Job Location:
London, United Kingdom

Your Role

Reporting to the EMEA Payroll Lead, this role is an amazing opportunity to be a key contributor to Gensler’s Global Payroll team. We are seeking an extremely reliable individual to ensure Gensler’s payroll process is executed flawlessly and will scale with the growth of our business.

The Payroll Specialist will work closely with our Data-platform, Workday HRIS, Compensation, Benefit and Global Payroll Vendor/Platform teams as part of owning our Europe and Middle East payroll process. You will have the opportunity to drive significant change in payroll processing for our dynamic business. Our ideal candidate needs to have the ability to work independently, plan, prioritize, think outside of the box, and have a positive attitude to embrace change is required.

What You Will Do

  • Prepares and processes UK, Germany, France and Middle East payroll in an efficient and accurate manner. Meeting the required deadlines.

  • Keeps abreast of payroll related issues consistent with the local statutory and tax rules and legislation.

  • Communicating and collaborate closely with Human Resources for all employees’ data and compensation related matters.

  • Calculate and process retroactive salary increases.

  • Conduct consistent audits on payroll, employee payroll records, employee payroll tax records, and all other payroll records to ensure accuracy and compliance with both statutory and tax regulations.

  • Ensure appropriate documentation for operational process and procedures are in place and adhered to as part of operations.

  • Work closely with accounting team to audit cash, payroll balance sheets, YTD earnings, etc.

  • Create certified payroll reports for customers that require

  • Manage regular preparation of relevant management reports, including weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.)

  • Train employees on self-service online access, submitting time off, viewing paystubs, going paperless etc.

  • Responsible that Certified Payroll reports are filed according to the local jurisdiction requirements.

  • Support internal and external audits, domestic and international.

  • Support the Payroll Lead with tasks as needed.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required.

  • 5+ years of relevant working experience in UK payroll (Europe and Middle East payroll will be a huge plus). Experience and skills include UK payroll, social benefits, tax and statutory, proficiency in Excel, administration, timekeeping reconciliation, cash recon analysis and good in analytical reasoning skills.

  • Good communication skills and eagerness to learn new tools and techniques.

  • Proficient in managing multiple tasks with varied deadlines, a self-starter who can keep daily payroll operation moving.

  • Able to read, speak and write in English.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel).

  • Working knowledge of Workday and TMF Horizon.

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests. We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical insurance, social insurance, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.