Payroll Specialist

  • Mishcon de Reya
  • London, UK
  • Apr 18, 2022
Finance Payroll

Job Description

The Role

Key responsibilities include:

• Day to day processing, administration, and management of staff payroll and all subsidiary companies.
• Responsible for checking all calculations and administration of all salary adjustments, benefits, payments and deductions through the payroll.
• Dealing with individual employee payroll queries and answering in a timely manner.
• Creation and posting of monthly payroll journals - for all payrolls.
• Maintenance of key payroll reconciliations and control accounts.
• Ensuring payment of PAYE/NIC and other payroll related obligations (e.g. pension).
• Working with the Payroll Manager on PAYE settlement agreement and dispensation.
• Year-end payroll procedures - P60's and P11D's (produced in-house)
• Proactively liaise with the People Team to identify payroll changes, and ensure compliance with HMRC regulations as well as internal business procedures.
• Keep up to date with payroll legislation and inform colleagues of changes impacting the business.
• Liaise with staff, colleagues, HMRC, and the firm's tax advisers on all relevant payroll issues including earnings, benefits in kinds and any other issues.

Skills and Experience

• Significant knowledge and experience of UK income tax and national insurance regulations.
• Excellent working knowledge of payroll software, preferably Success Factors but not essential.
• Law firm experience preferable, but will consider someone from a relevant professional service background.
• Excel/spreadsheet working to a high standard.
• Attention to detail and is being well organised, prioritising work effectively.
• Excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills - clearly and promptly responding to queries showing flexibility and responsiveness to changing circumstances.
• Experience and understanding of accounting software.