We’re looking for an exceptional payroll administrator with experience of working with outsourced payroll bureaus (US, UK, EU and/or additional jurisdictions) to manage the company’s end to end global payroll and contractor payments. You’ll have domain expertise in processing payroll in different countries. You are reliable, diligent and pay attention to details and always work towards improving current processes.
This role may choose to be office based out of London or home based, and will report to our Global Controller.
Key responsibilities
Ensure all payrolls are always delivered on time and with 100% accuracy
Process the payroll/contractor data in an organised and structured manner
Keep on track of all payroll deadlines and monthly payroll tasks
Prepare payroll reports and provide monthly payroll data in journal format to finance for processing
Comply with GDPR regulations and maintain payroll security/confidentiality
Deal with payroll queries and resolve or escalate as required
Constantly seek out ways to improve systems and processes to ensure a seamless flow between HR, Payroll and Finance
Keep payroll policies up to date and write any new procedures as required
Provide support to any project related activities from Finance and HR
Provide support to Finance with reporting and audit queries
Assist with future expansions of global payrolls and other projects
Manage all payroll correspondence and act as a point of contact for all escalated payroll queries
Maintain strong cross-functional team relationships
Build strong relationships with vendors to ensure excellent service delivery and compliance in all countries
Valued skills and experience
Experience in a similar payroll role and working with outsourced payroll bureaus
Excellent communication skills to converse with external parties and internal team members of all levels
Strong process and planning mindset
Ability to think outside the box and solve problems when faced with new challenges
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
Exceptional planning/organisational skills and being deadline oriented
Ability to work with different software systems, and have excellent knowledge of spreadsheets and formulas
Being a team player as well as being able to work independently
About Canonical
Canonical is a growing international software company that works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu, the world’s best free software platform. Our services help businesses worldwide reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu. Canonical is a unique tech company – global, remote-first, open source, with 900+ professionals across 60+ countries. We want to be the world’s best, not biggest, global software company. With almost every team remote by default, Canonical sets the pace on the 21st-century digital workplace.
What Canonical offers:
Work from home
Personal learning and development budget
Annual compensation review
Recognition rewards
Annual leave
Paid maternity, paternity and sick leave
Priority Pass for travel
Exposure to international business and technology
We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity we will give your application fair consideration.

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