Role details

Senior Payroll Officer

Birmingham   •   £28,000 - £330,000   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • Birmingham City Centre - Contract to Permanent
  • Upto £33k - Fantastic Benefits

About Our Client

My client is a large, well established law firm based in Birmingham City Centre.

Job Description

The ideal Senior Payroll Officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the accurate and timely management of the payroll including joiners, leavers, statutory benefits, overtime P45 etc.
  • Responsible for the monthly update of payroll information with payroll service providers.
  • Management of the relationship with the payroll provider, validating changes, completing checks and meeting monthly payroll deadlines.
  • Responsible for processing annual salary increases, fee earner bonus payments and managing the pay review critical path.
  • Responsible for ad hoc reporting on payroll, dealing with queries.
  • Responsible for the distribution of monthly payslips and annual P60 documentation to relevant offices and externally as required.
  • Manage separate records and payroll for employees of business solicitors and business defined benefit pensioners.
  • Responsible for dealing with ad-hoc queries from employees, service providers, brokers and others as necessary.
  • Responsible for liaising with Group Finance team and internal and external auditors as required.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate management information, ad hoc reporting and analysis of MI in order to support the firm and the HR team.
  • Manage and liaise with pension administrators on all starters, leavers, auto-enrolment, pension increases and pension changes both internal and external as required, keeping abreast of legislation.
  • Maintain accurate records of current and deferred defined benefit scheme members and update records according to member information, making payments to pensioners and families as required.
  • Responsible for references for tenancy and mortgages.
  • Provide guidance and assistance on payroll and benefits to the Firm and HR team.
  • Liaise with Finance Partner and Partnership Secretary on Partner benefits, renewal data and communications.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal Senior Payroll Officer will have the following attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effective at all levels
  • Exposure of working in a payroll function with a broad understanding of HR
  • Extensive exposure of payroll processing and managing more than one payroll
  • Ability to quickly build both personal and functional credibility with operational colleagues
  • Excellent attention to detail: a calm and methodical approach
  • Good knowledge of payroll legislation and processes i.e. tax, superannuation
  • Numeracy an data analysis skills
  • Tact, diplomacy, integrity and composure, particularly when under pressure
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload and juggle multiple work duties
  • Good level of IT skills - MS Excel, Power point, Word and in-house systems
  • Ability to act in a confidential and professional manner

What's on Offer

£28,000 - £33,000 pro rata

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