Job description Posted 23 January 2024

Payroll Analyst

Immediate start - 6 months initially

Hybrid role – it will usually be 2 days in the office per week, although that will increase at certain stages of the project. Initial location is Brentford however, from June/July onwards it will move to the new HQ on Tottenham Court Road, Central London.

A great opportunity to join a global company and support the UK payroll operations team. The ideal candidate will be involved with:

  • Processing monthly payroll for UK employees using Workday
  • Working closely with the payroll provider to ensure all day-to-day activities have been completed
  • Ensure compliance with UK tax and social security regulations, statutory filings, and year-end reporting.
  • Perform payroll reconciliations, audits, and validations.
  • Resolve payroll queries and issues from employees and stakeholders.
  • Support payroll projects and initiatives, such as system enhancements, process improvements, and data analysis.
  • Adhering to internal policies and procedures


Project Experience

You will be required to support the UK Payroll transformation project with a focus on testing, operational documentation, executing parallel run testing, developing training materials and supporting payroll during the business transition.

You need to have first-hand experience of working on payroll implementation projects and be conversant in project terminology. In particular:

  • Experience of participating in end-to-end testing, of writing test scenarios, executing test cases and investigating and resolving defects
  • Ability to write clear instructions and documentation to help develop payroll operational instructions (process flows, SOPs, Work Instructions and operational run books)
  • Experience of operating payroll to support the running of payroll parallel run test
  • Development of operational training materials



·      Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field.

·      At least 5 years of experience in UK payroll, preferably in a multinational environment.

·      Knowledge and use of Workday and Workday payroll would be an advantage

·      Experience working with a 3rd party payroll provider, such as ADP, Ceridian, or Paycheck.

·      Excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

·      Attention to detail, accuracy, and confidentiality.

·      Ability to work independently and as part of a team.