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Payroll Operations Manager - Fixed Term Contract


Job Description:

Global Payroll Operations Manager - Shared Services| Barcelona - Fixed Term Contract

Reporting directly to the Global Director of Payroll, you are a payroll expert, accountable for all Payroll processing and operations across multiple countries and projects globally for King. Working closely across multiple key stakeholder groups within Finance, partnering with HR and liaising with individuals at all levels; you will own payroll related matters and compliance. 

You role will include management of third party payroll and advisors, where you are responsible for developing processes to ensure the execution of payroll is delivered in an efficient and effective manner.

Success in this role is also defined by continuously driving for process improvement and leads future optimizations of the payroll area.

You may be responsible for managing the day to day management of other Kingmakers and their success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and approves pay period results according to the established deadlines, responsible for ensuring the timely submission of payroll inputs to the third party payroll provider.

  • You are accountable for delivering against global payroll compliance, efficiencies & timeliness.

  • You will utilise your global project management skills to ensure succesfull payroll project rollouts

  • Act as the global project manager where appropiate.

  • Ensure team reporting and data is managed on both a recurrent & adhoc basis.

  • Actively works on maintaining top of class stakeholders management skills with our internal clients: e.g. HR teams, Finance teams, ABK.

  • Ensures one global standardised way of working across the Payroll team as a whole, and works functionally to achieve the overall team goals and objectives.

  • Lead and maintain partnerships with payroll and tax vendors providing oversight, monitoring and approvals of all payroll related processes and compliance.

  • Own and respond to regulatory agency enquiries (such as HMRC) and takes necessary steps to ensure the payroll vendor fulfils requirements for the company's payroll processes and procedures to be in compliance with all applicable regulations.

  • Continuously drives for process improvement and leads future optimisations of the payroll area, sponsoring team projects and an active role supporting the team in their SMEs. 

  • Stays abreast of regulation changes to ensure accuracy and service to customers. Maintain compliance with all local regulations regarding payroll and benefits.

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

  • Serves as an escalation point of contact (tier2) for Payroll service delivery.

  • Escalation point of any finance related queries connected to GL or post payroll reports

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

  • Accountable for the monthly and annual P35, P60’s , P11d returns and their accuracy

  • Accountable for the accuracy of the international payroll year end returns

Team management

  • You manage a number of highly talented individuals in the department, both payroll and finance specialists.

  • You may need to lead, motivate and coach the team.

  • Set KPIs and Objectives for the team, measuring and ensuring these are being delivered, based upon Payroll team goals

  • Develop a strategy so the team will be able to utilize to reach its goals and objectives.

  • You are responsible for providing any training, development and learning needs that team members require, providing best in practice working ways.

  • Monitor team members' participation to ensure the training they providing is being put into use, and also to see if any additional training is needed.

  • Manage the task, work and project allocation and flow of day- to- day operations, including team & task planning and regular status updates to the team.

Skills to create thrills

  • Extensive Experienced in Global Payroll Operations. Preferable UK, SP, SWE and US.

  • Experienced in payroll journals and cost analysis.

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

  • Experienced in leading, managing and developing a small team of specialists.

  • Excellent communication skills, both internal & externally.

  • Excellent time planning skills

  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent IT skills – particularly PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Experienced with outsourced Payroll. ADP Streamline experience is a plus.

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

  • Accuracy should be a consistent trademark for all deliverables.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

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 cannot 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.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

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