EMEA Payroll & Benefits Manager

City of London, England
£55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
30 Apr 2021
28 May 2021
John O'Brien
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time

EMEA Payroll & Benefits Manager £55k to £65k + Bonus - City

A leading Financial Services firm based in the City are looking for an experienced EMEA Payroll & Benefits Manager to head up their payroll & benefits offering.

Reporting into the Head of HR you will be the subject matter expert for all payroll & benefits questions, queries and rollouts across the UK and 5 EMEA countries.

The role:

  • Performing end-to-end processing of monthly multi-country payrolls including the UK four EMEA countries including scheduling and timelines, collection of information, analysis, input, reconciliation, funding, and follow-up
  • Keeping abreast of changing payroll and benefits laws in country and providing actionable deliverables to the Global Head and regional teams
  • Completing and auditing tax filings as required by government and provide to employees
  • Producing payroll and compensation reports as scheduled for various departments and assisting with participation in special surveys
  • Managing the general ledger reporting process and preparing, auditing, and delivering files to Accounting
  • Owning the Payroll and Benefits email inbox, and being the first point of contact to assist employees with daily questions
  • Coordinating with HR for onboarding, offboarding, and maintaining the relevant systems for electronic personnel and compensation data
  • Owning the annual benefits renewal and enrollment process, and liaising with vendors to resolve employee benefit matters and maintain data integrity
  • Preparing and distributing time sensitive benefits notices
  • Collecting and processing new hire documentation and maintaining employee files to ensure compliance
  • Supporting the Americas Payroll and Benefits team by auditing the completed payroll and participating in quarterly cross-processing as part of the disaster recovery plan
  • Preparing monthly benefits reports for 3rd party insurers, and auditing/processing monthly invoices (Cycle-to-Work, Pension, Meals, etc.)
  • Reviewing benefits carrier connection uploads and investigating any errors
  • Maintaining internal and external data in our Org, HRIS, and compensation systems, as well as managing full-cycle leave of absences for individuals and keeping key HR team members abreast of changes in leave of absence status


  • Previous HR experience in Payroll and Benefits
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive matters and respond effectively to such situations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong PC skills (MS Office) and knowledge of any well-known payroll and benefits systems
  • The ability to learn and understand new software and applications quickly
  • The ability to execute processes and scheduled tasks with little supervision

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