Payroll Specialist (12 Month FTC) | London | Bloomberg Careers

Payroll Specialist (12 Month FTC)

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Posted May 13, 2022 - Requisition No. 103564

Bloomberg delivers critical information in a world where information matters. We give influential decision makers in business, finance and government an aggressive edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of news, people and ideas. To do that, we need a constant flow of ideas, energy, innovation—which is where you come in. At Bloomberg, you will have the opportunity to go above and beyond and to take risks. Be a part of an organization that is entering new markets, launching new ventures and pushing boundaries. Our ever-expanding array of technology, data, and news and media services nurtures innovation and empowers clients and offers nearly limitless opportunities for career growth.

What’s the role?

We are currently looking for a UK/EMEA Payroll Specialist to join the team in London. As part of our continuous development and growth strategy, we are looking for a Payroll Professional to join our corporate Payroll department based in London. Working as part of our Global Team, you will assist the co-ordination of highly complex in-house payroll activities.

Within this role you will be expected to process UK/EMEA payroll operations, whilst ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and compliance through the research, development and administration of efficient payroll policies and operating procedures. You are happy to be "hands-on" in all aspects of our team's work. Most of all, they are client-service oriented with excellent critical thinking and communication skills.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Process UK/EMEA monthly payroll in an accurate and timely manner (in accordance with legislation and monthly deadlines on PeopleSoft system).
  • Administer payroll related details on our HR/Payroll system.
  • Perform reconciliations and audit tasks for monthly payrolls.
  • Carry out the accurate transmission of banking payments and bank accounts reconciliation.
  • Provide high level of customer service via Payroll Help Desk, e-mails and in person on a variety of queries of varying complexity to our Bloomberg employees.
  • Continuously look to improve the efficiency of day-to-day payroll operations through work processes improvements.
  • Advise on compensation, legislation, benefits and tax related issues.
  • Work in collaboration with Finance, Treasury, Human Resources and Engineering Teams on project initiatives and other system enhancements & testing as and when required.

You’ll need to have:

  • Previous experience in payroll required.
  • Demonstrate current and up to date UK and/or EMEA payroll knowledge of legislation including Tax, NI, SMP and SSP- NIC and PAYE.
  • RTI
  • Ability to calculate manual salary and tax calculations
  • Working knowledge of a Payroll/HR system.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in every aspect of the role is essential.
  • Ability to deal with complex issues, identify solutions and implement them under pressure.
  • A proactive team player who can add value whilst meeting tight daily, weekly, monthly and annual deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel (vlookups, pivots) and working knowledge of Word, Power Point, etc.

We’d love to see:

  • Knowledge of Annual Tax compliance is advantageous
  • Knowledge of Workday or Peoplesoft software systems
  • Experience / participation in projects using agile methodology & JIRA Board
  • Additional language skills

Does this sound like you?

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are.
Bloomberg is committed to diversity. It drives our innovation. At Bloomberg, you'll have the opportunity to go above and beyond and to take risks. You'll be a part of an organisation that is entering new markets, launching new ventures, and pushing boundaries. Our ever-expanding array of technology, data, news, and media services champions innovation and empowers clients -- and offers nearly limitless opportunities for career growth.

Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, colour, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, parental or caring status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or maternity/parental leave, protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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