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Zurich NA People Services Consultant (Payroll & Org) 12-18 month FTC - P/T, job-share, F/T in United States

People Services Consultant (Payroll & Org) 12-18 month FTC - P/T, job-share, F/T


People Services Consultant (Payroll & Org) 12-18 monthly FTC – (Part-time, job-share or full-time)

Location: Flexible (must be within a commutable distance to Swindon)

The opportunity:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our People Team as a People Services Consultant, specialising in Payroll & Organisational Changes area. The role sits within the People Services team and is a fundamental role to support all People Services activity for Zurich UK.

You will be responsible for processing and supporting all elements of payroll cycle, with strong focus on post payroll reconciliations, invoicing, reporting and balancing as well as dealing with day to day payroll related queries. We strongly promote agile and flexible working therefore in addition you may be supporting with wider activity across the People Services team.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

Key Payroll & Controls Responsibilities:

  • Supporting and/or processing all aspects of monthly Payroll cycles.

  • Dealing with suppliers’ payments and invoices

  • Processing and/ or supporting with third party payments.

  • Assisting and/or completing post payroll balancing

  • Assisting with any HMRC queries

  • Processing any organisational and structural changes on SAP, directly impacting payroll

  • Collaborating with UK Tax team as well as assisting with any audit requirements.

  • Providing payroll support and advice of highest standard to our customers – Zurich employees!

In addition the role also involves…..

  • Playing a key role in a multi-functional People Services team which, apart from Payroll processing, also includes governance delivery, 3rd party contract management, sickness and absence reporting, immigration, fleet administration, onboarding operations, retirement and exit operations, benefit administration.

  • Supporting the People Services team with the day to day activities across the team to ensure efficient and effective delivery of all work.

  • Responding to and resolving enquiries to provide an effective customer service and clear advice to colleagues and customers.

  • Ensuring data integrity for respective areas of data entry and troubleshoot as needed.

  • Being an ambassador for Continuous Improvement highlighting improvements and enhancements to existing processes to the Payroll & People Services Manager and implementing improvements where agreed.

  • Working closely with the wider People teams to ensure a seamless experience for colleagues and customers.

  • Dealing directly with colleagues across the UK to resolve general and complex enquiries.

Your experience:

  • In house Payroll processing experience is essential.

  • Previous experience of working in a large organisation with fast paced environment and culture is desirable.

  • Experience of working in a Shared Services function within an HR/People team would be beneficial.

  • Knowledge of SAP desirable, but not essential.

  • Previous experience of working within a Finance team as well as previous exposure to Reward would be desirable, although not essential.

Your skills:

  • Confident and comfortable in examining and analysing financial information

  • Good listener, problem solver, methodical in approach and an "eye for detail"

  • You will be a confident communicator, comfortable with liaising with internal and external customer at varying levels

  • Ability to focus on detail and accuracy, as well as understanding the bigger picture

  • Flexible and ready to adapt to changing priorities

  • Good PC literacy (word, excel and preferably SAP)

  • Mindset for looking at opportunities to improve existing processes to make them more efficient

  • You will be a pro-active individual and a logical thinker, with the ability to make decisions, while working within a supportive and close knit team

  • You will have great organisational skills with the ability to thrive in a demanding environment whilst juggling multiple priorities

  • A highly motivated self-starter with a can-do attitude, even in the face of demanding deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail

  • Discretion with an understanding and awareness of confidentiality

The reward:

As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:

  • 12% Non Contributory pension scheme

  • Annual company bonuses

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days

  • Private medical cover

  • Income Protection

  • Life Cover

  • Discounted gym membership,

  • Discounted gadget insurance

  • Discounted technology offers

  • Virtual GP appointments

  • Plus much more!

At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees.

If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

Further information:

At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

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