Payroll Administrator

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Permanent, full time, Norwich with home working option

The role

Working closely with the firm‘s HR operations team and reporting into the Payroll Advisor this is a fantastic opportunity to join a busy and well-respected HR team. The role will provide support in managing all aspects of the firm‘s payroll function through the firm‘s HR and payroll software, People-XD. This involves the delivery of the end-to-end payroll process of roughly £40m annually with circa 1000 monthly paid employees, all associated administration and liaison with the Finance team.

The Activities

This role will involve inputting, processing and administering all aspects of payroll and benefits including overtime, tax code changes, starters, leavers, season ticket loans, student loans, cost centre allocations, benefit and salary approvals/changes, with transparent processes and effective audit trails. You will assist with the checking of monthly payroll for sign off which will include producing reports, BACS salary submissions and all third-party payments ensuring all transactions are auditable.

The person

This role would be a great opportunity to start your career in payroll working for a leading law firm. Alternatively, if you are experienced and enjoy a busy working environment this could also be for you. This is a busy and challenging role and your background will include previous payroll experience and/or knowledge or experience of working within a financial role together with a proven history of building strong stakeholder relationships. To be successful a high level of attention to detail is imperative as is your ability to deal quickly and accurately with a high volume of work with conflicting deadlines. You will have excellent analytical skills along with strong excel knowledge including formulae, pivot tables and VLOOKUP.
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As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.

More information can be found here.


The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.

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