Payroll Manager I, ( 21-5604)

Finance / Accounting / Payroll Glasgow, Scotland Remote, United Kingdom


Job Summary:

The Payroll Manager I manage region payroll activities involving the following: develop and implement methods and procedures to ensure accuracy of payroll and integrity of payroll systems; ensure payroll transmittals are processed accurately and on time; interpret company policies and government regulations in connection with payroll procedures and proactively flag changing demands and design solutions to retain compliance. Lead special projects impacting the entire global payroll operation. You may be assigned other duties to help proactively drive our FieldCore vision and align with our organization’s core values.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage global payroll staff to perform day-to-day execution activities
  • Provide leadership and direction to the payroll staff including training, recruiting, hiring, performance management, disciplinary actions and succession planning
  • Ensure accurate and timely region payroll processing in accordance with local statutory and business requirements
  • Ensure the stability and quality of the payroll process, coordinating corrections and designing process improvements when required
  • Stay current with pay regulations, practices, and compliance requirements and build internal knowledge base for payrolls
  • Ensure understanding of the complex payroll environment based on local statutory rules, works council/union requirements and local internal policies
  • Proactively conduct horizon scanning in relation to legislative changes and suggest simplified payroll structures that could flow therefrom
  • Work with Business Support team to publish monthly metrics on payroll performance
  • Create and manage efficient processes and troubleshoot data issues
  • Collaborate with local HR and Operational partners to simplify and standardize existing payroll process to reduce opportunities for defects
  • Solidify roles and responsibilities with business partners regarding required activities to onboard employee for time entry and payroll purposes
  • Manage payroll delivery in line with HQ and local leadership requirements
  • Lead quality review process (root cause analysis; corrective action, etc.) solutions
  • Collaborate with Business Support team to develop and update current processes and procedures, as required
  • Support periodic labor and payroll audits (internal and external) by providing pertinent data in a timely manner as well as ensuring all payroll data is filed and maintained accurately
  • Benchmark current practices against industry best practices to identify opportunities for improvement to enhance internal operations
  • Create working environment for team to deliver world class customer service to employee population
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Travel may be required
  • English proficiency required
  • Manage and develop employees

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Seven years of prior management experience in payroll processing with time and expense reports experience required
  • 2+ years managing and developing employees
  • 2+ years of specialized/industry experience

Desired Characteristics:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of local wage and work time regulations in region, including pensions, taxation, etc.
  • Must be culturally sensitive and preferably experienced in managing a cultural and time zone dispersed team
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, independently, and within a collaborative team-oriented environment using sound judgment in decision-making
  • Must be dynamic, detail-oriented, analytical, and able to work well to deadlines in a changing environment and perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, problem solving and quality control skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, across multiple time zones
  • Must possess excellent time and people management skills in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to rely on experience/judgment to plan/accomplish goals, build internal relationships, partner with different departments to achieve successful payroll, work across various areas of the business and include effective communication with people of different backgrounds and levels
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Extensive working knowledge of accounting and payroll software applications (preferably in SAP)
  • Experience with region legislation impacting payroll concepts

About FieldCore:

FieldCore, a GE company, is an independent, industrial field services organization focused on World-Class Execution across the power generation and oil & gas industries. We have brought together more than 12,000 of the foremost experts in field services to focus on one thing; delivering excellent outcomes for our customers. As a global organization, we celebrate the uniqueness of our diverse employees and strive to create an inclusive culture. Our people are driven by our core values of safety, integrity and quality, and focused by our guiding principles. For more information visit our website

FieldCore is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law