International Payroll Specialist

Job Title: International Payroll Specialist
Job Reference: SC/HQ356478

Location: London
Job Type: Temporary

£45000 - £55000 per annum
Sector: Accountancy

Posted 2 days ago

  • Senior International Payroll Specialist
  • Urgent Temporary Requirement starting Immediately
  • Up to £200 per day PAYE (salary equivalent £50,000pa)
  • Fully Remote Working
  • Temporary Contract until End of December 2021 but has a potential to go permanent 

Working for a highly successful and rapidly growing Global Tech Company we are looking for an experienced International Payroll Specialist. This role will need someone who can start immediately and has previous experience of dealing with multiple payrolls across the country

You will need to have:-
  • Proven and lengthy experience within International Payroll for over 500+ employees
  • You must have experience of processing payroll for multiple countries 
  • Ideally experience using Workday
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Able to start work remotely within 48 hours (laptop will be couriered out to you)

The International Payroll Specialist will report to the International Payroll Manager and will support all duties associated with the accurate and timely processing of international payrolls as well as assist in all payroll related financial close tasks. This role will work closely with Human Resources on international payroll-related matters and will interact closely with the international accounting team to complete all close related tasks. This individual will be driven, highly motived, pro-active, detail oriented, self-directed and own the international payroll function. This position offers the ability to learn, develop and grow their career working for a dynamic and fast growing public company.


Duties will include:-
  • Work closely with the international payroll vendor to process all payrolls for employees in  the EMEA region, which represents approximate 800+ employees and growing.
  • Responsible for reviewing new hire entries, master file changes from Workday, and reconciling payroll files from the international vendor
  • Audit time sheets and system uploads
  • Assist international employees and managers with pay related issues
  • Responsible for processing off cycle manual payroll checks and/or ACH payroll payments
  • Ensure controls are properly performed within the payroll process

  • 4+ Years of international payroll processing experience for EMEA.
  • Possess a working knowledge of international payroll-related requirements and regulations
  • Maintain confidentiality in all assignments and in all information obtained.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Workday experience is preferred
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft business suite, specifically excel
  • Knowledge of international payroll vendor(s) software/processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization both internally and externally

Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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