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accountants & business advisers

Payroll Advisor - Oxford

Are you looking for a new and exciting payroll job? Do you want interesting, varied client work and to be part of a team bursting with talented staff?

Shaw Gibbs is a Top 100 independent accountancy, financial planning and insolvency practice with offices in Oxford and London Marylebone. We have ambitious growth plans and a strong focus on innovation and technology to help our clients make informed decisions on how to grow their business. Our clients range from private clients to owner-managed businesses and large international subsidiaries. 

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of collaborative, respectful, innovative and expert. We develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas. As a growing company, there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression. Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and soft skills. We put our people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve our people experience.

Due to planned growth, we are looking for a Payroll Advisor to join our Oxford team. This is a full-time permanent position based in our Oxford office but with flexible working options. 

About the role 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Process payrolls on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly basis (or as directed) for a range of clients of various sizes and from a diverse range of businesses
  • Process starters and leavers, calculating statutory payments, RTI submissions, Pension Deductions etc.
  • Preparation of P45s, P60s, Starter Declarations and other relevant forms as required
  • Liaise directly with clients to ensure accuracy of payroll data and answer phone queries, resolve problems and provide payroll support
  • Communicate with clients, other staff, Directors and the H M Revenue & Customs
  • Support clients in the day to day running of payroll systems
  • Follow good practice procedures and internal Shaw Gibbs administrative processes
  • Observe strict confidentiality at all times 
  • Attend training as and when required 

What we can offer you 

  • Exposure to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, hybrid and flexible working
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays and additional holiday with service
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing
  • Comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed 
  • If required, full funding and support to complete payroll qualifications, including study leave and time off for exams
About You 

To perform this role, you will need at least 1-2 years’ prior experience of working in a Payroll team. Payroll Bureau experience or experience of working in a client-oriented environment would be a great advantage. You will also be able to tick off the below:

  • Educated to A Level (or equivalent standard)
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong IT skills and able to pick up new software packages very quickly
  • Have exceptional attention to detail including when under pressure
  • Very organised and good at following procedures
  • Calm, confident, mature & professional manner 
  • Able to work to tight timeframes
  • Good at solving problems and adopts a logical approach
  • Willing to keep up to date with legislative changes
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Benefit in kind experience would be an advantage 

How to Apply 

Please send your CV to

For more information on what it is like working at Shaw Gibbs, visit our career page: 

Additional Information 

We believe that diversity makes Shaw Gibbs a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to Shaw Gibbs’ goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status. 

* Please note you must already have the unconditional right to live and work in the EU/UK region* We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights
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