• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-09-24

Senior Payroll Analyst– EMEA - 3 month Fixed Contract

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

The Role

As part of the International Payroll Team, you will contribute to the ongoing development of the global Finance strategy. Supporting business growth in an increasingly regulated environment whilst ensuring payroll and tax is compliant across the region.

This is a key role within the organisation overseeing complex multi country payrolls including the monthly processing of 50+ employing entities across the EMEA region. The Payroll Manager will have the responsibility for ensuring that all salaries, associated deductions and benefits are processed/paid on a timely basis by the whole team. They will also be responsible for ensuring all statutory filings are completed and deadlines met.

Key Payroll Responsibilities

Provide administrative support across the EMEA payrolls, as directed by the VP International Payroll.
Duties include:
  • Co-ordinate the processing of several European locations, working with the outsourced payroll vendor
  • Ensure compliance with Moody's standards of operation, maintaining segregation of duties
  • Ensure the vendor processes the payroll and benefits adhering to statutory obligations
  • Verify data with HR Connect reports capturing all new starters leavers and changes in a timely fashion
  • Comparison of output verified against previous month's output
  • Completion of post payroll administration, including preparation and reconciliation of cost reports
  • Acting as co-ordinator for employee and third party queries
  • To provide general payroll or benefits support, as required
  • To run the monthly EMEA Interface (together with associated reports) and distribute accordingly
  • Manage the EMEA payroll to include Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Dubai, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia etc.
  • Act as cover for other payrolls
  • Post payroll reports e.g. GTN, GL, Pension etc.
  • Completion of funding and/or estimated funding requests ahead of payments
  • Track the payment of payrolls/taxes/social contributions and vendor invoices ensuring completion
  • Run various reports in Success Factors to support payroll processing
  • Responding to administrative requests e.g. authorising employee payslips, providing mortgage requests, statement of earnings etc.
  • Maintain up to date Payroll Procedures for each entity
  • Upload and maintain the benefits section on Moody's net (team to provide documentation when applicable)
  • Develops relationships with other departments' to allow for the leveraging of support when issues need to be resolved.
  • Review, analyse and recommend policies and practices in related to the Payroll functions to ensure they continue to support the organizations needs and best practice.
  • Provide advisory and timely support to other HR teams facilitating them to be a success in managing client's expectation.

Additional Duties
  • To ensure that all enquiries are handled in a courteous and timely manner as required
  • Preparation of any ad hoc reports, as required
  • The ability to prioritise work assignments to accommodate urgent requests as needed.
  • To ensure that all data handled meets with stringent audit/SOX requirements
  • Maintain a flexible attitude.
  • Demonstrate a professional and courteous attitude to colleagues at all times.
  • Ability on own and to work with team members to develop creative solutions to workflow issues.

The Department

The International Payroll team is responsible for providing a comprehensive service to all lines of business and it supports entities across locations in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with expected expansion internationally in 2018. Our success is dependent upon the service we provide and therefore we source associates with a wide range of experience and knowledge in this specialist field.
The team is diverse, dynamic and committed, and our approach is professional, open and consultative.


  • Graduate calibre
  • CIPP qualified (full or part)

  • Very good knowledge of EMEA Payrolls
  • Experience of working in a payroll environment
  • Working knowledge of EMEA payrolls (in particular Belgium/France/Germany)

Key Skills Technical
  • Well-developed IT skills including advanced excel
  • Success Factors (HR Database)
  • Language skills

Non-technical skills
  • Strong team player
  • Adaptable, problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly organised and efficient
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Work using own initiative and without close supervision
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible, diligent and dependable
This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties, it is not exhaustive and we would be pleased to discuss any constructive comments you may have. Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our business this job description may be subject to change. You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description, and according to the needs of the business.

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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