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Payroll Assistant

Burges Salmon
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Closing date
6 Sep 2024

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Vacancy Type
Human Resources, Payroll
Contract Type
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator, Admin
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

We are currently looking to recruit a Payroll Assistant to join our friendly and hard-working Finance team on a permanent basis.  Whilst your role will be varied, as a Payroll Assistant your primary responsibility is to ensure that all employees are paid accurately and on time. We are looking for someone who has knowledge and experience of processing a payroll,  has strong attention to detail and who is organised and able to manage deadlines.

The role is based in our Bristol office, aligned to our hybrid working model which combines home working and working from the office, giving you flexibility to meet the needs of our clients , develop your career alongside  your colleagues, whilst balancing work and home life. 

What you'd be doing:

  • Become proficient in running the payroll from start to finish. From setting up new starters to sending BACS payments and RTI submissions.
  • Provide support to the Payroll Manager and Payroll Specialist in processing the main LLP payroll and Irish BSIP payroll.
  • Maintain employee iTrent records and processing data for new starters (letters, tax forms, bank details etc.), amendments to salary / hours, and changes to pensions and benefits
  • Manage the payroll mailbox, dealing with general day to day queries, filing emails and distributing workloads in a timely manner.
  • Support the payroll reconciliation and payroll audit.
  • Provide general administrative support to two pension schemes.

What we're looking for:

  • Knowledge and experience of processing a payroll;
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel including the ability to extract, sort and lookup data;
  • Strong attention to detail and numerical skills;
  • Ability to manage deadlines and prioritise;
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.

About Burges Salmon

Our six core values – Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect - are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

A full overview of all the benefits of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the ‘working at Burges Salmon' section of our careers page.

We are delighted to have been named RollOnFriday's 'Best Law Firm to Work At' 2024, for the third year in a row, and also named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2023 for the second year running.  Our commitment to excellence has recently been recognised by the IIP, which awarded us Platinum certification for investment in people.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident Leader, we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the interview process, please contact Katarina Athanasakos at

This advert will close on Friday 19th July, so please apply by this date to be considered.


Standing with you. Ambitious for you.

Standing with you, we’re ambitious to provide the best service for you – and it’s ambition with purpose. 

In a rapidly changing world, our commitment to environmental sustainability, and our social, inclusion and diversity responsibilities, are central to that purpose – enabling us to support you with your own response to these opportunities.

We’re down-to-earth, straightforward and strategically switched-on. You benefit from our specialism in complex legal areas, along with market sector expertise that’s as deep as it is focused.

We’re always accessible, always responsive. Between you and us, there are no barriers. 

Above all, you’ll find our commercial edge is matched by a genuine caring culture – for you, for our people and for the wider communities around us.

It’s what makes us a law firm you can trust. One you’ll enjoy working with.  

Our vision

Our vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for its people and its clients.

By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies, to individuals, families and their global wealth. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

  • UK-wide: We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • International: Across the world, we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.
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+44 (0) 117 939 2000
One Glass Wharf
United Kingdom

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