Payroll Manager – Bristol or Plymouth (Fixed-term contract, initially 12 months)
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
Our HR team is firmly embedded within the business and offers real expertise in all people related issues. Our success comes from really understanding our business and people. We have developed fantastic relationships with our board, partners, managers and employees which supports us in providing first class and proactive support to an ever changing business.
Our team is spread across four locations; Newcastle, Bristol, Plymouth and Southampton. It is made up of three core teams; Recruitment, Generalist HR and Learning and Development.
Reporting to the Head of HR you will be responsible for the running of a timely and accurate payroll operation for the business in the UK. This will involve managing an in-house payroll function for approximately 1,000 employees with the help of the payroll team. There are a number of key relationships to build and develop, including our employees, HMRC and our payroll provider (Select Access Pay). You'll also be providing monthly reports to our finance team and various benefits providers and work with the wider HR team to streamline and simplify the payroll administration process.
This role sits within a team made up of HR generalists, project specialists (incorporating internal communications), payroll, analysts and a secretarial services team. You will work with the team across all locations to respond to the needs of the business, and queries from managers and employees.
We're looking for someone who can demonstrate solid experience of processing payroll on a monthly basis, with a full understanding of PAYE/NI and experience of dealing with HMRC. You'll need excellent IT and reporting skills, ideally with experience of working with Access Select Pay. The ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and external providers is essential, along with being a confident communicator and natural problem solver. It goes without saying that you'll be able to work to deadlines but also have a flexible approach to your work when priorities change.
So what makes it so great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. We have a fantastic team that works hard to establish professional relationships to support us to provide the best service possible to the business.
We are a close knit team; we work together and support one another. We enjoy challenge, change and each other's company!
Alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the key benefits that matter most to you. We also offer various discounts and a lively social committee led calendar of events. More details can be found in our benefit booklet, so if you're interested in finding our more please ask for a copy!
If you would like to join a committed, talented and dynamic team, who go the extra mile to provide excellent service, then please in touch to find out more. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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