Payroll Accountant - ASC

City of London Permanent £37,000 - £40,000 per year Hybrid working
  • An exciting opportunity to work in a remote payroll accountant role
  • A leading international not for profit organisation

About Our Client

ASC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2010 to set and operate global standards for responsible aquaculture. Certified farmed products are promoted to consumers through the use of its ASC-logo.

The aquaculture industry is growing strongly and is already supplying more than half of all seafood consumed worldwide, but this growing demand increases the environmental and social footprint associated with this expansion. The ASC certification and labelling programme incentivises improved farming practices by promoting the benefits of responsibly farmed seafood and encourages an industry towards achieving environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

We work across the globe with aquaculture producers, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public to make it very easy to recognise and buy farmed seafood that meets the highest environmental standards.

Job Description

Responsibilities will include:


  1. Coordination of the payrolls -

ASC has payroll agents across 17 countries and this role manages the detailed payroll communication with the international agents to ensure that the colleagues are paid accurately and on time. This requires cross-organisational working, especially with the People and Organisational Development Team. Dealing with sensitive queries and resolving issues on a timely basis. Responding to external requests and assisting with the internal and external auditors. 

  1. Reporting, record keeping and filing -

Prepare the payment transfers for approval to the payroll agents within specified deadlines. Post to the ledger and reconcile payroll accounts including discloser notes for the statutory accounts. Ensure all statutory filing is completed on time.


  1. Budget and forecasting -

Assist in the preparation and monitoring of the payroll budget and reforecast, including annual CPI calculations. Support the People and Organisational Development team in benchmarking analysis. Determine long term liabilities such as holiday accruals and social taxes. Respond to ad hoc financial and operational requests.

The Successful Applicant

About you:

  • Qualified or part qualified accountant with experience in payroll
  • At least five years' experience in fast moving finance environment
  • Professional approach and high level of discretion (GDPR strong)
  • Motivated with a positive 'can do' attitude
  • Strong organisational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach with the ability to act as a business partner to the wider business
  • Team player, willing to learn and get involved with a wide range of projects and tasks.
  • Keen to work for a NFP organisation focused on making the world a better place

What's on Offer

Our Benefits Package: 

We would like to offer the successful candidate:

  • Role diversity & IT equipment provided
  • £37,000 - £40,000 per annum
  • Remote working from home (1 day in the office per month)
  • 25 days A/L + Bank holidays
  • 9% Pension
  • Private Healthcare, life assurance & dental available
  • Wellbeing & Workstation allowances (up to 100 euros per year)
  • Paid time to volunteer 6 days per year
  • One free coffee a week on ASC!
  • Occasional international travel required for in-person team & all-staff retreats.
Ciaran Mcquade
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Phone number
+44 207 645 1448

Job summary

Job function
Sub Sector
Not For Profit
City of London
Contract type
Consultant name
Ciaran Mcquade
Consultant phone
+44 207 645 1448
Job reference
Job Nature
Hybrid working