Payroll Advisor Payroll Advisor …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Job Title: Payroll Advisor

Department: Human Resources                             

Location: London

Status: Permanent


A financial services organisation are seeking an individual to support the Payroll & Benefits Manager in delivering accurate, timely and compliant payrolls to their European population, covering critical administrative and analytical tasks. You will work autonomously to address employee queries in relation to pay and escalate any issues appropriately. You will have operational responsibility for designated payrolls and liaise with internal and external auditors to demonstrate compliance with established controls. You will explore opportunities to achieve efficiencies, including system capabilities and assist with departmental payroll projects.


  • End to end processing of UK and EMEA payrolls (i.e. Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland & Dubai), with a combined total of approx. 1,000 employees; to take responsibility for all aspects of the payroll cycle from data collation, input, reconciliations to payment of tax and social security contributions. Liaising closely with HRIS and HRBP teams to ensure data is received in line with established payroll formats and deadlines.
  • To be the primary point of contact for general employee queries in relation to designated payrolls.
  • Maintaining and updating departmental payroll procedures per geography.
  • Processing payrolled benefits in kind and preparing P11Ds where there is still a requirement.
  • Calculating tax withholding rates on restricted stock units and processing through payroll.
  • Preparing payroll data in readiness for internal and external audits.
  • Providing cover for other team members as required.
  • Assisting with payroll related projects e.g. new system implementation.
  • Work to continuously improve and streamline our payroll processes without compromising accuracy.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the company is compliant with all relevant statutory obligations and corporate procedures relating to payroll processing; identifying any issues of concern and escalating appropriately to the Payroll & Benefits Manager.



  • Experienced payroll advisor who has had exposure to a range of aspects of payroll processing and management
  • Ability to perform manual UK gross to net calculations and good understanding of how tax codes operate
  • Solid experience in EMEA payrolls
  • Good up to date knowledge and understanding of HMRC/pensions legislation
  • Competent in using commercial payroll software and liaising with external payroll vendors
  • Advanced excel skills i.e. Vlookup function, pivot tables
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organised and methodical working style with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Discretion in handling confidential data
  • Confident in dealing with internal and external stakeholders, including payroll vendors, HMRC and employees at all levels.
  • Ability and willingness to work autonomously and as part of a wider team


  • Experience of using Oracle Fusion Cloud
  • Experience gained in financial services or professional services environment
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