Job Title:  Payroll Processing Specialist

Job Number:  22489

Country: United Kingdom
Function: Human Resources
Level: Non-management
Appointment Type: Fixed Term


Purpose Statement

To collate and process necessary information for payment to employees on the payroll system adhering to company policies and legislation to ensure accurate payment to employees on time. Deliver a customer focused service with an emphasis on quality.


Key Accountabilities


  • Execute accurate payroll data to employees, HMRC and the business in a timely manner, in line with statutory reporting timelines and business requirements;
  • Maintain high level of data accuracy in Payroll system;
  • Ensure all HMRC reporting deadlines are actioned accurately and on time;
  • Provide reports to management for payroll approval purposes;
  • Adhere to legislation requirements and company policies, ensuring that current knowledge in these areas is up to date;
  • Work with end markets to ensure compensation data provided and collated is accurate and timely;
  • Provide support to Global Business Services to resolve employee payroll related queries;
  • Deliver payroll related information to third parties as required;
  • Ensure all audit processes are followed in line with SOx compliance;
  • Provide payroll information to Global tax provider for tax return purposes;
  • Support the Payroll Processing Manager as necessary;


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Strong payroll knowledge in line with legislation;
  • Good Payroll calculation skills;
  • Experience of working in a Payroll Team;
  • Payroll Qualification;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good organizational skills, demonstrating ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft reporting tools (Excel and Word);
  • Understanding of expatriate payroll;
  • Understanding of Pension and share related legislation would be beneficial;
  • Good Team Player;


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT (Holdings) Ltd (GB70)

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