Payroll / Accounts Assistant

Location – Leeds HQ, Leeds Road, LS26

Part-time (Monday to Wednesday) or Full time will be considered

Salary circa £22,000 to £27,000 p.a. – Dependant on experience (Pro-rata if part time)

Permanent and to start within a month

About The Role

David Wood Foods is a food manufacturing organisation with a Head Office in Leeds. We have over 20 years experience in the food business, and currently produce a range of quality products for the retail and foodservice industry from seven high-tech factories.

As a result of building great relationships with our customers, we have established ourselves as leaders in the own label sector within the food industry, providing food products to the biggest retailers in the UK.

Due to recent growth we are recruiting for a Payroll/Accounts Assistant to join at our Rothwell, Leeds based Head Office.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to utilize their skills and develop within a very successful and high-volume Payroll/Accounts function.

Responsibilities & Requirements


  • Processing payrolls on a weekly and monthly basis for 1900+ employees
  • Ensuring accurate and timely production of payrolls in accordance with legislation & statutory regulations
  • Processing and updating all variations and permanent data changes for employees sent from HR staff and Site Managers as required
  • Balancing payroll output and preparing all figures for BACS
  • Sending BACS files for submission to the bank
  • Process and submit pension upload files
  • Balancing year end and production P60’s, P11d’s, pension reports, etc.
  • Knowledge of SSP, SMP, SPP, Income tax, National Insurance, pensions, student loans and attachment of earnings regulations and procedures, etc.
  • Knowledge of FPS & EPS Submissions to HMRC
  • Competent IT Knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Ad hoc duties in payroll department 

Sales Ledger

  • Entering receipt of client account payments and allocation plus balancing ledger
  • Chasing outstanding Invoices by Telephones, email and customer portals
  • Dealing with POD requests
  • Ensuring all debts are prioritized, managed and communicated
  • Be able to prioritize own workload and deal with queries in a timely manner
  • Sales Invoice generation and posting receipts#
  • Daily input on to EDI application

Purchase Ledger

  • Full supplier account statement reconciliations and communicating with suppliers
  • Processing of supplied Invoices/matching purchase orders and generating weekly payments in line with the agreed terms
  • Bank account reconciliations and weekly postings, ensuring any outstanding items are investigated and cleared accordingly
  • Monthly employee expenditure claims
  • Petty cash reconciliation
  • Generation of VAT returns for individual sites
  • Fixed Asset register Invoices
  • Preparation of various Accurals and prepayments at the month end
  • Control account reconciliations
  • Closing monthly accounting periods ensuring all postings completed and trial balance totals are accurate

The right candidate should be able to work on their own initiative and as a team player in a busy environment, have good communication skills to operate throughout the business at all levels.

Experience and Knowledge of Mitrefince Payroll together with time and attendance,  SAGE 200 would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be provided.

Please apply here or submit your CV directly to john.randall@dwbaking.com

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