I am a Senior 2 working in our Corporate Services Division. My job involves preparing limited company accounts in the office and working off site at clients carrying out audit work.
The job requires dedication and a willingness to learn. Every job is different and therefore you face a different challenge every day. It is essential to be organised at work and also keep on top of the exam side of things. It is also important to work well in a team which is particularly important when working off site at clients.
I process the payrolls for over 150 clients who vary in size from one to 150 employees. I also provide advice and guidance to clients.
I left school at 16 with good GCSE grades and started working at Allotts as an office junior. I was then promoted to work as a junior in the tax department. This helped to develop my understanding of self-assessment and PAYE. I then moved to the payroll department and have been fully trained in payroll by in house training and external courses.
I need to have good communications skills to make sure that the relationship between Allotts and the client works well. Attention to detail and an ability to stick to deadlines are also important. There are also technical skills that I've needed to learn. I have recently gained my NVQ level 2 in Payroll.