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General Electric Payroll compliance specialist in Leeds, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

Working as part of the People Operations team, you will be responsible for updating the out-sourced payroll provider, with payroll impacting changes and checking payroll outputs, arising from multiple HR processes across 45 payrolls within several business sectors.

Payroll changes include starters, leavers, pension changes, flexible benefits, benefits in kind (BIK), sickness, family payments (maternity/OMP/SMP, paternity/OPP/SPP, adoption/OAP/SAP, shared parental etc), share incentive schemes and general payroll record maintenance. The payroll system outputs include copy payslips, gross to net reports, payroll validation reports, pension reports and FPS/EPS reports.

You will be required to develop an in-depth knowledge of HR and payroll systems, including Workday, T& A systems, the in-house payroll input system and various 3rd party data feeds.

This role requires accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to work within strict deadlines. This role places a strong emphasis on payroll compliance, particularly with HMRC, The Pensions regulator and internal and external audits.

You will be expected to identify and resolve operational issues and support process improvements. Promote “Best in Class” service while developing effective relationships and working cross functionally with internal teams and suppliers.

Job Description

  • Interacting with the UK HR operations teams, that respond to HR service ticket requests, processing transactions in the HR systems.

  • Working closely with the employee benefits team, who are responsible for P11d and PSA production and other payroll related projects.

  • Develop knowledge of the businesses we support and use this understanding to prioritise both your work and that of the team to meet the business needs.

  • Learn existing processes and Standard Operating Procedures

  • Look for ways to improve and streamline existing process, by challenging the way we do things.

  • Ability to perform gross to net payslip calculations, including salary sacrifice, BIK, shares and pensions.

  • Ability to re-trace historic payroll input/changes and payslip calculations across multiple pay periods, taking corrective action, when required.

  • Ability to problem solve and use initiative to resolve issues within agreed timescales,

  • consulting with colleagues to agree resolutions when issues fall outside of defined policy parameters

  • Handle escalations, managing expectations and identifying root cause(s), where appropriate

Required Qualifications

  • This role requires a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience of processing complex payrolls end to end.

  • A CIPP qualification is desirable or a bachelor degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma with relevant experience).

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience of concurrently processing multiple, complex, high-volume payrolls.

  • High level Excel skills; (including complex formulas, vlookups and pivot tables).

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • A team player, eventhough working from home.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communicaton skills (via Teams, telephone and written), with an ability to develop strong customer relationships with colleagues, employees and line managers.

  • Ability to explain technical information in a way that employees can understand.


This role can be home based, with occasional visits to the Leeds office.

Where applicants are able to work from the Leeds office, there will be a hybrid working model.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No