Life at Rowleys – Rebecca Gotch
19th June 2023
Rebecca Gotch is a Payroll Manager at Rowleys. She joined Rowleys in 2015 and manages a large number of payrolls for companies of all sizes, with a wide variety of requirements and complexities. Here, Rebecca shares more about life at Rowleys.
Tell us more about your current role at Rowleys.
I am the Payroll Manager and look after a team of four people. We process 200 payrolls for over 2500 employees each month. My role is varied and involves:
- Ensuring that the technical knowledge for myself and the team is up to date with current legislation
- Overseeing the onboarding of new clients to ensure they receive a smooth transition between payroll providers
- Preparing, processing and managing the payroll for a diverse and complex portfolio of clients (including NHS pension knowledge and CIS submissions) and ensuring clients complywith HMRC and Pension regulations.
- Responding to any ad hoc payroll queries for payroll and non-payroll clients
- Ensuring our payroll processes and software is fit for purpose and update where necessary
What type of clients/projects have you been working on?
My biggest project at the moment is overseeing the implementation of our new payroll software Paycircle. I’m excited to move to more modern software that will not only benefit us but our clients. Find out more in our article about why Paycircle is our payroll software of choice.
What’s the training and development like at Rowleys?
The training offered at Rowleys is like nothing I have seen previously. It offers a generous training package, fully funded with time off to study and bonuses when exams/assignments are passed, which acts as an incentive.
What’s the support like at Rowleys?
Training is thoroughly encouraged and supported for anyone who wants to develop themselves in their role
What kind of opportunities does Rowleys provide, and how does this differ from previous roles?
Rowleys encourages staff to think about their progression and encourages feedback throughout the year, not just during performance development meetings. With previous employers, performance development was always a tick-box exercise that never seemed to benefit employees’ personal development. It’s refreshing that personal development is so important at Rowleys.
What’s next for you or what are you looking to achieve in your role?
Next, I will be looking at utilising the new payroll software to the best of its ability to offer our payroll clients more, including an HR function within their payroll.
What’s the team like at Rowleys?
Rowleys is growing fast and seeing so many new faces is great. Although we’re growing, we still have that small firm feel where everyone is approachable and friendly. The Rowleys team is very sociable and the team can join in as much or as little as they like.
What about work/life balance?
Rowleys understands that having a family means things sometimes crop up out of our control and this is never an issue. If you want to watch your child at sports day or see them in an assembly, this is never an issue. Also, there is flexibility to change your permanent hours to suit your family’s needs.
What’s the best thing about working at Rowleys?
The people! We have experts in every area so if you ever need advice there is always someone to ask. People here are always happy to help.
When you’re not at work, where can you be found/what do you like to do?
Spending quality time with my family and socialising with friends.