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HR Systems & Payroll Specialist (12-month maternity cover)

Ashley Kate HR
London, England
£75000 - £90000 per annum
Closing date
8 May 2024

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Payroll Specialist (12-month maternity cover) | Tech | London

Must be able to start in May 2024

We are looking for a Payroll Specialist to join our clients HR team in London on a fixed-term 12-month contract. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with proven experience in the HR operations space, who thrives in a busy and collaborative environment. You'll work on a variety of strategic and impactful projects, including payroll integration, HRIS and stakeholder management.

We're looking for someone who is ambitious, innovative and able to multi-task as they provide operational HR support.

Over the next 12 months, our client will fully embed Workday into their organisation and transfer their manual payroll process to ADP.

What you'll do:

You will support the operational HR needs of the UK employee population. This work will include a variety of strategic HR Systems and Payroll projects. In summary, you will:

  • Manage the manual payroll process for c200 employees - including all tax implications, pensions, and benefits
  • Responsible for leading the local payroll transformation project (implementation of ADP) to ensure global alignment.
  • Act as a regional HRIS lead for Workday, taking on responsibility for projects involving local/global integrations, continuous system functionality improvements and automation, in addition to promoting our employees to utilise our newly implemented self-service system.
  • Support the local HR Data Analyst with business reporting requests.
  • Manage responses to audit requests for HR and Payroll information.
  • Work closely with the HR Advisory team members to ensure the operational HR support they provide throughout the business is efficient and effective.
  • Support the team in delivery of the end-to-end employee life-cycle, driving efficiencies and improvements.
  • Be a GDPR champion for the HR department, working closely with the Data Protection Officer to ensure compliance and best practice across processes.
  • Act as point of contact for data integrity reviews/audits and ensure integrity and compliance of transactional data in Workday.

Who you are:

  • Up to date experience of manually processing a payroll
  • Experience of implementing a payroll system
  • Working knowledge and previous experience in a wide array of areas within HR such as UK payroll, UK visa & immigration, benefits administration/related policies and associated UK employment law.
  • Working knowledge of systems including implementation such as Workday and ADP preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of project management and maintaining governance


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