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Payroll Manager, EMEA


Become a payroll manager in UK:

We are on the lookout for enthusiastic Payroll individuals to make a meaningful impact and be part of a dynamic team. Join us in shaping the magic behind the scenes!

Overall purpose of the role

  • To oversee and ensure accurate processing on all UK and Ireland payroll related issues, ensuring that employees receive correct remuneration on the published pay dates, thereby ensuring that the Company meets its contractual obligations
  • To manage the day to day workload of assigned payroll in accordance with set timelines to ensure accurate delivery
  • To comply with all statutory and contractual obligations
  • Establishing internal and external stakeholder management including the payroll provider to ensure smooth operations at all times Responsibilities


  • Responsible for all monthly interface files to SAP integrate Global system accurately and efficiently. Scrutinising and validating the data with precision
  • Oversee and manage end to end payrolls specifically assigned, working with the UK Payroll Analyst at all times
  • Validate and approve T&A entries (TDS payroll specific)
  • Check and validate all maternity cases, inclusive of specific benefits and pension requirements
  • Check and validate all tax forms and generic input
  • To mentor and offer guidance to the payroll administrator and intern in the capacity of a senior member of the team to resolve all escalated payroll related queries in a professional and timely manner
  • Work with internal partners on any specific payroll issues (i.e. problem solving)
  • Identify any trends or risks to the payroll and introduce improved ways of working
  • To undertake input and checking of manual calculations for part month and backdated payments during the month
  • Calculate and Raise manual payments within SAP, where applicable
  • To calculate more complex cases of overpayments for leavers and reverse and replace final month payslip for completeness
  • To analyse the variance report providing a justification for all variances and undertake additional controls
  • Manage General Ledger functions for payroll and ensure correct data is provided to Finance Stakeholders
  • Manage relationship with Compensation and Benefits team and ensure all benefits are applied correctly
  • Process Pensions in accordance to specific scheme rules and manage stakeholder relationships
  • To actively participate in all team events such as meetings and training exercises
  • To manage and co-ordinate the shared mailboxes and ensure these are kept up to date and escalate / manage any complex queries
  • To assist with payroll audits and general projects as required
  • To ensure that Auto Enrolment and RTI requirements are adhered to at all times
  • To participate in recruitment of Payroll interns and administrators
  • Ensure Enhanced Holiday Payments are processed accurately in line with legislative requirements
  • Ensure payroll compliance at all times is adhered during the monthly payroll process in SAP
  • Work with GHRO to ensure clean and accurate date held within SAP Experience requirements

Experience requirements

  • Up to date knowledge of all payroll legislation e.g. PAYE, Court Orders, NICs, Statutory Payments and budget updates
  • Previously processed high volume (3000+) payrolls in a comparable organisation
  • Proven experience of reviewing and developing payroll procedures and policies
  • Able to apply all current legislation to their payroll function
  • Able to identify Company’s areas of potential exposure to risk
  • Fully compliant with GDPR requirements
  • Experience of dealing with benefits and has a good working knowledge of their impact on PAYE and NICs
  • Exposure to balance & reconciling and a general understanding of payroll reconciliations following a payroll run
  • Previous exposure to monthly and annual HMRC returns
  • To be able to deputise and provide sufficient cover in the absence of the Payroll Manager and Payroll Analyst
  • Can demonstrate a good understanding of Auto Enrolment and RTI procedures
  • SAP knowledge preferred, not mandatory Skill requirements

Skill requirements

  • A team player with ability to take initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – treats people with respect; is approachable, open and direct; develops effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Strong attention to detail with good analytical and numeracy skills
  • Consistently delivers accurate output under strict deadlines and within a fast paced environment
  • Advanced Excel Knowledge (Pivots and VLookups)
  • Good decision making skills, within a pressurising environment
  • Enjoys and excels in problem solving
  • Flexible approach to work, responsibilities and deadlines
  • Strong focus in customer service
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise accordingly across a multitude of payrolls
  • To lead by example and offer support to less experienced colleagues
  • Comfortable and confident in challenging peers and existing processes
  • Diplomatic, Discreet, Confidential, pro-active
  • Part Payroll qualification preferred but not essential, with a desire to further their career in payroll Competency requirements

Competency requirements

  • Thinks strategically
  • Builds relationships
  • Demonstrates professionalism at all time and leads by example
  • Communicates effectively
  • Challenges accordingly
  • Drives results
  • Champions change/continuous improvements
  • Exhibits professional excellence Completed by

The Perks

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Private medical insurance & dental care
  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free
  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing
  • Disney+ Subscription
  • Excellent parental and guardian leave
  • Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group – ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.

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