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Payroll Assistant

CHAP Group (Aberdeen) Ltd is one of Scotland’s leading privately owned construction groups. We have an inspiring heritage dating back to 1976 when the Company was founded, and a reputation for valuing our employees. Today the Company comprises Construction, Civils and Homes Divisions and is a diverse, dynamic and highly successful group which predominantly focuses on providing quality services within the North East of Scotland.

This is a new full time vacancy within our Payroll Department due to internal promotion.

Job Purpose

Responsible for processing payroll and providing support to the HR and Finance functions.


Main Responsibilities & Duties

  • Process all aspects of the weekly payroll.
  • Process/assist process the monthly payroll when required.
  • Maintain payroll records.
  • Assist in ensuring payroll and pension processes and procedures follow current regulations.
  • Administration of holiday records.
  • Provide cover for Payroll Manager when required.
  • Undertake/assist with compiling reports (eg end of year).
  • Liaison with HMRC.
  • Participate in internal and external audits as required.
  • Provide support to HR.
  • Close liaison with operational management regarding payroll.
  • Addressing payroll queries.




  • At minimum SCQF level 4/Nat 4 or 5 (or equivalent) passes in English and a numeracy subject.



Essential Criteria:

  • Previous in-depth computerised payroll experience.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be self-organised.
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail and prioritisation skills.
  • Excellent numeracy skills.
  • Computer Literacy – including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Able to maintain privacy and confidentiality.

 Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous experience within a construction/civil engineering  industry related environment.
  • Experience of working with an electronic timesheet processing system.
  • Previous administration experience.


Apply via our website with a current CV and also provide a cover letter/email in which the following information is included:

  • why the role is of interest to you and why you think you are a suitable candidate
  • an idea of your salary expectations
  • your current notice period /availability to start

The closing date for applications is Monday 10th May 2021.

job type:

Full Time Permanent


Competitive Remuneration & Benefits Package


Within CHAP Head Office at Enterprise Drive, Westhill Industrial Estate, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6TQ.

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