EMEA PAyroll Specialist

West End, England
£45000 - £55000 per annum
15 Mar 2019
12 Apr 2019
John O'Brien
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time

EMEA Payroll Specialist £45k to £55k + Bonus & Package - Central London

A leading global Hedge Fund seek an experienced EMEA Payroll Specialist to head up their UK and EMEA payrolls.

You will be the subject matter expert for everything to do with the payrolls and pensions and will work closely with the HR Team and all external providers.

The role:

Responsible for ensuring accurate payroll data for 9 monthly payrolls in the UK and EMEA, setting up new employees, updating employee changes, recording and monitoring payments of any new hire special payments, and ensuring terminations are successfully captured by the payroll provider via the Workday Integration

Maintain compliant and accurate country-specific payrolls, pension and income tax data

Update and maintain any changes to CloudPay payroll system - Calculate benefits deductions, holiday pay, terminations, and any leaves of absence relevant in those countries. Support the payroll, employee tax and pension set up of any new EMEA region office openings, working with Cloudpay and the internal project teams

Ensure that all PAYE and Social Security obligations are correctly paid in a timely manner

Ensure that all Government obligations and reports are always met

Work with the external payroll provider to manage the annual processes, including the filing, production & distribution of year end certificates/returns

Partner with other areas of the firm in matters relating to expats, new offices, relocations, P11Ds or any other employer questions that may arise

Work with US payroll manager to ensure US citizen shadow payroll is reflected properly


Stay up to date on changing pension legislation in all locations to ensure compliance

Skills Required:

Demonstrate a clear understanding of all aspects of payroll (UK & EMEA) along with previous experience in managing outsourced payroll suppliers (CloudPay experience desirable but not essential)

Working knowledge of payroll best practices and payroll legislation including PAYE, SSP, SMP, RTI & Auto Enrolment and pension regulations

High degree of professionalism with ability to deal sensitively with confidential material

Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with various levels of employees

Strong PC skills including proficiency in Excel

Able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment; High sense of urgency

Quick learner, extremely detail oriented; Demonstrable thoroughness and strong ownership of work

Excellent team player with a strong willingness to participate and help others

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