Global Payroll and Benefits Manager

Godalming, Surrey
£40,000 - £45,000 (depending on experience)
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Our client is currently looking to recruit an experienced Global Payroll & Benefits Manager on a permanent basis.

This position is responsible for all the multi-country payroll activities in the organisation, ensuring all data is timely and accurately provided to the outsourced vendor and processing the payroll data in accordance with the prescribed timetables. The objectives are to ensure the outsourced vendor makes accurate and timely payments to all employees, makes payroll deductions for taxes, statutory payments, benefits, and other items to respective parties.

In addition, the individual will be responsible for performing a standard set of internal controls over all regional payroll processes to ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial data related to the payroll function, the protection of Company assets, and the privacy of employee data. Furthermore, this position is also responsible for making certain the Company is in compliance with all current and future payroll laws and regulations for each Country where payrolls are present.

Global Payroll and Benefits Manager Responsibilites:

(including, but not limited to)

• Perform the day-to-day payroll processing activities, including dealing with joiners, leavers, salary increases, parental pay and other typical payroll tasks.
• Responsible for sending payroll related data to the local payroll vendors for payroll processing, adhering to the payroll calendar deadlines.
• Ensure the vendors make accurate and timely preparation of earnings statements and payment of wages for the employees in the countries assigned (currently UK, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, China, USA).
• To ensure that employees net pay payments are made on time.
• Follow payroll-related compliance and controls.
• Resolve payroll problems and investigate any discrepancy.
• Act as first point of escalation for general payroll related questions and be responsible for operation issue resolution or escalation within the HR or Finance Department.

Global Payroll and Benefits Manager Requirements:

• Payroll qualification or by experience – at least 2 years’ experience working in a payroll and benefits role.
• A demonstrated understanding of all aspects ofmulti-country payroll processes; including, but not limited to, benefits, taxes, social security and time and attendance
• The ability to review regulatory publications, understand technical terminology and easily determine the effect pending and/or newly enacted legislation will have on current department procedures.
• At least two years of Multi-country related experience with knowledge of all aspects of payroll processes and related systems, including benefits, taxes, social security, local legislations, time & attendance etc
• Proficiency in the use of payroll/hr self-service software.
• Experience of working with in-country payroll and benefit providers.
• Payroll transition and implementation experience.

In order to comply with legal requirements, as part of their selection process we ask all potential employees to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

About their organisation:

Our client is the charity campaigning for farm animal welfare. 

They are absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. They value diversity and lived experience, and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds, both within their organisation and across the sector. They welcome applications from underrepresented groups, whether these be of ethnicity, gender, identity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or other.

No Agencies please.

Location: Godalming, Surrey, UK (some remote working possible)
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 (depending on experience)
Contracttype: Permanent, Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week

Why work for them?

For animals, people and planet: They are on a mission to end factory farming and create a world where fresh air and sunshine are natural parts of any farming system. To expand your current skills, develop your career and make a difference to the lives of billions. They offer 25 days paid holiday. 45 minutes by train from London Waterloo, our international headquarters are in Godalming near Guildford, a picturesque market town on the banks of the River Wey. They occupy modern, bright open plan offices just two minutes walk from Godalming station. Free parking. Free fruit!

Closing date for applications: 8th November, 2021. Interviews may take place throughout the application period.

The role may close early if a sufficient number of applications are received. Previous applicants need not apply.

You may have experience of the following: Payroll Manager, Employee Benefits Manager, Pensions Consultant, Pensions Manager, Reward and Benefits, Employee Benefits Consultant, Global, EMEA, etc.

Ref: 103 551


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