Senior Global Payroll Specialist - 6 months fixed term contract


Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Contract/temp


Company Description

For over 20 years, abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description

Reporting to the Global Payroll Leader, you will be working as part of the wider Human Resources team, supporting the delivery of abcam’s Payroll Operations activities in all our locations globally across UK, Europe, USA & APAC. The role is a fixed term contract with the expectation that the project elements are completed by end 2023.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Support the Global Payroll Manager in leading, inspiring and mentoring a small team of payroll experts to operate global payroll in line with SOX compliant procedures
  • Support the accurate & timely processing, payment and submission of payroll
  • Employment tax-related filings
  • Liaise with internal and external providers as necessary, acting as a key contact with payroll and benefit providers and governmental authorities
  • Map processes, mitigate risks and develop & maintain standard operating procedures for People Services Operations – i.e. to satisfy in full the “Data Entry” requirements of the Payroll SOX processes
  • Contribute to internal and external payroll audit processes


You will have a detailed understanding and working knowledge of global payroll processes, providers and relevant legislation. You have participated in your company’s review and selection of a global payroll provider – with experience of in-sourced and fully out-sourced solutions.

You have worked in an international environment with experience of UK and US payroll, and experience of working with the payroll aspects of all-employee share plans. Experience in working with payroll and benefits systems and internal reporting platforms.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why, in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at abcam.


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