Job Description

Payroll Assistant required in Southampton, Hampshire! 
  • Basic Salary: From £23,000 - £25,000
  • Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:00 (part time hours considered)
  • Well-Know Dealer Group
  • Long – Service Rewards & your Birthday off work!
Our client is a Multi-Site Dealership group with a larger presence within Hampshire and the Southwest covering over 50 sites and over 20 well established automotive brands, ranging from the strong volume performers to Prestige, Niche & High-End Vehicle. You will be working within a well performing accounts team, with a brilliant reputation for quality car making.

They are currently seeking a payroll assistant preferably with motor trade experience and passion for all things automotive.

This role would suit individuals with accounts/payroll experience or an interest within working within the automotive payroll sector. They require individuals with high attention to detail, ability to spot discrepancies and errors, alongside excellent communication skills.

We’ve worked with this group for over 15 years, they provide a fantastic company culture, a family-feel environment, with transparency in what they do and a fantastic talent and development nurturing programme.

What’s in it for you as an Payroll Assistant?
  • Basic Salary - £23,000 - £25,000 basic
  • Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:00 (part time hours considered)
  • A supportive Management Structure
  • 30 Days holiday inclusive on bank holidays, plus, your Birthday off work!
Duties of an Payroll Assistant with our Client:
  • Process payroll on a regular basis for employees.
  • Liaise with the payroll manager to ensure the smooth running of payroll
  • Ensure accurate calculation of wages, bonuses, commissions, and deductions.
  • Verify timesheets and attendance records for completeness and accuracy.
  • Address any payroll-related inquiries or issues from employees promptly.
  • Prepare and distribute paychecks or direct deposits.
  • Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Update payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local payroll regulations and guidelines.
  • Assist with payroll tax filings and other compliance requirements.
  • Generate payroll reports for management review.
  • Maintain confidentiality of payroll information.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports related to payroll.
What our client expects of their Payroll Assistant:
  • Ideally, proven experience in a similar position, preferably within the automotive industry
  • Strong knowledge of month-end processes and management 
  • Proficiency in balance sheet reconciliations and financial analysis
  • Familiarity with accruals, prepayments, and fixed asset management
  • Knowledge of tax regulations and year-end audit procedures
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Advanced proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Full UK Driving Licence. – Preferably Clean
This Payroll Assistant vacancy is based in Southampton and our Client is ideally looking for motor trade experienced applicants.

We will not send your CV to a job until we have spoken to you, so it is imperative that you provide a daytime contact number preferably your mobile number.

If you are interested in hearing more about this Payroll Assistant vacnacy or any other automotive jobs we have advertised in Hampshire or Sussex, please contact Stuart Farry at Perfect Placement today!

At Perfect Placement, we specialise in Motor Trade Jobs, so if you are looking to improve your Automotive Career, please get in touch with us today. We are the leading UK Motor Trade Recruiters with over 1,400 Automotive Vacancies across the whole of the UK.