Senior EMEA Payroll Specialist

Senior EMEA Payroll Specialist

  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30 - £35 per hour

  • Contact:

    Maximilian Courtnage

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Senior EMEA Payroll Specialist - £30 - £35 per hour - East Slough - 3 month assignment

The company

Impressive organisation with international connections seeks someone to join them on a interim basis to cover a busy period.

The role

  • Day to Day supervision of Payroll - Allocating tasks and resolving team queries.

  • Recommends and assists in developing and implementing new and/or revised policies/procedures to ensure efficient processing of the payroll and ongoing compliance with legislative mandates and statutes

  • Assist in the development, implementation and reporting of payroll KPI's

  • Ensuring Ad Hoc projects are on track and completed within timescales.

  • Maintenance of good financial controls and compliance to policies and procedures

  • Analyzing any external (bureau) or internal (HR, Comp & Bens) issues for Payroll which potentially could cause delays of payments, escalating as required

  • Reviewing and pre approving supplier invoices - Bureaus.

  • Ensure all processes and procedures are adequately documented to comply with company and regulatory requirements, including SOX.

  • Provide responses to any queries received from 3rd parties

  • Provide query resolution for employees and staff on all EMEA Region payrolls.

  • Review and approve the payroll journals for each of the EMEA countries.

  • Review and approve monthly balance sheet reconciliations for all nominal ledgers, for all payroll related accounts and costs, including the payroll control account, tax accounts, confidential accruals.

  • Partnering with payroll stakeholders to identify areas of improvement.

  • Work closely with Manager to assist internal and external auditors during audit process by providing documents, reports and other payroll-related reports upon request; implements procedural changes recommended by auditors

  • Provide monthly analysis for payroll P&L reconciliations.

  • Prepare annual reports/submissions for PSA, STBV, SAO etc.

  • Team player supporting the team as and when required.

  • Point of contact for HR and C&B

  • Carry out regular review meetings with the payroll bureaus.

What you'll need to be successful

  • End to end payroll experience, including European Payroll.

  • Knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.

  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles

  • Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of process improvement

  • A full understanding of the role of Payroll activities, including Basic European legislation.

  • Knowledge of Oracle would be an advantage

  • Management of 3rd Party providers to ensure SLA's met.

  • Strong team player.

How to proceed

Please email me your CV to Max.courtnage@wademacdonald.com

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.