A global luxury retailer is looking for an experienced Spanish or french speaking payroll advisor to join their team initially for a 6 month period with the potential of an extension or permanent contract paying between £115 to £150 per day.
JOB PURPOSE The Payroll Advisor will act as a Tier 2 Process expert and point of escalation for any payroll administration activities and will provide guidance and support to Administrators within the team RESPONSIBILITIES Assist with the day to day running of the UK pay groups, ensuring payroll schedules and deadlines are met. Monthly reconciliation of Inland Revenue end of year requirements ensuring statutory reporting requirements are met. Responsible for other Payroll activities including but not only limited to: transferring data to Payroll Finance, any additional payroll runs, manual deductions, making payroll adjustments, manual payment, managing cut off dates etc. Provision and manipulation of month end payroll summaries, overtime reports etc. to relevant parties Provide Gross pay analysis to group Finance post review for costing and budgeting purposes Communicating with and resolving HR, third party and employee issues. Communicating with payroll provider re ad-hoc payroll issues. In-depth understanding of Payroll processes Escalate issues and seek advice when faced with complex issues/problems Support the creation of a logical plan, realistic estimates and schedule for an activity or payroll run Ensure process controls are in place; Maintain, validate and update process documentations as applicable to ensure compliance Must have clear understanding of the existing matrices in the process, how they are measured and improvise the measurement system to make it more effective and transparent. Responsible for checking, processing payroll and sending payroll file to & from vendor/in-house payroll provider Accountable for Payroll calendar and updating various team members Responsible for supporting Payroll audits, Risk and compliance Matrix outcomes May provide input to the maintenance and improvement of existing work processes and systems Contribute to ad hoc payroll HR projects as required. Manage, motivate and develop a team of people working on similar objectives to ensure individual and team effectiveness Monitor and review work undertaken by Administrators in order to ensure appropriate use of materials, tools, equipment or resources and adherence to schedules. Induct and mentor team of Administrators and/or colleagues to upskill them in the use of systems and processes Act as a buddy to new team members and help build their process and subject matter knowledge Apply understanding of assigned business process to identify gaps and propose continuous improvement measures Work closely with the Payroll specialists/Administrators and Managers to understand root causes and represent process procedures, practicalities and exceptions Implement continuous improvement initiatives per the roadmap defined by the management team and ensure initiatives meet agreed outputs and address customer feedback / improve customer satisfaction Manage and perform "Root Cause Analysis" on issues faces and suggest appropriate corrective action for current remediation and future control. Must be able to propose process improvement ideas which can reduce time, improved accuracy or enhance controls PERSONAL PROFILE Payroll certification, or equivalent experience level Full or part IPP qualified Degree educated Payroll process expertise with 5+ years' experience within an FTSE 250 company Depth of experience in working with Third party vendors and various payroll systems Relevant technical proficiency; Database maintenance ,Application programming Competent MS Office user
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