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Global Payroll Manager

SThree Management Services
Closing date
27 Jul 2021

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We are pleased to announce that SThree is looking for a Global Payroll Manager, to be based in Glasgow, although working remotely for the foreseeable future. This is a 12 month fixed-term contract, where you'll be responsible for a Global Payroll department, managing the overall accuracy of payroll processing for approximately 3000 employees in-line with business needs.

Who will you be working for?

You'll be joining SThree, a global specialist talent organisation. Priding ourselves on our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we have a number of programmes in place to ensure that our people are valued and respected every day. With a sharp focus on training and development, we go above and beyond to ensure that you have adequate support to excel in your career. Perhaps this is why 93% of our people would recommend SThree as a place to work.

What will you be doing?

The Global Payroll Manager will take full accountability for the efficient processing of a high volume payroll, to ensure efficiency and utilise best practice processes. They will also manage a high performing payroll team ensuring ongoing training and development is in place.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Operational Management

Review and control all payrolls prior to payment for accuracy and compliance.
Management of process to ensure on time accurate payments to employees across all regions.
Provide support for complex technical payroll activities to team and stakeholders.
Manage relationships with external payroll providers to ensure most cost efficient, compliant, and efficient service.
Support group projects / initiatives to ensure accurate reflection of any new commission schemes, updated legislation, new benefits in payroll.
Support benefits teams to ensure accurate and compliant benefit processing through payroll and taxes.
Provide payroll reporting as required (management, functional, external etc.)
Manage payroll accounting to include recording general ledger transactions and balance sheet account reconciliations.

Leadership & Management

Setting teams objectives and personal development plans
Providing direction and regular communication on progress to objectives and PDP's
121's including coaching and goal setting
Regular team meetings and huddles held
Agreeing 90 day plans to review priorities of the team
Supporting teams individual needs, personally and professionally
Manage 1 direct reports (Team Lead) and 6 indirect reports

Risk & Controls Management

Ensures team follow defined processes to assist delivery of a robust service.
Create a risk and control framework which is designed to prevent incidents occurring, reviewed on a regular basis. Creating an environment that constantly reviews processes for improvement and control efficiency.
Identify gaps in processes defined to further enhance controls.
Ensure robust root cause analysis following any incidents and ensure processes and procedures are updated accordingly.
Manages all audit points to conclusion updating relevant trackers and portals with progress.
A pro-active approach to identifying impacts of new policy or legislation changes on the control framework

What skills/experience should you have?

Previous experience of managing a demanding Payroll Department
Experience of managing international payrolls
Management of relationships and service delivery of 3rd party payroll providers
Strong payroll legislative and statutory knowledge
Experienced in high level of written and oral English communication skills.
Microsoft Office (Advanced).
Solid understanding of payroll and accounting concepts - country specific.
SAP experience (advantageous)
Analytical skills

What can we offer you?

We pride ourselves on being a true meritocracy, where our employee's hard work is valued and rewarded.

Competitive salary and performance related bonus scheme
Competitive holiday allowance with the opportunity to buy extra days
Five paid days off per year for volunteering
Extensive employee benefits system

We look forward to hearing from you.

SThree are committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants
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