Payroll Specialist

£35000 - £40000 per annum



The payroll function sits within the Finance Operations department. The Payroll Specialist is a support role responsible for assisting the Payroll Manager in co-ordinating various payrolls across EMEA including preparation of the UK payroll for circa 650 employees, a significant global mobility scheme and a modified payroll. This involves collating employee / payroll related data, ensuring these are accurately sent to the payroll providers and reviewed for accuracy before signing off on the payroll each month. All activities by their nature must be performed according to the various deadlines each month. The person in this role will need to demonstrate excellent attention to detail coupled with good interpersonal, communication skills and the ability to both identify and execute process improvements.


  • Co-ordinate the end to end payroll process in line with relevant laws and procedures globally
  • Coordinate with the organisations external advisors on the global mobility scheme
  • Ensure International Assignees are accurately paid and their tax treatment is correctly processed
  • Meet all deadlines for payroll transmission and reporting
  • Liaise with the payroll providers and ensure issue resolution is timely
  • Input and process the monthly manual payments, to individuals and external vendors
  • Be the primary point of contact for payroll and audit queries for employees and outside auditors
  • Work with the HR Operations Workday (WD) team to assist with resolving any data integration issues
  • Liaise with WD system administrators to ensure updated pay elements are communicated as needed
  • Liaise with employees and payroll provider on garnishment requests and government surveys
  • Set and adhere to the payroll timetable
  • Calculate the correct employee entitlement for UK Childcare Vouchers
  • Coordinate the payroll process in the UK with auto enrolment pension procedures
  • Create pay elements as needed including deductions and tax filing/withholding requirements
  • Ensure that all year on year payroll tasks for each country are completed
  • Issue P60's and P11D's and other country specific earnings statements
  • Check payroll inputs per pay group
  • Ensure delivery of the required process outputs for accounting
  • To maintain payroll process documentation and update as required
  • To provide cover for the Payroll Manager in times of holiday and non-working days
  • Fulfil additional / ad hoc duties as requested in order to meet the needs of the business

Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience of UK payroll, preferably within Financial Services (banking or fintech)
  • Previous experience of international payrolls would be desirable
  • Experience coordinating external payroll providers within an outsourced payroll model
  • Strong stakeholder management experience
  • Skilled in Microsoft applications software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.)

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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