• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-08-17

Payroll Administrator– EMEA - 2 Month Fixed Contract

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

The Role

Within a team of 12 this position will involve payroll administration across the EMEA region only for in excess of 30 employing entities, including UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Cyprus, Dubai, Ireland, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Slovakia, South Africa and Poland. The EMEA Payroll Administrator will have responsibility for supporting the general administration/reporting for EMEA payrolls which are outsourced. There will also be activities such as end of year reporting/audit reporting associated with this role.

Some administration associated with benefits (e.g., medical plans, life insurance and disability plans) will also be required as part of this role.

This role handles a large volume of data and therefore the Payroll Administrator should be highly organised with a flexible and adaptable 'can do' attitude. Attention to detail and excellent organisational skills are essential in this busy and varied role

Key Payroll Responsibilities

Provide administrative support across the EMEA payrolls, as directed by the AVP-Payroll EMEA.

Duties include:
  • Assist with Input and the processing of a few small European locations, working with the outsourced payroll vendor
  • Completion of post payroll administration, including preparation and reconciliation of cost reports
  • Acting as co-ordinator for employee and third party queries
  • To provide general payroll or benefits support, as required
  • To run the monthly EMEA Interface (together with associated reports) and distribute accordingly
  • Manage the EMEA payroll e-mail account
  • Act as cover for other EMEA payrolls
  • Assist with input and the processing of UK payrolls
  • Send out P45's and final payslips for all entities
  • Post payroll reports e.g. GTN, GL, BUPA, Pension, Controllership etc.
  • Send out maternity payslips for all entities
  • Run various reports in Success Factors to support payroll processing
  • Cross checking of payrolls
  • Responding to administrative requests e.g. authorising employee payslips, providing mortgage requests, statement of earnings etc.
  • Upload and maintain the benefits section on Moody's net (team to provide documentation when applicable)
Additional Duties
  • To ensure that all enquiries are handled in a courteous and timely manner as required
  • Preparation of any ad hoc reports, as required
  • The ability to prioritise work assignments to accommodate urgent requests as needed.
  • To ensure that all data handled meets with stringent audit/SOX requirements
  • Maintain a flexible attitude.
  • Demonstrate a professional and courteous attitude to colleagues at all times.
  • Ability on own and to work with team members to develop creative solutions to workflow issues.

The International Payroll team is responsible for providing a comprehensive service to all lines of business and it supports entities across EMEA and APAC. Our success is dependent upon the service we provide and therefore we source associates with a wide range of experience and knowledge in this specialist field.
The team is diverse, dynamic and committed, and our approach is professional, open and consultative.


  • Graduate calibre
  • CIPP qualified (full or part)

  • Full knowledge of UK and/or EMEA payroll & related legislation
  • Experience of working in a payroll environment
  • Working knowledge of EMEA payrolls (in particular France/Germany/Spain/Italy/Belgium)
Key Skills Technical
  • Well-developed IT skills including advanced excel
  • ADP Freedom
  • Success Factors (HR Database)
  • Language skills
Non-technical skills
  • Strong team player
  • Adaptable, problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly organised and efficient
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Work using own initiative and without close supervision
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible, diligent and dependable
  • Willingness to learn

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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