Payroll Analyst

Date: Jun 15, 2024

Location: Springburn, GLG, GB

Company: Suntory Global Spirits

About Suntory Global Spirits


Suntory Global Spirits is a world leader in premium spirits. With a clear vision and strategy, a world-class portfolio of brands, and an inclusive, engaging culture, the business is growing its global footprint with an ambition to achieve $10B in sales by 2030.


We are a company rooted in two centuries of family heritage with a rich interplay of diverse cultures. Combining the new with the familiar, we encourage our people to inspire brilliance. To push boundaries. To pursue excellence and quality at every step.


Unleash Your Spirit and join a global team dedicated to crafting new experiences, from seed to sip.


About the role


As Suntory Global Spirits accelerates its global footprint, we are establishing our own commercial business in the UK. As one of the largest, most sophisticated spirits markets in the world, the UK offer significant  potential for our portfolio of premium brands. We’re building a world-class team to create a new and exciting business that is rooted in strong foundations, led by our values and long-term commercial ambition.

What makes this a great opportunity?

The Payroll Analyst will report to the EMEA Payroll Manager and closely with and work closely with the Senior Payroll Analysts to provide a dedicated payroll service in partnership with outsourced payroll vendors; including the provision of information to outsourced providers. In addition to preparing monthly payroll transactions, the Payroll Analyst will be responsible for managing tax and social security liabilities payments, ensuring compliance with local reporting requirements, preparing & posting of the payroll accounting entries & reconciliation of the associated balance sheet accounts. 

To succeed in this role, you must be highly analytical, organized and methodical. You will have strong attention to detail and be able to build strong relationships with internal and external partners with employee experience front of mind. You will act with the utmost transparency, integrity, discretion and confidentiality. Ability to perform under pressure and challenging environment will be much appreciated 

Role Responsibilities

As a Team member of the EMEA Payroll team, they will: 

Provide help and support to the UK Payroll Manager in the timely and accurate processing of all UK payroll 

Liaise with external payroll vendors across EMEA 

Preparation of monthly payroll input submissions 

Assisting with the timely and accurate payment of net salaries, payroll taxes and related benefits 

Involvement with annual returns and other statutory filings as they relate to payroll, payroll taxes and benefits 

Preparation of monthly payroll journals including 13th or 14th month payments, vacation calculations, payments on account and severance, and be responsible of payroll balance sheet account reconciliations where applicable  

Liaise with EMEA Human Resources People Solutions & Total Rewards teams to obtain monthly updates to payroll in a timely manner 

Recording & accrual of EMEA vacation. 

Payroll Vendor Invoice management 

Responding in a timely manner to queries from the payroll vendors, as well as our internal stakeholders and employees 

Help ensure standardization globally. 

Participate in regional and global projects where required. 

Ensure effective relationships with the Finance & HR Directors and any other key stakeholders across multiple locations. 

Influence Payroll leadership with transformational agendas, fostering change and implementation of best practice. 

Support internal and external audits as needed and help maintain a solid control environment. 


Qualifications & Experience 

Solid UK and Ireland payroll experience gained in a multinational environment 

In depth knowledge of local laws and regulations impacting payroll across different European countries in particular Spain, Germany, France in addition the to UK 

Experience managing expatriate payroll matters (shadow payroll, tax equalizations, salary cross border recharges, etc) 

Prior hands-on experience on any of general ledger, receivables, payables, inventories, fixed assets, etc., will be considered an advantage.  

Fluent in English.  



Job Specific Competencies &/or Requirements 

Strong communication both verbal and written 

Ability to work with limited supervision and at pace in an ever-changing office environment 

Problem-solving skills founded on basic data analysis and Payroll, financial & HR modelling.   

Strong Team player 

Mandatory SAP knowledge. Expertise in other Payroll/HR ERP, such Workday, Meta 4, etc will be an advantage. 

Customer service oriented 

At Suntory Global Spirits, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Suntory Global Spirits is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

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