Payroll Specialist UK - LONDON BASED

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Payroll Specialist UK - LONDON BASED

  • Finance
  • London
  • Senior


Our amazing finance team is growing and were looking for a highly motivated Payroll Specialist to join our London team, and support the entire EMEA operations (UK, Poland) with payments, employee expenses, payroll and benefits administration

About The Role

•Manage and perform month-end closing process, including journals, reconciliations and related activities.

• Review of the company’s payroll process and act as a focal point for the site with all payroll related issues.

•Responsible for bank payments, accounts reconciliation as required (banks, suppliers, intercompany, statutory authorities and credit cards), accruals and more.

•Month-end closing process – ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, including monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting package.

•Manage the company’s tax reporting to HMRC, including quarterly VAT reports, annual tax return and other tax affairs.

•Work with the UK audit team on the company’s annual financials.

•Review the year end Statutory Accounts for our entities in UK and work with the local audit teams.

•Ensure compliance with group accounting guidelines, US GAAP and internal control framework.

•Propose and implement new and amended financial procedures and systems


CPA/ACCA with bachelor's degree in finance or accounting with Big-4 experience.

•At least 7 years of proven experience in a similar role in a fast-paced environment,

preferably in a high-tech organization.

•Ability to work autonomously, eager to learn and collaborate with different stakeholders inside the company.

•Experience with UK payroll regulations and payroll processing/reviewal – must.

•Strong knowledge of finance, accounting principles, and financial analysis (preferably with US GAAP knowledge).

•Experienced in creating financial statements, as well as with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end closing process.

•Experience with ERP systems, preferably NetSuite.

•High level of Excel proficiency - must.

•Knowledge and experience with payroll and employees' compensation related matters review

•Strong communication and interpersonal skills.