Dains are urgently looking for an experienced Payroll Technician to provide a seamless delivery of key payroll processes, to a high standard and to agreed client deadlines. This is a permanent, full time role, which will be based within our busy Payroll team, in Lichfield. The working hours will be 09.00am – 5.15pm, Monday to Friday. The ideal candidate will have experience within a bureau environment and have extensive payroll knowledge. You will need to be able to juggle multiple tasks at once and have a positive, can-do attitude.

Dains is a regional firm of accountants & business advisers specialising in growing owner managed businesses in the Midlands. Our primary offices are in Birmingham, Burton on Trent, Derby, Lichfield and Stoke on Trent. Our services include accountancy, audit, business recovery, forensic accounting, insolvency, corporate finance and tax advice.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To prepare a range of payrolls of varying complexity in accordance with the client’s deadlines
  • To be pro-active in advising clients when their payroll is not complying with current legislatio
  • To accurately complete bank payments on behalf of the client, providing details to the bank by set deadlines
  • To complete Inland Revenue returns such as full payment submissions and employment payment submissions
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation
  • To understand and keep up to date on the different types of pension schemes and how to calculate pension payments accurately
  • To plan your own workload with some input from Manager where required
  • To assist the Manager in ensuring that all payrolls are being carried out by the payroll department
  • To assist in the development of the department, including constantly looking for ways to improve profitability via improved systems and increasing department portfolio of clients
  • To maintain the upkeep of payroll files to specified standard
  • To ensure client satisfaction at all times

Key Skills:

  • Proven experience working in a payroll bureau environmen

  • Proactive
  • Sage50 Payroll
  • Resilient
  • Able to juggle multiple payrolls at once
  • Excellent customer service
  • Payroll qualification desirable
  • Fully IT literate
  • Microsoft package experience


  • Self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative
  • The ability to work accurately to tight deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A positive, pro-active, can-do attitude
  • Pro-actively look for ways to improve efficiencies within the payroll function
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail
  • A flexible approach to working
  • To demonstrate the ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments
  • To perform well under pressure
  • To ensure that the firm is not exposed to unnecessary risk
  • Demonstrates the ability to deal with difficult situations
  • To operate within the firm’s shared values, at all times

Our Benefits Package

We offer a full benefits package to all employees and details can be found here.

How to Apply

To apply for any of the positions please email your CV to Jenna Clewley along with a covering note on why you feel you are suitable for the role.