheme.

Job Purpose:

As a Senior Payroll Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting the Payroll Supervisor in running an effective payroll service with tasks including maintaining and inputting payroll information into the system, processing and calculating weekly payroll data, reconciliations, training support and to perform general payroll and finance related duties.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To maintain and input payroll information in a precise and accurate manner
  • Provide payroll advice and information
  • Assist in running and overseeing an efficient and effective payroll service
  • Check, calculate and input weekly and monthly payroll data
  • Process weekly contractor payroll
  • Process and monitor all staffing changes including starters, leavers and other amendments to salaries and data in compliance with policy and payroll requirements
  • Check and process expense claims
  • Undertaking of week end processes and reconciliation
  • Producing, recording and uploading sales invoices
  • Undertaking training support for Payroll Assistant role
  • Process relevant HMRC forms including P45, P46 etc
  • Advise employees, contractors and managers on payroll issues
  • Prepare information to assist in the provision of information to external agencies as required
  • Maintain all files and update information as required
  • Have a good understanding of system requirements
  • Assist and advise on process enhancements
  • Carry out routine administrative/clerical duties as required
  • Carry out imports into Sage (Invoice and Contractor Imports)

Person Specification


  • Experience working within a payroll or finance environment
  • Experience of using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • High level of numeracy and ability to deal accurately with calculations of a complex nature
  • Ability to convey information accurately, clearly and simply in a manner easily understood
  • Ability to pay attention to details and be accurate
  • Ability to organise, schedule and adapt work tasks to meet conflicting deadlines and respond to changing situations
  • Ability to extract information accurately
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own work
  • Effective communication skills


  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £26,500.00 per year

To apply please send your CV and any covering letter to

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