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Payroll Co-Ordinator

England, Bristol
Closing date
20 Sep 2021

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Vacancy Type
Human Resources, Payroll
Role Classification
Other Professional
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CMS have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Co-Ordinator based in our Bristol office!

About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the RoleWe provide support to the Payroll Manager in delivering an accurate and timely payroll service along with the administration of pension arrangements. Other duties include:

    Processing, calculating & recharging of overtime paymentsSubmit payroll by set deadline to create BACS automationCreate & update payroll standard operating procedures in conjunction with third party systems (Payroll currently SDWorx)Process and reconcile cycle to work & season ticket loans repaymentsComplete manual adjustmentsProcess all third party payments via bacs payments by legislative deadlinesComplete general administration duties (e.g.sending out tax forms, updating manual & computerised records).Use appropriate discretion in handling confidential employee informationAssist in dealing payroll queriesProduce the payroll ledger journal postingAssisting with all pensions administration and interfacesRun various payroll reportsSupport third party systems ensuring a reconciliation of information held by both HR & Payroll

About You
    Knowledge of SDWorx is desirableKnowledge of Excel and Word is essentialAccuracy & attention to detailExcellent communication skillsPrevious experience in a payroll background (CIPP professional desirable but not essential)5 GCSEs including Maths and English (Grade C & above)

Equal Opportunities
Please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.



CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
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