Senior Payroll Administrator EMEA

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Remote, some to office travel

  • Contact:

    Laura Parkes

  • Contact email:


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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Consultant:

    Laura Parkes

Gleeson Recruitment Group are supporting an International technology business with their need to recruit a Senior Payroll Administrator EMEA on a permanent basis; In this newly created role you will be working within the People Team of a fantastic organisation

Location: Remote - Head office - Birmingham / West Midlands

Salary: Up to £45k + excellent benefits including training / study support

Duration: Permanent

Hours: Full time, Flexible Working, Remote Working (option to go into the office if wanted)

About the Business

This is a business is a forwards thinking Technology business where the payroll department is the central function to keep the business performing with a focus on employee experience. To ensure that payroll is processed accurately, efficiently complying with pension, governance, and legislative guidelines. Guiding and managing the team to ensure errors are at a minimum.

Duties & Responsibilities (Full Job Description Available)

  • Responsible for end-to-end payroll processing for over 2000 employees, liaising with providers around pension, governance, and compliance, and be the main point of contact for payroll issues.
  • Meet all financial, payroll and pension deadlines as required
  • Develop current payroll processes and policies
  • Ensure compliance with all legislative and statutory requirements relating to payroll and pensions.
  • Work with managers to educate and improve accuracy in relation to payroll tasks
  • Maintain a strong high-performing team through effective training, coaching, team building, performance management and resource planning.
  • Be involved in identifying and implementing continuous improvements strategies to improve efficiencies across the function, as well as taking on project work
  • Management of the external payroll vendor contracts, including the on-going management of SLAs, service delivery.
  • Responsibility to facilitate and deliver payroll in to EMEA region.
  • Responsibility includes payroll delivery, vendor management, operational effectiveness and development of service level metrics
  • Management of end-to-end controls for payroll processes while also developing a culture of continuous improvement in all countries.
  • Responsible for the tracking and reconciliation of employee deductions and earnings including employee benefits, local taxes, and earnings for base salaries, bonuses, and commissions.
  • Ensure accurate reporting
  • Identify root cause of payroll system issues
  • Assists employees with payroll issues
  • Assist with audit for payroll and data entry accuracy.
  • Work closely with Finance on tax related items
  • Ensure delivery, accuracy, and other measures.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience in processing monthly payroll
  • Knowledgeable of current pension, governance, and compliance legislation
  • Experience of using external payroll
  • Experienced in managing a payroll team


  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Advanced level of competence in MS applications - particularly Excel
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Proactive and able to use initiative and work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to develop strong, professional relationships with colleagues and customers

As a senior payroll administrator this is permanent full time position with a salary of up to £45k

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