Job Details




£45000 - £50000 per annum



Job Details

Role: Payroll & Benefits Specialist
Salary: £45-50,000 plus bonus & benefits
Location: Central London/Hybrid working

Network HR are leading an exciting search for a financial services firm looking for a Payroll and Benefits Specialist with strong processing, problem solving and collaborative skills to join a motivated, energetic, and resourceful HR Operations team.

Reporting to the Payroll and Benefits Managers, the Payroll and Benefits Specialist will be responsible for the collation, processing, validating of monthly and annual payroll and benefit tasks to ensure accurate, scalable, compliant and consistent operations and procedures. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of HR, payroll, benefits administration, monthly and annual statutory returns, payroll systems, different comp programs, standard operating procedures and their collective impact on employee experience and employee data.

The Payroll and Benefits Specialist is responsible for administering the payroll and benefit changes to ensure a complete and accurate processing across several countries and several lines of business, in an environment of continuous improvement.

You will:

  • Own the administration, processing and validation of different UK and European payrolls and benefits schemes
  • Collaborate with the other HR team members to assist in the delivery of an excellent customer experience for all client groups
  • Optimise operational excellence by managing process improvement within the payroll and benefits processing space this would include identifying problems/inefficiencies, researching, reviewing, vetting, and implementing best practices for cyclical process improvements
  • Establish strong relationships with European HR Business Partners and other HR functional teams to develop an understanding of the business culture and provide timely and well-planned process support
  • Act as an important point of contact for payroll and benefit processing concerns or changes that need addressing
  • Escalate any important or urgent issues to the Payroll and Benefit Manager
  • Identify, manage, and mitigate risks to the business in relation to payroll and benefits processing
  • Stay up to date with regulatory developments and best practices with regards to payroll and benefits
  • Administer shadow payrolls in relation to European cross border and remote working requirements


  • C. 5 years in a payroll processing role
  • Good working knowledge of payroll, comp and benefits cyclical processes, e.g., Year End Compensation, Long Term Incentive programs
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency
  • Experience with dealing with global/multi-national payroll and benefit schemes
  • Expertise in processing employee life-cycle payroll and benefits administration changes, including hiring, payroll, benefits, compensation, and termination processes within globally linked HR, payroll, benefit and external vendor or regulatory systems/portals
  • Good written and verbal interpersonal skills, dependability, and the ability to communicate with all levels in the organization required.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills required.
  • Process oriented, driving improvements to make things as efficient as possible
  • Excellent judgment and discretion required in handling highly sensitive, privileged, confidential and/or non-public information in an appropriate manner.
  • Proven ability to develop and sustain positive working relationships and influence others
  • Experience of working in a matrix organization, across multiple countries and cultures
  • Good payroll/benefits systems knowledge (Workday/Darwin preferred)

If you feel this opportunity is of interest or would like to find out more then please share an updated CV with Charlie at NetworkHR - or apply following the link.

Charlie Garside 268

Ref: 268280683