UK/EMEA Payroll Specialist

5-7 years
6 days ago 1 Applied
Job Description

S&P Global Corporate

The payrolls are processed for the following countries: Barbados, Belgium, Dubai, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK paying a total of 2,100+ employees.

  • Administer and control local payroll operations, ensuring that all data has been processed accurately by the payroll provider.

  • Work closely with People Partners, People Service Centre, Compensation and Total Rewards functions to ensure employees are paid accurately and on time.

  • Ensure payroll processing is in accordance with payroll accounting requirements. Participate in GL account maintenance. Reconcile payroll accounts in collaboration with the Finance and business unit teams.

  • Maintain reconciliations of each of the payrolls ensuring that the payroll data is verified and checked against previous monthly data.

  • Administer all payroll tax reporting and filing requirements with the statutory authorities in the appropriate countries.

  • Create payroll timetables and ensure that these are published and adhered to by each of the payroll providers.

  • Ensures data integrity in all payroll systems

  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of all equity income in compliance with regional specific laws.

  • Assist both Internal and External Audit with any audits and queries. Ensure that all payrolls are compliant with audit procedures

  • Any other duties as necessary to the performance of the role.

The Impact: The EMEA region includes 18 countries, 33 payrolls and 2,100 employees. The role is responsible for administering the outsourced vendor with respect to all payroll activities including payroll processing, tax requirements/filings, issue resolution, monthly, quarterly, and annual processes, systems requirements, verifications and controls, internal and external audits, and employee support. The role encompasses supporting colleagues in all People COEs (i.e., People Partners, Total Rewards, Compensation and People Services), Finance and Accounting, Tax and Audit.

The Career Opportunity: This dynamic and challenging role has the opportunity to learn the processing and calculation of new payrolls and the payroll requirements for our EMEA countries. There will also be an opportunity to gain experience of regional payroll implementations as part of the merger between SPGI and IHSM.

Work Location: Ahmedabad

We are currently using a Hybrid working model where employees are expected to work 1 day per week in our office. This is to allow our staff to meet in person and to connect with our colleagues in the wider S&P Global community. We are open to staff who wish to work virtually on a full-time basis.


  • Up to 5 years payroll experience

  • CIPD Qualified a benefit

  • Knowledge of CloudPay and ADP a plus

  • Workday exposure a plus

  • Extensive direct payroll experience in a large corporate environment

  • Experience operating in an outsourced payroll environment

  • Strong knowledge of EMEA payroll practices and requirements

  • Reporting and Analytics experience

  • Strong working knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Open to work in EMEA shift


About Company Statement:

S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.


Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

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Reporting and Analytics
GL account maintenance
EMEA payroll practices
equity income
payroll tax reporting

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 The McGraw&#8211&#x3B;Hill Companies, Inc.) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in Manhattan, New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Global Mobility, S&P Global Engineering Solutions, S&P Global Sustainable1, and S&P Global Commodity Insights, CRISIL, and is the majority owner of the S&P Dow Jones Indices joint venture. "S&P" is a shortening of "Standard and Poor's