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At BBH we value diverse backgrounds, so if your experience looks a little different from what we've outlined and you think you can bring value to the role, we will still welcome your application!

What You Can Expect At BBH:

If you join BBH you will find a collaborative environment that enables you to step outside your role to add value wherever you can. You will have direct access to clients, information and experts across all business areas around the world. BBH will provide you with opportunities to grow your expertise, take on new challenges, and reinvent yourself—without leaving the firm. We encourage a culture of inclusion that values each employee’s unique perspective. We provide a high-quality benefits program emphasizing good health, financial security, and peace of mind. Ultimately we want you to have rewarding work with the flexibility to enjoy personal and family experiences at every career stage. Our BBH Cares program offers volunteer opportunities to give back to your community and help transform the lives of others.

Join us as a Senior Payroll Specialist

Brown Brothers Harriman Global Payroll team is currently recruiting a Senior Payroll Specialist reporting into the Payroll Manager (Europe). The Senior Payroll Specialist is responsible for collecting and calculating payroll information for salaried and hourly employees, across any of BBH payroll locations. This is including but not restricted to, Poland, Luxembourg, Ireland (Dublin), United Kingdom (London), Switzerland (Zurich), China, Beijing, Japan & Cayman. This position processes and verifies the accuracy of all payment processing, as well as tax filings. The Senior Payroll Specialist will also assist in researching assessments received from third party vendors and verifying items have been processed accurately in the payroll including garnishments. This position also assists in the co-ordination of all internal and external audits of payroll.

Some of your key responsibilities include:  

Payroll Processing and Verification:

  • Calculate and verify payroll information for both salaried and hourly BBH employees across any BBH payroll locations.

  • Preparation of draft reports for the correct processing of payroll inputs

  • Confirm the accuracy of time sheets and ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements

  • Prepare standard withholdings and deductions from gross pay amounts. Audit paychecks, benefits adjustments, special bonus awards and commissions and ensure they are accurately processed

  • Balance payroll records and approve tax payments, as required

  • Collaborate with appointed third-party vendor to ensure a streamlined experience for all BBH employees

Payroll Reconciliation & Reporting:

  • Perform payroll reconciliation, including pension payments

  • Prepare reports for the Head of Payroll/Payroll Manager and other teams across BBH, as required

  • Perform month end reporting procedures to ensure compliance with internal and external procedures and regulations

  • Assist in year-end reconciliation processes.


  • Experience of processing payroll in any or all BBH locations (Experience with Luxembourg, London, Dublin and any exposure to APAC is a plus)

  • Supporting and supervising junior members of the team

  • Have worked with both in-house and external payrolls

  • Very strong analytical, organization skills along with a strong attention to detail

  • Ability to manage multiple, high priority tasks and adjust to shifting priorities, while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaborate in a team environment

  • Excellent experience working with payroll and HR systems especially Workday HCM

  • Experience working with external vendors Knowledge of relevant federal and state payroll taxes and legislation a plus

  • Ability to handle highly sensitive data with confidentiality and integrity

  • Excellent PC skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and Access Knowledge of payroll processes and systems interfaces

  • Experience in the financial services industry is desirable but not required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is a plus

What we offer:

  • 2 additional days added to your holiday calendar for Culture Celebration and Community Service

  • Private medical care for you and your family

  • Life Insurance

  • Hybrid Working Opportunities

  • Professional trainings and qualification support

  • Thrive Wellbeing Program

  • Online benefit platform

  • Contracts for an indefinite period of time with no probation period