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Payroll Manager

Job Description

Payroll Manager

To £60,000

Great benefits including 27.5 days annual leave, Free Parking, Private Medical Insurance, Competitive Pension and Life Assurance

Portsmouth

Must have fluent English & French language skills

Based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced payroll manager to deliver services for the European population of this multinational MRO business. The role will also lead exploration of opportunities to achieve efficiencies, including system capabilities and assist with Corporate led payroll projects. As you will be responsible for line managing the UK and French payroll teams, excellent command of both business English and French are a must and you will be prepared to travel across the region.

To succeed in the role, you will also have:

  • Strong international payroll knowledge with responsibility for multiple countries in Europe, including the UK and France.
  • Excellent business English and French languages, both spoken and written, to a level that complete issues are completely understood and can be addressed.
  • Other European languages could be an advantage in the future.
  • Knowledge of withholding tax, related tax filings, tax policy and employment regulations as they relate to reporting, in countries where this business operates.
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles, ability to understand impact of payroll activity on financial statements and ability to partner with the Finance team to resolve issues as they arise.
  • Good up to date knowledge and understanding of in region benefits legislation.
  • Advanced Excel skills to be able to create and apply relevant principals to support required payroll reporting.
  • Understanding of the requirements of GDPR when handling data.
  • Payroll project management experience, for example, post-acquisition standardisation, payroll vendor changes.
  • Experience of working for a multinational would be a significant advantage.
  • Experience of line management of an international team would be an advantage.
  • Excellent attention to detail to ensure accuracy of Payroll payments at all times.
  • Organised and methodical working style with the ability to manage multiple deadlines.
  • Confident in dealing with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong client service mentality; ability to develop strong working relationships.

Personal attributes:

  • From time to time there will be a requirement to travel across the region, specifically when projects are identified. This would be the exception rather than the norm, so requiring a level of flexibility.
  • Excellent attention to detail to ensure accuracy of Payroll payments at all times.
  • Organised and methodical working style with the ability to manage multiple deadlines.
  • Confident in dealing with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong client service mentality; ability to develop strong working relationships.
  • Ability to grow knowledge to support the business in taking on further payrolls as the business grows across Europe.

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

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