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Johnson & Johnson

UK - Senior Payroll Specialist

Posted Mar 11, 2021
Job ID: JJJP00006039
9 months
(Mar 29, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
22 - 24 £/hr

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Company: (for BBHR/Total Rewards use)

POSITION TITLE: Senior Payroll Specialist

SUPERVISOR NAME & TITLE: Country Payroll Lead    

PAY GRADE: 23/24

DEPT NAME/LOCATION: Payroll Service Center - Wokingham

The Senior Payroll Specialist is part of a UK country wide team responsible for ensuring the payrolls are completed accurately and on time.

This is intended to be a general job description and should not be construed as all inclusive.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Define key tasks or activities and indicate percentage of time required to perform each task.

  • Processing of UK payrolls for all Johnson & Johnson employees (3500 employees) to ensure accurate and timely payments using Workday and Intelligo software.

  • Processing of monthly equity transactions to ensure correct tax treatment.

  • Monthly preparation of all payroll cycle compliance and control documents.

  • Support all audit activities as needed.

  • Systems specialist in regard to enhancement and process improvements.

  • Partner with Total Reward on the annual benefit renewal cycle to ensure all data is fed through to payroll accurately and timely.

  • Support annual pension renewal and provide data as needed to TPV.

  • Case management using internal software Salesforce. Reviewing and answering queries/tickets in a timely manner and in line with case guidance.

  • Support global mobility process and procedures to ensure accurate reporting.

  • Preparation of monthly payments for salaries, TPV's and HMRC.

  • Adhoc project work as assigned.    


  • CIPP Qualified desirable

Describe any additional knowledge, skills, abilities and experience required.

  • Previous experience with Payroll processing is required.
  • Knowledge of global mobility processes would be beneficial.
  • An effective team player with a willingness to learn.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment and be open to change and the challenges that arise in a fast-moving environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to communicate with customers, peers, and vendors.
  • A sense of urgency in solving inquiries and requests to ensure timely resolution and an ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to work efficiently and productively.

EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL INTERACTIONS: Describe the frequency and purpose/nature of external interactions with customers of J&J, business-related contacts external to J&J, or with employees of J&J.

This role will perform his or her duties with an end-to-end process awareness and attention to upstream and downstream implications. Effectively partnership with peers within the service center, J&J colleagues outside the service center, and third party vendors outside the company.


This job will be performed within a corporate office environment, with minimal travel requirements.

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