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UK & EMEA Payroll Practitioner

Houlihan Lokey
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 6, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Unit:
Human Capital Group
CORP - Corporate


Houlihan Lokey, Inc. (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and financial and valuation advisory. Houlihan Lokey serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm's commitment to client success across its advisory services. The firm is the No. 1 investment bank for global M&A transactions under $1 billion, the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past eight consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past nine consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 25 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv.


We are seeking an experienced Payroll Practitioner to ensure Houlihan Lokey's payroll process is executed flawlessly and will scale with the growth of our business. This is an amazing opportunity to be a key contributor to the payroll team. This role reports into the International Payroll Supervisor. The Payroll Practitioner will work closely with our Workday HRIS, Compensation, Human Resources Operations, Benefits, and International Payroll Vendor/Platform teams.

This is a hybrid working position which requires a minimum of 2-3 days working in our London office.


As the UK & EMEA Payroll Practitioner, you will:-
  • Process monthly payrolls for Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Sweden
  • Be the first point of contact for all EMEA and United Kingdom payroll related queries
  • Work with external payroll partners to understand local policies and unique salary proration, time off accruals, and maternity calculations
  • Process United Kingdom pension plan deductions (auto-enrollments, Opt-ins and Opt-outs, employer pension) in the company's MHR iTrent system
  • Review for accuracy all public and private Germany health insurance documents from employees
  • Consult with payroll bureaus and HR to ensure payrolls are processed in accordance with current payroll legislation and collective bargaining agreements
  • Comply with GDPR regulations and maintain payroll confidentiality
  • Process all 'leave types' in accordance with legislation. E.g., holiday pay
  • Process timely and accurate payment of taxes and pension
Basic Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this role will have:-
  • Degree level education - subjects in Accounting, Finance or Business administration highly preferred
  • Fluent communication skills in English language (verbal and written)
  • 3+ years of advanced Germany and United Kingdom payroll experience
  • Experience with in-house payroll systems and local in-country partners
  • Experience with DATEV Software
  • Strong knowledge of tax and wage laws in Europe (e.g., benefits in kind)
  • Strong knowledge of shadow payrolls
  • Intermediate to high level Excel skills essential for data comparisons between Workday HRIS and local system data output
  • Knowledge of Workday and any other HRIS desired
  • Proven planning and organizational skills
  • Proven Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Client Payroll Experience, multi-jurisdiction
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with MHR iTrent United Kingdom in-house payroll system
  • Fluent communication skills in both German (verbal and written)
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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