Job Location:
London-1 London Bridge St

Job Description:

EMEA & LATAM Payroll Specialist – London

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. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage EMEA and LATAM Payrolls working closely with the outsourced providers TMF, ADP Streamline and Ceridian Dayforce

  • 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

Personal/Other skills

  • 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 2 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, Israel; Italy; Netherlands; Poland; Russia; South Africa; Sweden; Switzerland; Romania; UK; Colombia and Mexico

In transition are Argentina and Brazil

This is a great opportunity for an EMEA specialist to advance their payroll knowledge and be a key driver within the current payroll team.

Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy – We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at [email protected]. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation” in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

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