Payroll Assistant (School Leaver) - August 2022

  • Employer RSM
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Nationwide
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 04/11/2021

The Assistant position in our Client Payroll Services Team gives you all the skills and support you need for a career in payroll. You’ll enjoy a fulfilling business career that recognises your potential and rewards your ambition.

When you join our team, you’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with. You’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential.

What does our client payroll services team do?

Our team process payrolls on behalf of a wide variety of clients from organisations across the UK, using bespoke software systems which we have developed and support in house. You will be involved in processing weekly and monthly payrolls, where speed, accuracy and client service are all critical. You’ll get to know your clients and quickly build relationships, whether that’s assisting with regular processing, ad hoc tasks or annual payroll activities.

What can you expect?

At RSM, you’ll be a key member of our team from day one. You’ll get involved in client work very quickly, initially working as part of a larger team before taking on individual responsibility for delivering for your clients. The depth of services and clients you’ll be exposed to will help you kick-start your career. You could be working with a wide variety of organisations, including national retail chains, service providers and web-based business.

A career in Client Payroll at RSM will give you access to top quality career development. Alongside hands-on experience, you’ll benefit from on-the-job training from more senior members of the team and gain access to our internal training courses that will help you develop in the role. With our support, you’ll have your own client portfolio and will be the main contact for all their payroll needs.

When you join this team, you’ll work towards a formal payroll qualification, as well as receiving on the job training and access to a mentor, preparing you for your next move - to be a payroll executive.

What we look for

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic self-starters who are always up for a challenge. Payroll is a technically demanding discipline, with frequent tax and regulatory changes, so you need to be able to grasp new concepts and quickly understand and apply procedures. It’s important you also have confidence with numbers and great attention to detail. You’ll need to build relationships with your clients, so need to be confident when talking to new people. You may need to explain tax and procedural information, so you’ll need excellent written and verbal communication skills.

If that sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.

Flexible working

At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.

Diversity and Inclusion at RSM

At RSM, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We have an authentic focus on intentional inclusion, enabling our people to feel they can bring their whole self to work and ensuring everyone feels supported, respected and confident to make a valuable contribution.

To find out more, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page on our Careers Website.

Our Recruitment Process

Please note, for those who perform well throughout our assessment process, should your first preference be unavailable, you could potentially be offered a role in another location or department. This would always be discussed with you in this instance.

RSM will only take one application into consideration per recruitment cycle. We do not accept multiple applications to different vacancies.

Minimum Qualifications

Entry requirements

At RSM, we don't just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality and originality are just as important.

You will need:

96 UCAS (new tariff) across 3 A Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification or 104 UCAS (new tariff) across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers. Please note, RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

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