UK Payroll Specialist



Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024
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As a UK Payroll Specialist, you will be a key member of a high-performing international payroll team. You will be based in London or Amsterdam, working cross-functionally across many time zones, especially with the US. The right candidate for this position will be an individual who has a natural intellectual curiosity, strong analytical skills, flexibility and the desire to drive process improvements. The candidate will flourish in a “hands-on role”.


  • Process payroll & reimbursable expenses for a portfolio of UK entities in-house within the Workday payroll module.
  • Manage the relationship with local stakeholders such as HMRC & local tax advisory companies.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely payroll, including but not limited to base pay, stock compensation, payroll taxes, pension, statutory and supplemental benefits, mobile employees, shadow payroll, etc.
  • Work on timely and correct wage tax filings and ensure local wage tax obligations are met and implemented
  • Perform timely and accurate month-end close process including account reconciliations and accruals
  • Cross-functional collaboration with all process & business partners for process improvements and efficiencies
  • Participate to payroll implementation process for new entities, as needed
  • Partner closely with our internal partners (HR / Employee Services / Employment Legal) to provide our UK employees with a first class onboarding and payroll experience

We Are Looking For Someone Who Is

  • A great communicator that can build strong working relationships with external advisors and internal teams
  • Motivated, can work autonomously or as part of a team
  • A multitasker who can prioritize to meet multiple tight deadlines
  • Proactive, takes initiative and make decisions confidently
  • Curious about all parts of the business, flexible and willing to travel
  • Extremely organized, highly analytical & detail oriented
  • Innovative and collaborative, not afraid to ask questions and is comfortable with ambiguity


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance / Tax / Accounting (or similar field) preferred
  • At least 5 years of functional experience with payroll processing and accounting in UK payroll supporting multiple entities or countries in EME, in-house processing experience is a plus.
  • Experience with using Workday, preferably including Workday Payroll.
  • Intermediate/Advanced with Excel and other Microsoft/Google products.
  • Strong communication skills, written/verbal, and ability to interact with employees at all levels, including upper management
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus
We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military service status, or disability status.