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Payroll Apprenticeship

Competitive salary plus full training and related expenses.
(inc. books, exam fees, course fees, travel to college, etc.)

We are currently recruiting for a Payroll Administrator apprenticeship, starting July/August 2024. Moore Green are authorised training providers for both ICAEW and ACCA, and have a long established history of training students to become confident and successful professionals.

Training will be provided and paid for, including travel expenses, books, exam fees, etc. As part of the apprenticeship, students will attend blocks of training with our training provider, and the remainder of the time gaining practical experience at our Sudbury office. A training salary will be provided which increases according to experience and apprenticeship level. 

Please submit a CV which includes GCSE grades, predicted A level (or equivalent) grades, plus any relevant volunteer or work experience you may have gained.

Closing date for applications: Friday 17 May 2024

Interviews will take place in May 2024.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to:

Or by post to

Sarah Farr, Moore Green Chartered Accountants, 22 Friars Street, Sudbury, CO10 2AA.

Job Description

Role Purpose:

Working within the Payroll department and under the supervision of the department Manager, the role includes payroll preparation from client core data, payroll administration duties, dealing with HMRC on payroll matters, plus other general practice accountancy related tasks as required.

Role Activities:

  • Helps to gather, create, and process payroll-related information to ensure employees are paid on time and accurately.
  • Verifies and confirms data by liaising with employers and colleagues.
  • Performs payroll tasks using electronic payroll software.
  • Complies with legal and contractual obligations.
  • Provides internal and external reporting of payroll information to deadlines as required.
  • Participates as required in preparation and activation of payroll for clients.
  • Meets with clients as required and answers client telephone enquiries, referring the client as necessary.
  • Ensures effective and appropriate communication with colleagues and clients.
  • Is aware of own limitations and actively seeks support from senior staff.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Works to relevant ethical and professional standards in a legal and regulatory environment that is constantly changing.
  • Participates in a programme of continuing professional development (CPD) to ensure currency and compliance.
  • Undertakes any other duties considered to be commensurate with the role.

Role Skills and Qualifications:

  • Undertakes Payroll Administrator Level 3 qualification.
  • Able to understand and apply policies and regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Knowledge of standard payroll practices and terminology.
  • Good administrative and analytical skills.
  • Good IT skills and able to gain proficiency with partnership computer systems.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and time management capability, with the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service attitude.
  • Contributes positively to change management.
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise.
  • Confident to ask for help and to receive constructive feedback.

Person Specification

Part A

The following criteria (experience, skills, and qualifications) will be used to short-list at the application stage:


  • Good written communication skills
  • Five GCSEs, grades 6-9 which must include Maths and English
  • Evidence of further education, for example: ‘A’ levels, B-tech, or NVQ level 2
  • Good ICT and keyboard skills, including the use of Microsoft software (Word, Excel, etc)
  • Able to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Able to plan and prioritise allocated tasks within prescribed timescales
  • Able to interpret and follow written and oral instructions
  • Able to analyse information


  • Relevant work experience which demonstrates understanding of the role
  • Full clean driving licence

Part B

The following criteria will be further explored at interview:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Pleasant, friendly personality
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to build excellent relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Able to demonstrate initiative
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Demonstrates smart and professional appearance
  • Demonstrates some knowledge of the practice
  • Demonstrates motivation and keenness to engage in professional education
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous professional development
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