Payroll Specialist - Edinburgh (12m FTC)

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
30 Jul 2022
29 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to build tailored solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented and dedicated people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We encourage applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are...

Your role will be supporting the development, implementation and ongoing delivery of payroll services across the enterprise in order to meet specific pay legislation and payroll accuracy. You will deliver payroll services and related program results in alignment with overall group goals, whilst providing subject matter expertise and advice related to payroll platforms, operations and procedures.
forms, operations and procedures.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time...

• Executes assigned day to day payroll operational processes, program management activities & administrative tasks to achieve business results and deliver the intended employee experience
• Executes payroll services in partnership with internal & external stakeholders
• Executes various operational activities/requirements of the payroll program structure in partnership with stakeholders to support applicable legislation and ensures timely, accurate, and efficient service delivery
• Develops knowledge related to payroll programs & processes and any impacted processes (e.g. Financial processes, Payroll Journals, Intercompany invoices, Balance sheet reconciliations, etc.)
• Collaborates with internal & external stakeholders including external suppliers and/or programs as required to support planning, implementation and sustainment of payroll process, workflow and program tools e.g. Financial Year End, Statutory deadlines, Payroll reconciliations, etc.
• Completes complex & diverse tasks within given rules/limits and may include handling escalations from other employees
• Analyses issues and determines next steps
• Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have...

• Solid experience in a busy payroll environment or an equivalent combination of payroll qualification and experience
• Specialised knowledge
• Verbal & written communication skills
• Organisation skills
• Ability to collaborate and work in a team
• Analytical and problem-solving skills
• Basic Accounting knowledge

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