Senior Payroll Specialist

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    London, England

  • Sector:

    Oil and Gas

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    Steven Waters

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Senior Payroll Specialist
Location: Victoria
Permanent - Staff

Sector: O&G - one of the leading integrated energy companies with activities in
exploration, production, transport, and marketing of oil and natural gas.
has a market capitalisation of €66 billion and has a near €100bn turnover. It is not only a
leading international upstream Company but also Europe's largest natural gas Company.


To deliver the administration and processing of the company local and expatriate payroll.

Act as a focal point for employees queries as well as a liaison for the third-party providers and HQ. Working alongside the HR Advisors and HQ, the chosen candidate will be responsible for ensuring employees are paid timely and correctly and ensuring all concerns raised are dealt with in a timely manner.


* Prepare and review the payroll instructions (including but not limited to new hires, personnel changes and terminations) and outputs
* Assist with the preparation and review of, P60 and P11D
* Answer requests from employees and business units in relation to payroll and resolve payroll discrepancies by collecting and analysing information
* Updating HR systems and data management
* Prepare labour cost reports
* Developing professional relationships with payroll and pension provider
* Production of statutory payment reports and payments requests
* Record and provide details of benefits in kind for tax purposes
* To ensure Compliance with external and internal Group requirements
* Assist with the implementation of company policies (eg. Implementing a new payroll scheme in accordance to the expatriate tax policy)
* Assist with the management of expatriate employees
* Write process maps for the current payroll process
* Ad hoc duties as and reporting when required


* Relevant tertiary qualification (university degree in HR or other relevant specialism)
* Strong understanding of Payroll and pensions administration
* Previous payroll experience and knowledge of year end reporting, experience with ADP essential
* Proficient in Excel (exp pivot tables), PowerPoint & Word
* Analytical and numeracy skills essential
* Accuracy and attention to detail essential
* Communication skills
* English mother tongue
* Knowledge of Italian is a plus
* Results oriented with the ability to meet deadlines under pressure
* Ability to display initiative with a proactive attitude to solving problems, prioritising workload
* Demonstrated interest in developing knowledge within own and new disciplines
* Planning and organising skills
* Awareness and appreciation of working within multicultural organisations and work groups
* Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
* Ability to work in a changing and fast paced environment
* Candidates must have the right to work in the UK