International Payroll Manager

Hertfordshire, Hatfield
£75000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Health Care
15 Feb 2019
15 Mar 2019
Jordan Gutteridge
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Part time
Experience level

A high profile, challenging opportunity to join this global, US owned business, as an International Payroll Manager. The high profile role will work with cross-functional teams to prepare the annual business plan, quarterly forecasts and measure actual performance during the year for business activities of the Company in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Client Details

BlueCrest formerly Pitney Bowes' Document Messaging Technologies production mail business, a global leader in enterprise print, mail and customer communications solutions. Recently acquired by Platinum Equity who are investing in growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. This is an exciting time to join a new team in the UK, as International Payroll Manager based in Hatfield.


As the International Payroll Manager you will be responsible for the following:

  • Full ownership of a complex payroll for a multi-regional/international business
  • Accurately manage all regular and bonus payrolls on a timely basis
  • Ensure that all earnings are appropriately paid to employees and confirm that taxes, garnishments, and benefits deductions are withheld and in compliance with all local, state, and country-based laws.
  • Point of contact for all payroll providers.
  • Continuous Improvement of processes with payroll providers.
  • Manage statutory tax withholding requirements and insure that all payroll taxes are calculated and paid on time. Manage tax agency tracers and insure all payroll reporting for various tax jurisdictions are filed on time.
  • Partner with HR and Compensation teams to ensure all payroll data file loads and/or reports are aligned and updated with other systems. (e.g. timekeeping, benefit vendors, etc.).
  • Also partner with Accounting and FP&A and HR to insure all people related data properly flow through HR and Finance systems.
  • Flexibility to work across multiple time zones outside of normal EU workdays.
  • Audits Payroll Previews before transmission for accuracy.
  • Interprets pay policies, (e.g. vacation, LOA, disability, workers compensation, withholding exemptions, etc.) and ensures appropriate amounts/deductions are calculated and applied to the various accounts correctly.
  • Monitor and oversee all internal and external audits related to payroll.
  • Stay current with Payroll, compensation, and time off regulations / law changes.
  • Coordinate with local accounting firms for international payroll.
  • Work with HR to set policies on local payroll and benefits.
  • Ad hoc reporting, analysis, and reconciliation of people data with or for HR, Finance, FP&A, Accounting.
  • Other projects as necessary.
  • Profile

  • Large US Group exposure would be advantageous
  • Hands on payroll processing experience using electronic systems
  • Technical ability to work with multiple sources of data, drive data imports and process automation. Solid excel skills.
  • General Ledger accounting skills and ability to submit payroll accounting entries to the Accounting team.
  • Experience responding to escalations from employees, managers, auditors and government agencies; conduct in-depth troubleshooting/research involving multiple stakeholders, systems, and processes.
  • Well-developed customer service skills and a passion for excellent customer services.
  • Flexible and creative, with ability to learn new and complex concepts quickly.
  • Exceptional work ethic - ability to "roll up sleeves" and complete assignments on time and sometimes outside of a normal workday.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience as a payroll process manager
  • Job Offer

    Competitive Package.

    Any direct applicants or agency approaches will be forwarded to Page Group for consideration.

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