Hilton Manager, Payroll Projects (Initially 12 mths Fixed Term Contract) in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great Opportunity with HILTON!!

You will support the delivery of the UK Payroll projects for Hilton within the UK. You will play a significant part in the deployment of a UK specific Payroll Solution using Oracle Cloud Payroll.

You will be expected to work closely with and advise the Payroll Implementation Manager and Senior Manager, Projects on optimum delivery solutions and collaborate effectively with 3rd party consultants and the Senior Manager – Payroll.The ability to support successful Change Management is considered essential to the success of the role given the criticality of the payroll process for the organisation.

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

With thousands of hotels in over 100 countries and territories, Hilton offers countless opportunities to delight. From an open door to a welcoming smile and an exceptional experience, we offer the millions of travellers who stay with us every year a welcome they will never forget. If you appreciate the impact global travel can have on the world you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Hilton Team Member. Because it’s with Hilton where we never forget the reason we're here: to delight our guests, Team Members, and owners alike.

What will I be doing?

You will support the implementation of the Oracle HCM Cloud UK Payroll Solution by advising on current Payroll regulatory environment in the UK, existing Hilton standards and practices regarding payroll and the operational set up of the UK payroll team (which is co-located in the Glasgow CoE and HSSC – Hyderabad).

You will play a key role in supporting the Payroll Implementation Manager to ensure the project delivers a seamless, efficient and team member focused environment. The ability to analyse, recognise and document where business process change may be required is considered essential.

Key to the success of the role will be the ability to communicate and influence at all levels, both internally and with external stakeholders. Experience as a member of project teams and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and deliver to tight deadlines are considered essential elements of this role.

Having a detailed understanding of underlying accounting and payroll principles and recording is critical to the success of this role. In particular it is critical that the role holder demonstrates subject matter expertise on UK Payroll legislation and Hilton’s standards and practices.You will ensure delivery to tight deadlines on a day-to-day basis; displaying a meticulous attention to detail and the ability to accurately interpret key business drivers within the Payroll arena.

Organising Activities

• Following direction and guidance from project leadership team, support the implementation of the payroll solution.

• Provide input and guidance on payroll practices to support the successful delivery of project initiatives.

• Demonstrate a strong understanding of the processes in all areas of Hilton payroll, supporting the flawless delivery of solutions and responding effectively to questions and queries.

Co-ordinating Activities

• Input to the evaluation of the effectiveness of proposed payroll solutions as outlined by leadership; making recommendations where appropriate and implementing actions as agreed by Management.

• Ensure the implemented solution meets UK regulatory requirements and Hilton’s standards, providing management with relevant status updates.

• Demonstrate a clear understanding of the accounting impact of proposed solutions.

• Work with the Payroll teams in CoE Glasgow and HSSC Hyderabad to monitor and resolve queries and escalated items – work effectively with these teams and the Payroll Change Manager to ensure a smooth cutover to the new Payroll solution.

• Monitor and manage own progress towards delivery of tasks and resolve open items; taking corrective action to ensure project objectives are met.

• Use payroll expertise to highlight areas of risk and support project leadership in mitigating those and other identified risks.

Administrative Activities

• Collaborate with Payroll Implementation Manager to establish specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish project goals.

• Develop detailed procedure documentation (current & future state) along with associated process flows, to be used for training and ongoing operations.

• Delivery of training workshops to end users using on new system functionality and changes to business processes.

• Support the data migration of payroll records to ensure a smooth migration to new provider.

• Generation of impact assessments with mitigation proposals to Senior Manager and Payroll Implementation Manager.

Support Activities

• Collaborate effectively with Senior Manager Payroll to keep up to date with UK regulations, accounting requirements and upstream & downstream systems to ensure implementation is optimal.

• Support other functions in the provision of data and reports as requested.

• Support the Senior Manager Projects in executing an effective change management and transition programme.

What benefits will I receive?

Your benefits will include a competitive starting salary and holiday entitlement. As an employee you will become a member of the Go Hilton Team Member Travel Program, which provides reduced hotel room rates for you, your family & friends! We look forward to explaining in detail the range of excellent benefits that you would expect from a global hotel organization like Hilton.

Required Qualifications:

• Relevant level of work experience in Payroll

• To hold a Technical Diploma, Recognized Payroll qualification or significant Senior Payroll experience or equivalent

• Knowledge of payroll process and practices in the hotels sector.

• Payroll business process and operational experience.

• Knowledge of UK Statutory and Legislative payroll regulations.

• Proven ability to work with minimal supervision, using own initiative whilst thriving in a fast paced and pressured environment.

• Able to handle multiple demands and appropriately prioritise responsibilities, whilst achieving the desired results.

• Capacity to perceive the impact and implications of decisions and activities on other parts of the organisation.

• Strong accounting skills and wide ranging knowledge of accounting & payroll systems with a solid understanding of the underlying accounting across all areas, including, but not limited to GL and AP.

• Good problem solving skills, including ability to contribute to effectively addressing issues in collaboration with others.

• Ability to take initiative to identify, prioritise and implement all elements required to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with project goals.

• A motivated and enthusiastic team player with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as experience communicating and negotiating with all levels of management and external customers.

• Committed to customer service with the ability to build, manage and maintain relationships at all levels within the organisation, projecting an hospitable service atmosphere at all times.

• Ability to travel as required

Preferred Qualifications:

• To hold a BA/BS/Bachelors Degree or equivalent

• To hold a CIPP Diploma would be highly beneficial

• To have managerial experience would be benifical but not mandatory

• Knowledge of payroll process and practices in the hotels sector.

• Experience of working within a Shared Services / Centre of Excellence environment.

• Payroll business process and operational experience.

• Good knowledge of Oracle HCM Cloud UK Payroll Solution.

• Experience working as part of a project team.

Job: Finance and Accounting

Title: Manager, Payroll Projects (Initially 12 mths Fixed Term Contract)

Location: null

Requisition ID: EUR013MX

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