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EMEA Payroll Specialist

  • Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England
  • Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
  • Type: Contract
  • Posted: 306 days ago
  • Company: IQ Talent Centre

EMEA Payroll Specialist
12 Month Fixed-Term Contract
c£45,000 p/a

InterQuest Solutions are delighted to be working with one of our key Global Asset Management clients and supporting with the recruitment of an EMEA Payroll Specialist to join them. The EMEA Payroll Specialist will be responsible for performing regular payroll processing tasks, ensuring all payroll documents (inputs and outputs) are received and processed accurately and on time. This role works independently on more routine/less complex tasks and under the direction of a manager or senior manager on more complicated assignments.

• Responsible for ensuring all aspects of the payroll cycle, including tax, benefits, wage attachments, etc. are processed, reconciled, audited and transmitted accurately and timely
• Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll impacting changes, tax forms, payments and payroll processing for assigned clients
• Responsible for quality control and auditing to ensure accuracy and low error or defect percentage; corrects data as needed
• Proactively manages quarter and year-end payroll tasks and auditing
• Produces timely and accurate gross to net processing and pay distribution
• Performs other day to day payroll processing activities or administrative duties as directed by manager/supervisor
• Specific Tier 1 duties performed may include but not be limited to:
• Responding to Tier 1 Case Inquiries
• Employee Payment Corrections
• Employee Proration Pay Calculation
• Employee Retro Deductions
• Time & Attendance Interface File Transmission verification and correction
• Pay cycle Pre-processing Control Audits
• Input of Local Payroll Information into payroll systems/templates
• Comparison/auditing of payroll inputs and outputs
• Works within Payroll and cross-functional internal business partners (Finance and HR) to resolve Tier 1 employee payroll matters/inquiries/problems and to execute the Time to Pay process flawlessly
• Follows payroll-related compliance policies, procedures and processes
• Identifies and presents solutions for continuous payroll process improvement
• To embed companies conduct culture and ensure due consideration and escalation of any Compliance, Risk and/or Conducts issue including all issues pertaining to the adherence to code of conduct, ethical standards and conduct principles
• Ensure all activities are in line with TCF outcomes (individual contributor)

Skills and experience:
• Experience performing payroll specialist activities (Preference is to have that experience in one of the following countries; UK Ideally certified in payroll (CPP, CIPP etc) or other country equivalency
• German or European languages advantageous
• Clear understanding of payroll, benefits, and taxations; and an understanding of applicable legislative or other regulatory requirements required
• An Associate’s Degree and/or equivalent work experience preferred
• CPP or CIPP – Certified Payroll Professional Certification, and/or Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) designation preferred other country certifications will be considered
• Technology aptitude/experience; ability to understand and recognize the value of payroll input/output data and what it says about the process
• Ability to work across internal functional lines to resolve problems; demonstrated strong team player skills
• Understanding of our underlying business in order to assess how to better leverage existing, new, or standardised processes
• Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly, technically, and effectively with internal and external partners; ability to listen closely and process input from others
• Ability to collaborate with others to understand and mitigate risks and to solve/resolve problems; action oriented
• Service-oriented; customer service aptitude; a focus on delivering and maintaining high-quality services, processes and activities
• Thinks ahead and makes fact based decisions.