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Payroll Compliance Lead

West End, London
£40000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Payroll Compliance Lead, to join our client, a leading global FMCG company. This is a full-time temporary role for 6 months working a 37.5 hour week, to start ASAP. This role is paying between £40,000 - £50,000 per annum depending on experience.

This role will work from home, with a requirement to be in the office in Waterloo (SE1 7ND) one day per week.

Our client is proud of its tea business ekaterra, the biggest in the world, with world-class purpose-driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka. Recently our client announced that it had agreed to sell ekaterra to CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII.

Present in more than 100 countries, ekaterra generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019. With 11 production factories in 4 continents and tea growing estates in three countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business offering a world of wellbeing with the regenerative power of plants to hundreds of millions of consumers. As a standalone entity, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the industry with dedicated focus driving greater growth and value.

Your Role:

As Global Payroll Compliance Lead you will be responsible for supporting the Global Payroll Lead in ensuring adherence to Payroll Compliance; Audit readiness and support with continuous improvements as we embark on defining and implementing new ways of working for the newly created Global Payroll Team.

Who are we looking for?

  • Experience of working within a Global Payroll Team
  • Strong operational experience, meticulous attention to detail and proven results that will enable continuous improvement of processes
  • Good Stakeholder management and communication experience
  • Experience in process mapping and workflows design
  • High Level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple priorities and meet tight timelines
  • Sound experience in Visio; Excel and document management

Your Key Tasks:

Process Documentation:

  • Establish best practice for documenting payroll processes.
  • Working with local and regional payroll team to maintain, update and improve process maps and process documents and develop documentation of existing and new process and procedures
  • Work with local and regional payroll teams to identify process gaps; process redundancies and enhancement to the payroll process to deliver continuous improvement

Continuous Improvement and Projects:

  • Support Global Payroll Lead in reporting metrics. Identifying trends/issues and put in place improvements to address these
  • Support Global Payroll Lead by providing payroll expertise input to payroll projects; defining and documenting requirements
  • Identify areas for development and ensure any training needs are met
  • Provide day to day support to the regional and local payroll teams on any payroll activity. Including providing back up to support local payroll teams on payroll input and approvals

Audit and Compliance:

  • Directly lead in all Payroll internal and external audits. Develop and solidify a Global state of operational audit readiness
  • Ensure Internal Audit requests related to Payroll are met in line with compliance guidelines
  • Work closely with regional and local payroll teams to ensure local payroll audit readiness and align to payroll governing framework
  • Perform and monitor monthly internal controls to ensure the integrity of the payroll deliverables and compliance


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