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Payroll Team Leader

Fixed Term

Job Details

Hours: 37.5 Monday to Friday 
Location: Hybrid remote working with 3 days a week in our VHQ Crawley, West Sussex 
Contract: 6-month contract 
Closing Date: Monday, 4 June 2023 

In a nutshell

We have a fantastic opportunity to lead a small, specialist admin and advisory team to deliver end-to-end payroll support services.

The role is responsible for the processing of payroll accounting and reconciliation activities. Playing a pivotal role in the continuous review of all payroll processes, policies, and compliance. Identifying risks and control gaps and applying remediation. 

Day to day

  • Leads a team of 5, supporting them to collaborate with Operations Leaders to problem solve and exchange information to maintain effective internal communication
  • Accountable for collaborating and communicating with colleagues and leaders to facilitate Payroll workstream planning
  • Supervise the process standardisation agenda for all payroll activities, ensuring that a robust control environment is maintained
  • Support projects to identify improved ways of supporting the delivery of an outstanding payroll service and creating a highly transparent and collaborative service
  • Support the collation of data and preparation of reports
  • Continually drive process improvement (speed, quality and cost), delivering strategic improvements for deployed processes and standardise the payroll offering
  • Ensuring that payroll is signed off in line with required regulation, compliantly, accurately and timely

About you

We're seeking someone with a proven understanding of end-to-end payroll processes and dependencies both in the UK and Internationally. 
  • Demonstrable ability to drive process governance detailed focus on controls and compliance - including an understanding of all legislation
  • People leadership experience with a patient, encouraging approach to training, teaching, and supporting others 
  • Ability to diagnose root causes of problems and 'needs' rather than wants, to coach and influence accordingly
  • Experience with Oracle, Microsoft O365 suite, ADP Payroll, Benefex, Business Objects all an advantage
  • High attention to detail proficient in working with and manipulating large, complex datasets, and can spot data issues with ease
  • Ability to plan own workload and balance and prioritise multiple tasks in a fast-paced department

If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

Be yourself

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do our colleagues. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At Virgin Atlantic, we believe everyone can take on the world - no matter your age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We celebrate difference and everything that makes our colleagues unique by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. So that everyone at Virgin Atlantic can be themselves and know they belong.

To make your journey with us accessible and individual to you, we encourage you to let us know if you'd like a little extra help with your application, or if you have any individual requirements at any stage along your recruitment journey. We are here to support you, so please reach out to our team, ( feeling confident that we've got your individual considerations covered.