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People Advisory Services - Senior Consultant - Global Compensation Services (UK&I)

Location:  Manchester
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  03-Dec-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  846721



EY’s People Advisory Services (“PAS”) team is an integrated practice bringing together 10,000 practitioners from Tax and Advisory teams to deliver insight and innovation on people, organisational and compliance issues. As a leading global Professional Services Firm, EY understands the scale and complexity of how and where people work. PAS enhanced capabilities provide end-to-end solutions for an organisation’s most pertinent people related business challenges.


The Global Compensation Services (GCS) team


PAS Global Compensation Services (GCS) is a rapidly growing and diverse team, managing 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 analyse compensation data from multiple sources to deliver highly effective compensation management to our clients and help them achieve full policy and tax compliance.


The GCS team provides specialist global payroll solutions for clients to help them mitigate their risks for mobile employees such as, but 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


In addition, the team provide advisory, project and ad hoc services such as:

• Implementing new systems and processes

• Fully managing end-to-end projects for clients, from identification of issue(s) through to delivery

• Creating market leading solutions for increased global compliance

• Liaising with all stakeholders and 3 rd parties to ensure a smooth process for clients

• Providing ad hoc payroll advisory and compliance insight and services based on our expertise


The Opportunity


The GCS team in EY is the market leader for services of this kind, providing outstanding levels of service and continually supporting our clients to innovate and enhance their global mobility payroll processes. Our strategic objective is to continue and accelerate our growth in the marketplace, through leveraging our outstanding technology solutions and already strong, growing client portfolio.


The team you will join is comprised of subject matter experts with diverse backgrounds and experience, who all are focussed on delivering the highest quality service possible. As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of global clients, with exposure to a vast number of challenging and interesting projects.


Level 2 (Consultant) Roles & Responsibilities


As a Consultant in GCS, you will be involved 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 and maintain excellent relationships with clients and provide high levels of client service

• Be part of the successful delivery of client projects, ensuring technical excellence

• Facilitate the end-to-end monthly GCS and payroll processes; to include collecting, processing and distributing data and payroll instructions. Ensure that payrolls are processed accurately and RTI submissions made each pay period in line with agreed deadlines.

• Co-ordinate with EY colleagues in overseas offices for the completion of deliverables that require multidisciplinary skills. Own these relationships with both EY country teams and the client/3rd party teams.

• Use data analytics to provide insight to our clients and help with their mobility programme decisions

• Assist in client retention, winning new work and other marketing initiatives.

• Create innovative technology solutions for clients which keep the GCS team at the forefront in the market EY

• Identify improvement/automation opportunities for processes to improve our efficiency and reduce risk.

• Facilitate monthly payroll process from start to finish including collecting, processing and distributing data via multiple reports

• Compare client deliverables against actual payments and escalate inconsistencies to appropriate stakeholders

• Validate Year End reporting information and required reconciliations

• Ensure adherence to EY Quality Risk Management procedures and responsibility for file management

• Understanding EY software & technology to facilitate preparation of numerous reports and documents, e.g. request updates from software team to meet changes required by clients • Liaise with EY global offices regarding monthly deliverables and current regulation

• Management of shared email inbox or similar, ensuring all required action is undertaken on a timely fashion

• Awareness of process / contribute to improving project’s efficiency

• Identify areas of risk or scope opportunity and escalate to management level

• Responsible for delivery in line with KPIs/SLAs

• Provide coaching/mentoring to junior team members


Key competencies

• 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

• Languages are desirable but not essential


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY 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. In addition, 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’s 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 regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


If you are excited about what you’ve read about us, our ambition and the role, please get in contact today, we would love to hear from you. Join us in building a better working world.

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