Interim Payroll Specialist


Location: England

Job Type: Contract/temp


Company Description

From global research discoveries to clinical breakthroughs – our vision is to become the most influential life sciences company for researchers. If you are motivated by making a real impact to people’s life and have a desire to work in a passionate and diverse community, Abcam is the place for you.

Our culture is driven by our dedicated, agile and audacious community of professionals who are driven by a combined purpose and sense of belonging. We’re incredibly proud to be recognised as one of the top 5 best places to work in the UK for two years running, as per Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award.

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the accurate & timely processing, payment and submission of:
    • global payroll and associated processes.
    • global benefits.
    • employment taxes-related filings
  • Providing advice and guidance regarding benefits to employees & the wider HR function
  • Liaising with internal and external providers as necessary, acting as a key contact with payroll and benefit providers and governmental authorities
  • Basic system reporting e.g. absence, pay
  • Prepare payroll summary pack for sign off.
  • Support the development and roll-out of benefits programmes globally
  • Providing a pro-active customer service to internal and external stakeholders
  • Supporting payroll and benefit related projects in areas of primary responsibility
  • Map processes, mitigate risks and develop & maintain standard operating procedures for People Services Operations
  • Contributes to internal and external payroll audit processes
  • Support the development and training of team members


About you:

  • Our ideal candidate must have an understanding and working knowledge of global payroll legislation, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrable track record of flexibility, satisfaction of tight deadlines and management of competing priorities
  • Experience of delivering results and consistently maintaining an exceptional level of customer service
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Discipline relevant qualification, e.g. CIPP would be an advantage
  • Knowledge and experience of reporting, administration, and handling & presenting management information, strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Problem solver, bringing solutions to meet internal customer requirements
  • Experience in working with payroll and benefits systems and internal platforms such as reporting

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why we offer all kinds of ways to enable you and your loved ones to be well and live well. You can expect;

  • A culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development. We provide a wide range of training opportunities, for both professional and personal development.
  • The freedom to work in a way that works for you, with a focus on maximising productivity and innovation at work whilst reducing environmental impact.

We offer a truly inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. This is underpinned by our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and our partnerships with WORK180 (endorsed employer for women) and MyGwork (LGBT+ professional community). All our positions are open as a Job Share, where two talented professionals can share the responsibility of a full time position. You can declare your interest in a job share role within the application form.

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you’re interested in this particular role then we’d love to read your application.

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