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Payroll Control Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Payroll Manager to join the team at Sodexo, reporting to a Head of Payroll this is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for career progression opportunities and the challenge of looking after a large, complex payroll. This role will require flexibility on occasion however in return offers the opportunity to benefit from some flexibility around working hours, although we need the commitment of 40 hours a week.

Sodexo is the 18th largest employer in the world, with some 420,000 employees working across 80 countries globally. In the UK and Ireland, we have 34,000 employees providing integrated services across some 2,300 client sites, including corporate offices, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons, military garrisons, sports stadia and visitor attractions.

Role Responsibility

The payroll at Sodexo is not only large (circa 36,000 employees in UK & Ireland) but complex; we have numerous terms and conditions, TUPE Activity, salary sacrifice schemes and some manual calculations and interventions. This role involves managing a team of seven payroll controllers, who will process the payroll for the UK & Ireland business. You will be responsible for the payroll operation production, communicating and supporting the company in all payroll processing matters. Taking ownership for the delivery of team objectives, you will support team development, continuous improvement and plan for future workload requirements. This is an excellent opportunity, providing clear career development opportunities within a global business.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven experience in managing a successful payroll team processing volume payroll
  • Excellent knowledge of payroll legislation and statutory/compliance requirements
  • Ideally previous experience of processing payroll in SAP HCM 
  • Payroll qualifications desirable but not essential
  •  Excellent analytical skills and problem solving 
  • The ability to make decisions, analyse risk and make recommendation 

Package Description

£38,000 - £40,000 + Bonus + Flexible Benefits + Pension

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our employees, Sodexo offers a Flexible Benefits Scheme, allowing you to tailor a reward package to suit your needs which includes a technology scheme, private dental insurance, travel insurance, gym membership, Gourmet card, private medical insurance and the ability to purchase or sell annual leave to name but a few.

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster.


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