Senior Payroll Advisor

Leeds, United Kingdom
20 Dec 2021
15 Feb 2022
Human Resources

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


Burberry is seeking a Senior Payroll Advisor to join our Global Payroll team. Within this role, you will assist with the day to day activities relating to monthly payroll covering groups of employees across the company.

You will act as a Tier 2 Process expert and point of escalation for any payroll administration activities and will provide guidance and support to Administrators within the team.


  • Assist with the day to day running of the UK pay groups, ensuring payroll schedules and deadlines are met.
  • Monthly reconciliation of Inland Revenue end of year requirements ensuring statutory reporting requirements are met.
  • Provision and manipulation of month end payroll summaries, overtime reports etc. to relevant parties
  • Provide Gross pay analysis to group Finance post review for costing and budgeting purposes
  • Escalate issues and seek advice when faced with complex issues/problems
  • Contribute to ad hoc payroll HR projects as required.

  • Manage, motivate and develop a team of people working on similar objectives to ensure individual and team effectiveness
  • Monitor and review work undertaken by Administrators
  • Induct and mentor team of Administrators and/or colleagues to upskill them in the use of systems and processes
  • Act as a buddy to new team members and help build their process and subject matter knowledge

Continuous improvement
  • Apply understanding of assigned business process to identify gaps and propose continuous improvement measures
  • Work closely with the Payroll specialists/Administrators and Managers to understand root causes and represent process procedures, practicalities and exceptions
  • Implement continuous improvement initiatives per the roadmap defined by the management team and ensure initiatives meet agreed outputs and address customer feedback / improve customer satisfaction
  • Manage and perform "Root Cause Analysis" on issues faces and suggest appropriate corrective action for current remediation and future control.


  • Payroll certification, or equivalent experience level
  • Full or part IPP qualified is preferred
  • Payroll process experience within a large company environment is preferred
  • Depth of experience in working with Third party vendors and various payroll systems
  • Competent MS Office user


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.


Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || Leeds || HR || EMEIA PAYROLL || n/a ||

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