EMEA Payroll Governance & Transformation Lead

City of London, England
£90000 - £100000 per annum
13 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2021
John O'Brien
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time

EMEA Payroll Governance & Transformation Lead £90k - £100k + £8k Car + Bonus - City

A leading global Professional Services Property firm seek an experienced Global/EMEA Payroll Professional who has a wealth of experience in Governance, Strategy and Transformation.

Reporting directly into the Global HR Director this role is seen as a critical Director level hire and has a seat at the table.

This is also a brand new role which has that blank canvass appeal.

Payroll Transformation:

  • Own the EMEA Payroll roadmap, aligning to Global principles and framework
  • Drive delivery of EMEA Payroll transformation across the region
  • Payroll project support for any transition or integration projects
  • Support in the design of the time and attendance strategy and roadmap for the EMEA Region
  • Ensure payroll change is delivered in line with governance frameworks
  • Ensure the payroll change playbook is reviewed and updated following project delivery ensuring continued reflection of best practice

Vendor Management:

  • Monitor Payroll Service Levels with payroll vendor across all
  • Tracks country payroll issues for commonality and delivers on solutions
  • Approves Invoices with country and maintains regional spend summary and billing occurs as per the contract.
  • Conducts required audits against Vendor contracts, including set up of any required privacy compliance, data protection or other changes that may be regulatorily required.
  • Reviews any change requests
  • Review and monitor any Vendor Action Plans in place, escalating as needed
  • Maintain subject matter expertise and oversight of the payroll vendor marketplace across the region


  • Functional day to day Business Owner for Payroll and Leave Management
  • Payroll Processing escalation point for processing issues, works across Vendor and CBRE stakeholders
  • Defines business problems and works with relevant subject matter experts
  • Supports in country People Operations teams with improving processes and streamlining manual processes and implementing standard policies. Implements internal SLA's with People and Finance.
  • Works with Countries and Finance Partners to approve payroll calendars and have signed off by Vendor
  • Represents the Payroll interest to regional change projects that have a payroll impact, e.g. Finance or Treasury-led change

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