International Payroll Specialist

Location: Houndsditch, Greater London, UK, EC3A 7BX

Contract type: Permanent

Brand: International

Pay: Competitive

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Job Overview

International Payroll Specialist
Based: Swindon or London

At WHSmith our people are at the heart of everything we do. They are the ones that go the extra mile for our customers. The ones that enable our growth.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a International Payroll Specialist to join our Group People team.

The main purpose of a International Payroll Specialist is to ensure all International Payroll processes are executed appropriately and in a timely manner.

What you will be doing
Effectively managing the company payrolls across EMEA
Compiling, preparing, processing and inputting payroll information to produce timely and accurate payments along with Outsources Payroll Company and local in country partners
Managing the end-to-end weekly, monthly and year-end payroll process in a timely and accurate manner
Resolution of escalated payroll queries and issues
Developing and improving payroll procedures, processes and systems
Having awareness of changes to current payroll legislation in order to advise the business on necessary changes
Administering the international Expense platform

What we are looking for

Previous experience in international payroll administration, preferably in a multinational environment
An in-depth knowledge of European payroll and tax legislation and practices
CIPP qualified (desirable)
Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge of multiple payroll platforms

How we reward our teams
Hybrid working model from home and in the office
4pm Friday finish
Flexible Working
24 days holiday, plus your Birthday off, plus Bank Holidays with an opportunity to buy extra days holiday
Family friendly leave
Company pension
Sharesave Scheme
Annual Bonus based on company and Personal Performance
Competitive salary
Staff discount card for stores and online

About us

Celebrating 230 years, we’re proud to have grown and evolved into a globally recognised brand present in over 30 countries around the world, and we’re proud to be that air of familiarity people love and trust on their journey, both in life and through life. As a diverse group of over 12,000 colleagues, we are all on the same journey to a better business through our commitments to our planet, people and the communities we serve.

WHSmith have occupied our place in our customers’ hearts for over two decades. You’ll find our stores and our family of brands in airports, hospitals, railway stations, on high streets and in shopping centres – as well as right across the world! We are an ambitious team that thrives on pace, collaboration and innovation resulting in a real entrepreneurial culture.

WHSmith are proud to be an inclusive employer, we want our colleagues to feel welcome, and free to be themselves with us.

Our values

We strive to be outward-facing and customer-focused:
an organisation that keeps its promises. Living our four key values is an important part of achieving this aim.

Customer Focus

We keep the customer at the heart of all that we do.

Value Our People

Our people are respected and valued in an honest, open environment.

Drive for Results

We push ourselves to achieve ambitious and competitive results – delivered with pace.


We take personal responsibility and deliver what we say we will.

International Payroll Specialist

Location: Houndsditch, Greater London, UK, EC3A 7BX

Contract type: Permanent

Brand: International

Pay: Competitive

Apply now