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Operational Payroll Manager



Accounting & Finance
Nottingham, UK
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Company Description

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Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. We’re passionate about unlocking the power of data in order to transform lives and create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. For more than 125 years, we’ve helped economies and communities flourish – and we’re not done.

Our 21k amazing employees in 40+ countries believe the possibilities for you, and the world, are growing. We’re investing in the future, through new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow. To do this we employ the brightest minds that share our purpose and want to make a difference.

Job Description

The objective for the Payroll Operations Manager (UK&I) is to ensure that the procedures are in place and followed to ensure that payment is made accurately to 3,600+ UK&I based employees. The Payroll Operations Manager will be responsible for managing a team of three which comprises of a Team Leader and two Payroll Administrators.

You will also partner closely with the Reward, Pensions, Corporate/Regional Finance, Business Operations, Internal Audit, 3rd party consultancies and government bodies. The payroll cost to the UK business in 2020/2021 was c.£253 million

Why should you apply for this role?

This is a rare opportunity to lead a fully in-house UK payroll service for a large forward-thinking FTSE 50 global organization. You will be involved in a host of payroll items from international taxation on UK share-based payments to advising on new benefits and company policies; from working on confidential mergers and acquisitions to advising on changes to maternity legislation – and everything in between.

This role would be a definite boost to any Payroll Manager’s career looking for more experience within a large organisation.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Leading the production and delivery of all monthly Payroll activities and associated reporting
  • Acting as a key advisor to key business stakeholders, to provide expert advice on all statutory legislation issues, changes relating to PAYE, NIC, statutory benefits, benefits in kind and is seen as the key contact and support for the business
  • Analyses reporting requirements and delivers the information to key stakeholders by utilising an expert knowledge of excel to manipulate data extracted from multiple sources
  • Ensure controls are actioned and in place to prevent any inaccuracies within as well as ensuring audit controls are being adhered to
  • Ensure that payroll costs are accurate and are therefore reflected correctly in our accounting system and procedures are in place and maintained to meet all statutory deadlines
  • Coordinates with auditors to provide process-related information and resolve audit issues
  • Pro-actively identify and utilise Oracle, OBIEE and Microsoft Office to maintain and improve process efficiency across the Payroll function
  • Support the Head of Payroll UK&I in large scale projects and changes to procedures
  • Acting as the primary contact for payroll issues raised by employees, the business or third parties
  • Guide continuous delivery of training of systems and processes to all Payroll team members



  • Demonstrated experience in a Payroll leadership role within a similar sized organisation, with the ability to operate in a results-driven environment
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders and able to gain clear agreement from others through persuasion, negotiation and promotion of ideas
  • Demonstrated experience with statutory legislation relating to PAYE, National Insurance and Statutory Payments
  • Knowledge of Appendix 5 and 6 in relation to UK&I and international payroll calculations
  • Detailed knowledge of employment law as applicable to payroll and an excellent understanding of varied employer benefit policies

Tech capability:

  • Knowledge of Oracle HRMS & Payroll processes (desirable)
  • Demonstrable competence in the use of Microsoft Excel (desirable)

Additional Information

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