Payroll Manager -Global

Auto req ID: 7227BR

Kategorie: Finance

Employee type: Regular - Full Time


Purpose Statement:

Reporting to the Director Global Payroll, support Finance Operations and HR strategy and with a team of 8 direct reports, responsible for the efficient, on-time and accurate delivery of Travelport payrolls, within an Audit control framework.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Operationally lead payroll continuous improvement change programmes including system and process standardization and automation.
  • Lead, develop and motivate a team of 10 Globally who are responsible for the delivering the payrolls for the countries they are assigned
  • Produce regular KPI management reports
  • Lead the accurate and timely reporting to HMRC of Senior Accounting Officer (SAO), STBV and PSA for the UK and where required complete similar reporting for other countries.
  • Provide a framework which ensures all tax and payroll queries are managed and dealt with to the highest standard of care and in a timely manner.
  • Review and approve payroll controls, ensuring operating procedures are up to date and accurate. Manage regular reviews from auditors.
  • Prepare payroll cost budgets and forecasts, managing actual costs on a monthly basis and reporting variances accordingly. 
  • Proactively manage the relationship with each payroll service provider, ensuring that value is optimised and SLAs are met.
  • Develop and maintain business partnering relationships with stakeholders, especially HR, Compensation & Benefits, Global Mobility and the General ledger teams.
  • Assist the general ledger team with payroll related external audit queries.
    Maintain and challenge Payroll business continuity plans
  • Ensure documentation is securely archived and payroll data complies with GDPR.  


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified CIPP or equivalent
  • EMEA Payroll Manager experience
  • Global payroll experience preferred
  • Project management and delivery experience
  • Up to date with Payroll legislation
  • Understands standard payroll journal postings to GL and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including team management.
  • Excel and Oracle (or equivalent ERP system) experience.
  • Team player able to demonstrate flexibility, effective communication, coolness under pressure.
  • Good organisation skills, deadline and detail conscious.
  • Exposure to SOX and continuous improvement techniques would be an advantage.
  • The job holder must be a well-organized self-starter requiring minimal supervision. Whilst there is a routine monthly cycle, establishing priorities to achieve objectives will be left to the individual.


  • 3200 employees globally
  • Must provide a strategic payroll view and plan to support the Company to meet its business objectives.
  • Judgement and decisions will be exercised in carrying out the day to day activities of this area.
  • Confidentiality is paramount and judgement will be made on availability of information requested
  • Part of Langley SSC team within UK Headquarters.
  • Multi-currency accounting environment with multi entity Europe region.

Key Measures:

  • Delivery of monthly Payrolls on time and within budget.
  • Continuous process improvements

Working Relationships & Team Working:

  • Part of a Payroll team of 12 within the Finance Operations SSC
    Dealing with Financial Controllers, HR, Group Treasury, local in-country staff and internal customers from all departments.
  • Working closely with the Director, Finance Operations for reporting and compliance matters, strategy and other ad-hoc initiatives.
  • Working closely with the Group Vice President, Tax for reporting and compliance matters and other ad-hoc Tax associated matters.


Veröffentlicht: October 10, 2019