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Interim Payroll Manager

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Date: 09-Jan-2021

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear P, Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear Park, GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic, we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic, creative and trusted soft drinks company in the world. Britvic is one of Europe’s leading players in the FMCG market providing household favourites like Pepsi, Robinsons, Fruit Shoot, 7up and J2O plus a growing portfolio of premium brands combining a strong heritage and innovation across our brands. With a strong position both in UK, Ireland and internationally, we are looking to build on our success with an ambitious growth plan. As our organisation continues to grow, it is critical that we find new ways to create value for our customers.

Our purpose is to make life's everyday moments more enjoyable, for customers, consumers and partners and employees around the world. To do this, we need to be a dynamic, creative and trusted company that represents and respects the diverse values, voices and needs of everyone that enjoys our soft drinks. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to the success of Britvic and we have set an ambition to be a truly inclusive organisation where our workforce mirrors the richness of the markets we operate in and communities we serve.

We will succeed in our mission to create a Britvic which values people and planet, just as much as performance – a Britvic we can all be proud of.

About the Role:

The Payroll Manager is accountable for delivery of our global payrolls and is supported by the Senior HR Services Manager, Global Payroll Manager and Tax Specialist.  

The role is a Subject Matter Expert that provides oversight and hands on support to the payroll analysts in the delivery of payrolls on a business as usual basis, ensuring that each stage of the payroll process is properly actioned, that all employees are paid correctly, that correct payments are made and appropriate information provided to our pension schemes, HMRC and other statutory bodies and third parties and that appropriate reconciliations are made in conjunction with our payroll partners ADP and Paychex.

The role also includes managing the service contracts with our outsourced suppliers as well as overall responsibility for the accuracy of the payroll data passed to our suppliers including integrity of the interfaces between the HR systems and the 3rd party suppliers (ADP, Paychex, KC Lau and Jefferson’s)

The other aspects of the role include supporting a range of projects that have a payroll impact, this includes the implementation of new payrolls, the transfer of existing payrolls, managing supplementary payments runs or managing changes to current payroll provision as a result of legislative, procedural or other system changes.

Knowledge & Experience Required:

A proven track record in a senior payroll post in a large, complex organisation (preferably in-house, and FMCG background).

A detailed knowledge of payroll systems, taxation and national insurance rules and pension schemes from a payroll perspective.

Knowledge of International payrolls, especially ROI. ideally with experience of operating payrolls in the geographies that Britvic operates.

Proven experience of relationship management with third party providers.

Experience of producing computerised payroll-related management information reports.

Experience of process mapping to avoid single point of failure.

Evidenced experience of a proactive approach to leading payroll change requirements as a result of legal, procedural or other system change requirements.


Skills Required:

Excellent understanding of GB payroll (including Northern Ireland)

Good understanding of Republic of Ireland payrolls (PAYE, PRSI, USC, LPT)

Solid experience of ADP Freedom / ADP Streamline

Knowledge of working with EMEA payrolls (Netherlands, and Belgium)

Awareness of APAC payrolls (Singapore and United States)

Advanced Excel skills (Vlookups, Pivot Tables etc.)

Experience of managing multi-site payrolls.

Change and communications management

Proactive approach to problem resolution

We’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees – in fact, this is at the heart of our company culture and values, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

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