Accountancy & Finance

Global Payroll Assistant Manager

Our client is looking for a Global Payroll Assistant Manager for a permanent position, located in Aberdeen.

We are seeking an Assistant Manager to join our Global Payroll team. In this role you will demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge and an ability to deliver client assignments from planning to completion. People management skills as well as a proactive approach to managing workflow is key. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced candidate to progress their career in Global Payroll within a stimulating and rewarding environment.


  • Manage the day to day operation of the team to ensure payroll deadlines are met and employer and employee enquires are satisfactorily handled

  • Process Global and International payrolls, seeking guidance where required from Payroll Manager or relevant Service Line

  • Lead the implementation of new payrolls in all locations, controlling the end to end process and budget, assisting when required with project management

  • Maintain accurate and effective client process manuals, ensuring all manuals within the Global Team are of the standard required

  • Assisting with the management and motivation of Payroll Partners across the globe and maintaining a good level of cultural awareness

  • Identify the requirement for training and developing the team. Present training to the team on technical updates and procedural changes

  • Maintain a library of knowledge of the payroll process in countries that we operate in

  • Play an active role in the development and growth of the global client base and assist in the preparation of proposal documents for potential new clients

  • Support Advisors with the management and resolution of significant challenges relating to clients whilst raising awareness to the management team

  • Drive, manage and support specialist technical roles/projects as required

  • Maintain technical knowledge and actively investigate future changes to payroll legislation, suggest and implement required changes to processes/procedures

  • Maintain an understanding of all global payroll team related software and systems, resolve queries with when issues arise and adapt processes/procedures as necessary


  • Strong communication skills and organisational skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and relevant software packages

  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills

  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and industry best practice

  • Good team player with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels

  • Ability to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines

  • Self-motivated, with an ability to develop ideas into practice


  • Previous experience of working in a similar role

  • Experience of supervising staff

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