Careers at Thompson Aero

Payroll Assistant


Thompson Aero Seating Limited is a highly successful local company which designs & manufactures business-class seats for the global aviation industry.  It has experienced significant growth in recent years and due to expected continued future growth is seeking to appoint a payroll assistant to assist with the running of the payroll.


  • Preparation and input of monthly payroll for employees, including entry of pay variations, maintenance of pay rates, and production of payslips and other payment reports;
  • Completion of necessary payroll reports including RTI information and pension auto-enrolment;
  • Maintain employee clocking system;
  • Working with the finance team to drive continuous improvement and to support business growth;
  • Liaise with HR and other departments to ensure a smooth running of payroll; and
  • Support of other finance processes as required.

 This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, you will be expected to perform varying tasks as required by your line manager & the overall business objectives of the organisation. 

Experience & skills

  • A minimum of six months administration experience;
  • The applicant must have good communication skills, both oral and written;
  • The applicant should be dynamic, energetic, self-driven with a positive “can do” attitude towards work and a clear focus on deliverable metrics;
  • The applicant must be a good team player;
  • Be able to provide accurate data with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Proficient in Microsoft packages;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines;
  • The applicant must be highly organised and able to forward plan;
  • A willingness to learn; and
  • Educated to GCSE Level, Grades A*-C, or equivalent (including Maths & English).

Desirable criteria:

  • Previous payroll experience; and
  • Previous experience using Sage 50 Payroll.

Other Requirements:

  • Flexibility to work additional hours if necessary.

How to apply & Closing date:

To apply, please complete an application form and submit to

Closing date for applications is Friday 21st December 2018


Thompson Aero Seating is an equal opportunities employer

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