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Payroll Consulting Specialist, Manager, London

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Line of service
Tax - Human Resource Technology
Technology and digital
Position type
Full Time
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Job description

This role presents the opportunity for Payroll specialists to:

  • Move into a broader Global payroll consulting role, focusing on advising clients on the source, selection and implementation of payroll solutions cross-territory

  • Become proficient and qualified to consult on Tier 1 payroll solutions (Workday, SuccessFactors, Oracle)

  • Be the alliance lead responsible for developing relationships and product awareness with existing and emerging Tier 1 and Tier 2 payroll vendors

  • Develop standardised client solutions based upon interaction with the wider internal global Payroll community

The successful candidate would join a community of Payroll SME’s across tax, technology, pensions, audit, legal, risk and compliance. The role would be at Manager level, based in London and involve working with Global clients across all sectors to provide strategic solutions to a range of payroll issues and challenges. The successful candidate will be responsible for the successful management of one or more projects or working as part of a large project with responsibility for delivering a defined section within it.

Skills & Experience:
  • Strong Project Management expertise, preferably within a Payroll consulting environment.

  • Payroll Consulting and /or Outsourcing Industry experience.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of implementing HR & or Payroll solutions.

  • Excellent presentation and influencing skills.

  • Flexible and adaptable style and skill set based on the type of project and stakeholders.

Due to an upsurge in demand for payroll consulting services within the Firm and the global market more generally, we are looking to upskill and broaden the consulting strengths of our existing team. The ideal candidate will manage a multi-disciplinary team in delivering to the client’s requirements, managing senior stakeholders and third party suppliers.

The role will also involve identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities and developing and owning a pipeline of potential opportunities. Reasons to join our growing team include:

  • Work / Life Balance, with positive remuneration

  • Career opportunities and advancement

  • Opportunities to diversify role

  • Variety of project, people, clients

  • Personal development opportunities

  • Active mentoring programme to help assimilate into business and become familiar with internal processes and people.

Preferred but not essential qualifications/accreditations:

  • Project Management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2, PMI)

  • Payroll technician certificate

  • Degree in payroll management

  • CIPP member

  • Good influencer and negotiator

  • Strong technically with a deep understanding of payroll requirements



We help organisations and the people who run them answer the big business questions. How should we raise finance? Where should we be based? How should we reward our people? With some 3,300 experts whose expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, we’re one of the UK’s leading tax practices.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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