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Payroll Administrator

Ward Goodman is a leading Dorset Accountancy and Financial Services business.We are seeking to appoint an experienced Payroll Administrator to join our expanding team providing an outsourced payroll service to our clients in the Ferndown office.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in running payrolls, it is essential that they have an extensive working knowledge of Sage Payroll and Moneysoft experience is desirable.

Practical experience of:

  • RTI submissions
  • Directors Rules
  • SSP, SMP, SPP and SAP are essential together with effective time management skills.

Good MS Excel, Word and Outlook skills and IT competency is essential.

This is very much a team role and will suit someone who is adaptable and who has an eye for detail with a high degree of accuracy.

Salary circa £22,000 depending on experience.

Audit Senior

The successful candidate will be a team player, you  will be responsible for not only audit but working as an ambassador for Ward Goodman, seeing what other services clients may require and in turn create opportunities for the firm to expand their product offering.

You will also have a full understanding of, and commitment to, delivering a highly professional audit and business advice service to a varied client base. Reporting to the Accounts and Audit Manager, the Audit Senior will be responsible for the day to day planning and execution of using automated audit systems.

Working within the Audit Team the duties and responsibilities are:

  • Provision of effective and accurate audit and business advice to a variety of clients in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Provision of on-site co-ordination for audit clients including planning, day to day control of the audit team, liaison with clients and completing audit assignments.
  • The development and maintenance of effective relationships with new and existing audit clients.
  • Develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other members of the audit team as well as with other members of the accounts team ensuring a high level of service delivery to clients.
  • Report directly to the Accounts and Audit Manager, working closely to ensure that the team has a client centric approach and to ensure the achievement of team budgets.
  • Day to day responsibility for the mentoring of junior members of the team, ensuring they fully understand the complexities they have to deal with and establishing confidence in their approach and effective skill and career development.
  • Carrying out other day to day tasks as required by the Manager and the Directors.

Essential Skill, Experience & Personal Characteristics


  • Previous audit experience gained within a busy practice environment, ideally recently qualified or within a year of qualification.
  • Proven communication skills with the ability to show confidence in front of clients.
  • Developed leadership skills with the ability to effectively mentor and coach junior members of the team.
  • A positive work ethic, someone who is willing to ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure client service is delivered consistently.


  • ACA or ACCA or within a year of qualification.
  • Degree or equivalent is preferable.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Tenacious
  • Hard working
  • An effective team player
  • Good communicator
  • Willing to undertake what is required in order to meet client expectations and to deliver team objectives.

Desirable Skills & Experience

As follows:

  • Knowledge of using Xero, Iris or Automated Audit Processes
  • Experience in mentoring junior members of staff
  • Highly technical with a flexible approach to work


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