Job title: Payroll Specialist

Location: Edinburgh


Full time


Role Summary

Looking for a Payroll Specialist to join the EMEA HQ team in Edinburgh. The successful candidate will act as the liaison between employees and third-party payroll providers, ensuring the accurate and timely production of monthly payrolls across EMEA.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and validate incoming payroll data from managers and employees, ensuring accurate inputs are transferred to third-party payroll providers within the deadlines set and in line with GDPR requirements
  • Review monthly payroll reports produced by third-party providers to ensure payroll entries are correct and accurately reflect the payroll inputs provided
  • Be the first point of contact for all payroll queries and provide assistance to employees so issues are resolved either by proactively researching or liaising with third-party providers
  • Provide cover and support for Payroll activities across EMEA
  • Maintain payroll records, tax filing reports and deduction support
  • Provide monthly payroll journals to be uploaded into the finance system
  • Prepare ad hoc reports for senior management
  • Lead payroll implementations as the company expand into new markets
  • Develop and administer new payroll processes, policies and procedures
  • Review and reconcile monthly travel expenses, ensuring sufficient supporting documentation is supplied for completeness and tax/audit purposes
  • Participate In annual audits (where applicable)
  • Ensure internal controls are compliant with corporate policy
  • Monitor deadlines and adhere to expectations regarding electronic payments and other activities
  • Carry out ad hoc tasks as requested to support HR and Finance functions

Experience and Education


  • Relevant Payroll experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written & verbal)
  • Ability to exercise independent discretion on matters of significance
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and able to work both within a team and independently
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field or Payroll experience
  • Part-qual in payroll or working toward a payroll qualification (or related qualification) is preferred


  • Currently working within a Finance, HR or Payroll function
  • EMEA Payroll experience
  • Experience using SAP
  • Experience using Oracle


An exciting opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing, dynamic, innovative international company with a true purpose where you will make a different.

  • Focus on your long-term career
  • Access to the best in class training and development programmes
  • Work with 5000+ colleagues in an open, fast-paced and fun working environment
  • Attractive benefits including Performance-based bonus, Team events, Recognition awards. Health & wellness service, training, education & Professional Qualifications Support.
  • Salary £28-34k