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Where is it based?
The News Building, London Bridge, London, UK
Who are we?
Synonymous with accuracy, integrity and trust, Dow Jones & Company is one of the most respected brands in providing news and business information world-wide.
Manage EMEA and LATAM Payrolls working closely with the outsourced providers TMF, ADP Streamline and ADFP Freedom
Liaise with local payroll vendors to resolve any issues with the payroll
Provide advice to employees and managers in relation to pay, taxation and national insurance/social security and legislative information
Prepare input & output for payroll sign off by EMEA Payroll manager
Work with EMEA Payroll Manager to ensure timely filing of all statutory reporting requirements relating to monthly quarterly and annual payroll related tax and social charges
Work with outsourced providers ensuring all non-UK payroll tax filings and payments completed
Arrange payment of wages ( where applicable), taxes and social securities
Prepare base pay reconciliations for all payrolls under your responsibility in a timely manner
Be responsible for the reconciliation of the payroll related balance sheet accounts inclusive of ensuring all GL’s accurately reflect the payroll position
Respond to queries from the Financial Accounting and Business Planning and Analysis teams regarding postings to the P & L and Balance sheets
Work with the FMA to provide any payroll related schedules required for statutory audits.
Assist with project work as and when it arises
Ensuring PO’s are raised and invoices for payroll are receipted against
Monitoring the data in Workday accurately reflects the data for processing
Support the team in transition to a new payroll software for the UK
Deliver to start to finish payroll transitions for shared services and LATAM countries
Work with the Global Mobility team ensuring expats or TEQ employees are being accurately taxed
Extensive experience working for a multinational organisation dealing with multiple currency payrolls
Excellent knowledge of UK payroll tax framework and European taxes
Intermediate knowledge of excel (V Look ups and Pivot tables)
Proactive attitude with excellent time management, communication and co-ordination skills
Ability to work autonomously and get things done
Adaptable to change
An eye for detail resulting in the necessary accuracy
Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials is desirable as is SAP as we transition to a new ERP
Workday HRIS knowledge is desirable
Payroll qualification preferred
P11d, PSA experience essential
Flexible in approach to work
Languages capabilities are desirable but not essential
Keep up to date with current legislation via webinars, seminars and updates
Attend training courses where required
In house training when required
The job in more detail
Currently the EMEA & LATAM payroll department manage 29 different payrolls, with 4 LATAM countries in transition; we also support other payrolls from the News Corp Group.
The payrolls range in volume from 378 employees on a singular payroll through to 1 expat on a payroll.
Pay dates are staggered throughout the month, so the ability to multitask and meet deadlines is a critical part of the role.
We currently have 4 specialists in the team, and the payrolls are rotated to ensure each specialist keeps updating their own knowledge, but within each payroll there is an SME to call upon.
The countries we currently process payrolls for are: Belgium; Bulgaria; Dubai; France; Germany; Greece; Israel; Italy; Netherlands; Poland; Russia; South Africa; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; UK
In transition are Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
This is a great opportunity for an EMEA specialist to advance their payroll knowledge and be a key driver within the current payroll team.
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Business Area: FINANCE
Job Category: Finance Group
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
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