Temporary Payroll Advisor – Leading UK Law Firm – Generous Hourly Rate

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  • Salary : Competitive

A leading UK law firm is seeking to hire a new Temporary Payroll Advisor to join the busy HR team in the London office.


The Temporary Advisor will undertake payroll and benefit processing for the firm’s staff, delivering the accurate and timely payment of salaries and ensure efficient benefits administration. The Temporary Payroll Advisor will act as the lead contact for all payroll queries.


This is a full-time, temporary position, offering a highly competitive hourly rate and amazing benefits. The firm operates under a hybrid working model, working 3 days a week in the office.


This is a fantastic Temporary Payroll Advisor opportunity to join a leading UK law firm.


Responsibilities as a Temporary Payroll Advisor:

  • Manage the end-to-end, in-house payroll process for UK employees (circa 800 employees); ensuring that employees are paid accurately and on time
  • Support the delivery of the firms outsourced international payrolls
  • Manage the UK benefits administration through the Darwin benefits system, ensuring that benefits are correctly handled from both a Payroll and third-party reporting perspective
  • Undertake monthly pension auto-enrolment assessments and contribution reporting via the Scottish Widows AssistMe process
  • Manage the Payroll mailbox, acting as the primary contact for all queries, explaining in easy-to-understand language, complex queries relating to statutory deductions, benefits, and other matters
  • Maintain payroll and benefits reconciliations and support the Finance team with any related queries
  • Maintain a KPI log of payroll-impacting issues to help Talent maintain a high standard of employee record-keeping accuracy and timeliness across the broader Talent team


Key Skills as a Temporary Payroll Advisor:

  • Experience of in-house, end-to-end payroll processing
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills
  • Formal Payroll Qualification or at least AAT level 3 or equivalent
  • Experience working with international payroll (law firm experience is advantageous)
  • Payroll experience
  • Employee Benefits experience