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Global Payroll Specialist

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Job Description

You are a skilled payroll specialist, with knowledge and experience in aspects of local payroll. You will be responsible for all Payroll processing and allocated projects for your specific locations.

Working closely across multiple key stakeholder groups within Finance, partnering with HR and liaising with individuals at all levels; you will deliver on all payroll related matters and compliance.

You role includes maintaining relationships with third party payroll and advisors to ensure the execution of payroll is delivered in an efficient and effective manner.

You will report to the Global Payroll Operations Manager, working directly in a team of global payroll specialists.

Your role within our Kingdom

Key Responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for payroll compliance, efficiencies & timeliness for your countries.

  • You are responsible to ensure correct accounting via our payroll journals, maintaining accuracy of transactions to ensure high quality outputs are maintained at all times

  • Liaise with a number of stakeholders both internally and externally (e.g. Employees, HR teams and our payroll provider ADP), providing excellent customer service, payroll knowledge and meet all required SLAs.

  • Acts as the first point of contact for Payroll enquiries and cases for locations responsible for.

  • Deliver monthly and annual payroll returns and maintain their accuracy for all employees within remit.

  • Support as a resource on project impacting payroll where appropriate.

  • Provide support on KPI deliverables of payroll and the team.

  • Run recurring or adhoc reports, checking data and formatting appropriately to ensure they are suitable for use by finance colleagues or the business

  • Keep up to date on regulation changes for specific supported locations ensure accuracy and service to customers.

  • Maintain compliance on reports and data with all local regulations regarding payroll and benefits.

  • Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures for continual improvements in efficiencies of the department.

  • Continue to increase Subject Matter Expertise on your allocated locations, on all payroll and legislative matters, providing expertise support where needed to others.

  • to provide additional processing/transaction support as required

  • Work to a global standardised way across your team, to ensure cross country back up & peer checks are completed, highlighting issues and identifying trends.

Skills to create thrills

  • Knowledgeable in global Payroll Operations. Preferably in UK, SP, SE and US.

  • Excellent payroll knowledge (e.g. statutory, legislative) on multiple countries.

  • Experienced with Payroll journals and cost analysis.

  • Excellent communication skills, both internal & externally.

  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal. Other languages are a pre.

  • Excellent IT skills - particularly PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Have a proactive & positive attitude towards global payroll tasks, process improvements and changes.

  • Ability to work well independently and demonstrating initiative with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work in a fast- moving, ambitious and matrix organisation.

  • High attention to detail, with accuracy as a consistent trademark for all deliverables.

Bonus points

  • Experienced with outsourced Payroll including Connectivity. ADP Streamline experience is a pre.

  • Experienced working in a project environment and contributing to payroll change projects.

We’re Seriously Playful

Officially, we’re a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that’s not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let’s talk.

A great saga needs all sorts of heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. And that’s it.

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