Payroll Apprentice




Job type:




  • Work within a team of three to assist with the processing of weekly and monthly payrolls to strict deadlines. 
  • Learn the various compliance rules for statutory requirements and HMRC regulations

In-house training will include:

  • Run weekly and monthly payrolls on Sage 50 payroll software
  • Process starters and leavers, employee changes and statutory payments and deductions including SMP, SSP, and SPP etc
  • Deal with pay queries from clients
  • Run year end routines and reports for all payrolls
  • Administration of Auto Enrolment and pensions

Other responsibilities

  • Provide constructive feedback to line manager regarding processes and procedures
  • Accurate data entry
  • Develop soft skills for communicating with clients
  • Save all correspondence with clients in the document management system
  • Be up-to-date with the firm’s policies and procedures and comply with them at all times
  • Complete timesheets accurately on a daily basis
  • Take on any other duties appropriate as and when required
  • GDPR compliance
  • Be aware of the firm’s risk management and practice assurance procedures and ensure compliance
  • Monitor budgeted time allocated for the payroll and notify the Payroll Manager if this will go over the set timeframe.


  • Sage 50, on-line training,  in-house course
  • This role will include study towards the AAT accountancy qualification
  • Balance studies and working full time with generous study leave provided by the firm


  • At least 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 with a 6 or above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Competent knowledge of the Microsoft Office software particularly intermediate or advanced Excel
  • Willingness to train towards the AAT accountancy qualification
  • Ability to work well under pressure to tight deadlines whilst maintaining high level of accuracy
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to delivering a first class service to clients, and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Good customer service and communications skills, both written and verbally
  • Sound technical and analytical skills 
  • Adaptable and flexible in attitude
  • Time management skills including prioritising
  • Willingness to assist in other departments when required
  • Must be able to live and work in the UK

Role reports to:

Payroll Manager


What we can offer you:
  • A dynamic and varied workload and excellent prospects for progression.
  • Competitive salary (market rate) depending upon experience.  Salary is reviewed annually.
  • Extensive internal and on-the-job training.
  • Paid study together with generous study leave
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu.
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • 20 days annual leave (increasing with service) in addition to statutory bank holidays.
  • Life assurance cover of four times salary.
  • Eligibility for the firm’s annual bonus scheme

The Organisation

Moore is a fast-growing, top fifteen accounting and advisory network, with offices throughout the UK and members across the globe.  In the East Midlands firm, we have offices in Corby, Northampton and Peterborough.
We offer a complete solution for businesses and individuals. As well as the usual services of accounts, tax advice and audits we also offer a complete payroll service, strategic business planning, corporate finance, inheritance tax planning and much more.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV to Natalie Ellis or call 01733 397300 to find out more.