Payroll Senior Associate

29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description
Reporting to the UK Payroll lead, the Senior Payroll Associate will be responsible for supporting the provision of shared Payroll services to all Pfizer businesses in the UK. The Senior Payroll Associate will partner closely with HR, GSS, Pensions & Benefits, Finance and all UK employees across all divisions.

Location: Sandwich


•Support the Payroll Services Manager with the technical aspects of providing a shared services operation for the benefit of all Pfizer UK businesses, recognising the primary clients all Pfizer employees in the UK.
•Provide technical expertise to HR, GSS and primary clients to aid the efficient operation of the business, including payroll report writing and training where necessary.
•Accurate and timely processing of payments and deductions necessary for the monthly payroll. Proactively identify and rectify errors.
•Develop, maintain and update personal knowledge and expertise through appropriate means to ensure understanding of relevant areas, including Payroll legislation.
•Complete monthly payroll financial reconciliations, processing any necessary manual corrections to the payroll accounts.
•Ensure all statutory requirements are met during the year including quarterly and yearly tax submissions to HMRC.
•Participate in continuous improvement projects to ensure that all Payroll systems meet best practice, statutory and customer requirements.

Qualifications (Training, Education & Prior Experience):

•Demonstrates evidence of understanding knowledge, skill and professional capability in the field of Payroll, Pensions, Finance, and Human Resource Management.
•Knowledge of computer packages, e.g. MS Word, Excel, Outlook.
•GCSE A Level Preferred, AAT or CIPP Diploma or can demonstrate equivalent capability via evidence of career achievements.
•Experience in working to tight deadlines in a customer focused environment.
•Proven ability to interact with colleagues at all levels of the organisation.
•Excellent communication skills across all media.
•Previous experience of working in Payroll/Compensation or Finance related department within a large organisation including reconciling accounts and performing financial analyses.
•Some experience working with a managed service provider would be beneficial.

The closing deadline for applications is 11 October 2017.

To apply please visit and search for Job ID: 1616136.

All applicants must have the relevant authorisation to live and work in the UK.

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