Payroll Administrator


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Business Professionals


Sheffield, United Kingdom



The role

We redefine the possible.

DLA Piper is a global law firm, where innovation and challenging the status quo are the vital spark to how we think and what we do. Together, we create exceptional experiences, outcomes and growth for our clients and people. We make this happen with a culture where you bring your passion and individuality to work every day. We want you to reach your full potential as part of a diverse, global team that thrives on collaboration, and seizing opportunities and commercial edge.


Our UK Payroll team are based in Sheffield. We are a small but mighty team that are responsible for all the UK’s payroll for both employees and partners. This currently is circ. 2,400 however the business is embarking on a large growth trajectory so numbers are expected to increase over the next two years.

The Payroll team are responsible for all aspects of payroll and benefits for the firms UK employees. They also facilitate the running of payments for Partner Drawings and the administration of benefits via our ‘Plus Benefits Portal’.


  • To provide accurate, efficient, and timely processing of the group payrolls supporting the Payroll Team & Manager through a period of change whilst the company embeds new systems, processes and procedures. Create & maintain employee records, calculation of salaries & applicable deductions ensuring 100% accuracy in all records
  • Back up support on End-to-end processing of monthly partner payroll & supplementary runs
  • Back up support on Reconciliation of Month end payments & transfer of payment to third party suppliers
  • Working with GSC to query any anomalies
  • Support both the Payroll & Benefits Manager and team with updating of the benefit systems and payroll databases with any relevant changes
  • Assisting in gathering & providing data for statutory audit
  • Detecting & communicating anomalies & dealing with queries from employees regarding payroll related matters
  • Act as a point of contact for any enquiries offering excellence in customer service to both our internal and external customers
  • Provide assistance to the Payroll & Benefits Manager in data retrieval
  • Assist in payments for Loan Schemes for submission to Senior Payroll & Benefits Administrator for approval
  • Issue P11d to all colleagues
  • Ad-hoc projects
  • Assist in system configuration


  • · Education to A Level standard or equivalent
  • · Attention to detail and accuracy
  • · Can exercise discretion when dealing with confidential matters
  • · Strong interest in Payroll & willingness to grow and develop with team
  • · Strong organisational skills & multi-tasking abilities
  • · Display excellent interpersonal skills & professionalism
  • · Confident personality who embraces change and always strives to improve
  • · Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • · Be a team player & show a willingness to learn
  • · Strong excel
  • · Proven payroll experience & payroll project implementation exp
  • · CIPP Degree & Membership (preferable)

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DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.