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Global Compensation Manager UK&I - London

Location:  London
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  30 Jun 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1484169

Our Purpose

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, we utilise the finance products, expertise, and systems we have developed to build a better working world. This begins with a culture that believes in providing you with the training, opportunities, and creative freedom to make things better. Our more than 300,000 people and one million alumni form a powerful network. Each of those individuals leads and inspires others during their lifetime at EY (Ernst & Young) and beyond, bringing our purpose to life.


Our People 

At EY, we empower our people with the right mindsets and skills to navigate what is next, become transformative leaders the world needs, pursue careers as unique as they are, and build their own experiences. Our network, consisting of more than 300,000 people and one million alumni, forms a powerful force. Together, we develop outstanding leaders who collaborate to fulfil our promises to all our stakeholders. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, our clients, and our communities. With a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate individuals, we are determined to turn our ambition to be the best employer into a reality Hear What Our People Say


The Opportunity 

Global Compensation Services (GCS) is a rapidly growing and diverse team, that manages high-profile, time-sensitive, compliance-driven services for a wide range of multinational companies, each with a globally mobile workforce (assignees, business travellers and other agile workers). The GCS team capture and analyses compensation data from multiple sources to deliver highly effective compensation management to our clients and help them achieve full policy and tax compliance. 


We are currently seeking an experienced Manager to join our esteemed GCS team. Our team specialises in providing tailored global payroll solutions to clients, assisting them in mitigating risks associated with their mobile workforce. Some key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Compensation data collection and analysis for tax and social security compliance
  • Support with expat payroll management, by leveraging our cutting-edge technology solutions.
  • UK expatriate payroll delivery, including modified Appx 6 /NI Only/ Appx 8/ Appx 5 FTC schemes.
  • Performing payroll data validations, including variance analysis to identify high risk areas for clients.
  • Monitoring adherence to internal global mobility policies
  • Total cost reporting and advising clients on potential cost savings.


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About you

  • Educated to Degree level.
  • Able to work with a client focused approach.
  • Experience of managing complex datasets, ideally relating to compensation data for mobile employees, or willingness to learn.
  • Understanding of UK payroll compliance including RTI, Apprenticeship Levy, Employment Allowance, EPS, and FPS requirements
  • Basic expatriate tax technical knowledge including expatriate reliefs such as Temporary Workplace Relief, Overseas Workdays Relief, Home Leave, relocation, bonus sourcing etc.
  • Experience of working on multiple and large client payroll processing
  • Ability to self-manage day to day responsibilities.
  • Proactive approach to identifying issues and finding effective solutions.
  • Ability to adopt a team approach and build rapport with both the client team and internal colleagues.
  • A willingness to continuously learn and develop technical knowledge.
  • Previous experience of working in global compensation/expatriate management


Your Key Responsibilities 

As a Manager in GCS, you will play a pivotal role in everything we do as set out in the GCS team description. Your aim will be to learn what we do for each client through their mobility lifecycle with a focus on assignee compensation, and as part of this, you will be expected to:

  • Build, own, and maintain excellent relationships with clients and provide high levels of client service.
  • Lead successful delivery of client projects, ensuring technical excellence.
  • Own the delivery of the end-to-end monthly GCS and payroll processes, including collecting, processing, and distributing data and payroll instructions. Ensure that payrolls are processed accurately and RTI submissions are made each pay period in line with agreed deadlines.
  • Manage the relationship with EY colleagues in overseas offices for the completion of deliverables that require multi-disciplinary skills. Own these relationships with both EY country teams and the client/3rd party teams.
  • Ensure data analytics are used to provide insight to our clients and help with their mobility programme decisions.
  • Lead on client retention, winning new work and other marketing initiatives.
  • Create innovative technology solutions for clients that keep the GCS team at the forefront of the market.
  • Identify improvement/automation opportunities for processes to improve our efficiency and reduce risk.
  • Drive the monthly payroll process from start to finish, ensuring the team collect, processes and distributes data via multiple reports.
  • Compare client deliverables against actual payments and escalate inconsistencies to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Ensure delivery of accurate Year End reporting information and required reconciliations.
  • Overall accountability for adherence to EY Quality Risk Management procedures and responsibility for file management
  • Be an EY software & technology expert to facilitate the preparation of numerous reports and documents, e.g., request updates from the software team to meet changes required by clients.
  • Identify areas of risk or scope opportunity and escalate to senior management level. 
  • Responsible for delivery in line with agreed KPIs/SLAs
  • Provide coaching/mentoring to junior team members to support their growth and development.


What we Offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you will be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with Flex EY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-. being, insurance, savings, and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer: 


  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around.
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career.
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that is right for you. 


EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance. Belonging means much more than just fitting in. It means thriving in a place where you're embraced and celebrated just for being you – no matter who you are, and what background you come from.





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