Payroll Specialist


We are working with a leading global law firm whose exceptional talent and insight allows them to continually deliver ground-breaking solutions worldwide. Their team based in Belfast supports this company’s global network and now have an opportunity for an experienced payroll professional to join their busy HR team in the role of Payroll Senior.

This is the perfect company for you if you value a working environment focused on collaboration and mutual respect, where you will be encouraged to pursue your professional and personal development.

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive Salary, £30-40K, depending on experience/qualifications.
  • A unique opportunity in an established team.
  • Attractive full time working hours, Monday to Friday, on hybrid work week.
  • Excellent benefits including Healthcare, Enhanced Annual Leave and more…

The role and responsibilities…

  • Input and process all aspects of the monthly payroll
  • Efficiently respond to and resolve all payroll enquiries.
  • Liaise with the HR team regarding queries and payments.
  • Process HMRC notifications (e.g., tax code changes and Student Loan notifications).
  • Calculation of all aspects of monthly payroll including SSP and SMP, GAYE, one off payments, employee loans etc.
  • Assist with benefit administration such as Pensions, PMI, Dental and salary sacrifice schemes
  • Monthly reconciliation of payroll control accounts, and creation of journals when required
  • Assisting with monthly reconciliation to ensure the smooth running of year end processes
  • Assist with year-end processing and P11Ds
  • In liaison with the Payroll Manager, you will review/ authorise the monthly payroll/contractors remittance calculation prior to sign-off, finalise the ‘Errors and Exceptions’ report and prepare files for the release of the BACS payments
  • Assist in preparation and sending of all RTI files
  • Other ad hoc tasks as assigned by the Payroll Manager

Who are we looking for?

  • An active team player who engages easily with others.
  • A professional and self-motivated individual with excellent organisation skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multitask to meet targets and set deadlines.
  • Ability to complete tasks to a high standard with a keen eye for accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills delivering consistently high levels of customer service.


  • Experienced in end-to-end payroll processing in a professional environment, proficient with manual calculations
  • Experience of preparing reconciliations of general ledger accounts
  • Payroll qualification and membership of CIPP is highly desirable.
  • Computer literate with experience in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word

Initial 12-month contract with opportunity for future permanent position within the team. If you think that you could excel in this role and become a valued member of the team, then we want to speak with you! Apply today or get in contact if you require more information on the role.

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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