Payroll Analyst

Heineken N.V.

Payroll Analyst

£40000

Heineken N.V., Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 1 week ago, 3 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

Reporting to the Payroll Manager, the key focus of this role is to provide technical and administrative support for all payroll processes. You'll support the People Operations agenda by providing payroll consultancy, guidance, and support on projects, activities, and services related to payroll to the People Managers, the wider People Function, and colleagues across the company.

You'll work collaboratively with all our third-party providers (e.g., payroll, benefits, and company cars) to ensure continuity of services to all stakeholders across HEINEKEN UK (HUK).

Some of the key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Ensure accurate and compliant monthly payroll through robust validation processes.

  • Manage annual tax processes ((start/end of tax year, P11D, PAYE Settlement Agreement) for all employees.

  • Troubleshoot control account reconciliation issues with Finance (Local and Shared Service Centre) and ensure accurate recording of payroll costs.

  • Collaborate with the HUK Reward team, Ernst & Young, and payroll provider for compliant global mobility pay processes.

  • Handle company car queries and ensure tax compliance for payroll transactions related to Company Car drivers.

  • Support the Payroll Manager in executing the Senior Management Reward Policy.

  • Manage daily queries related to Pay, Time & Attendance, ensuring system integrity and accurate payroll execution.

  • Lead or support projects and initiatives to improve payroll compliance and efficiency.

    You'll have significant experience in operating a large multisite payroll and be fully conversant with HMRC legislation including PAYE, National Insurance, employer-provided benefits, Real Time Information, and statutory payments.


  • A working knowledge of Payroll and HR Information Systems (SAP HR), including report writing, is essential. A CIPP qualification or working towards one would be preferable but not essential.

    Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are key attributes within this function, and candidates should demonstrate their ability to communicate with our HR colleagues and managers throughout the company.

    This role is best suited to a customer-focused individual who has a strong interest in and understanding of payroll activities and the ability to remain calm in a pressurised, deadline-driven work environment. The ideal candidate will also have the following:
  • Motivated to work independently.

  • Manage your time well and meet tight deadlines.

  • Great stakeholder management and interpersonal skills

  • Can communicate well at all levels of the business.

    As the nation's leading pub, cider and beer company and the name behind a host of brilliant brands, we're looking for equally brilliant people to help us on our journey to building a better future.


  • There's so much more to HEINEKEN than meets the eye and right now, we're looking for a Payroll Analyst to join our People Function team!, We're the world's most international brewer and the name behind a host of brilliant beers and ciders, from Birra Moretti, to Strongbow, to Cruzcampo and many more.

    It's a fantastic time to join us. We're leading the way in low and no alcohol innovation, pioneering new technologies to meet our ambitious environmental goals and investing in our pubs to keep them at the centre of their communities.

    When you join us, we'll back you to reach your full potential. You'll enjoy unique development opportunities, unforgettable experiences and a reward package that goes far beyond the salary you receive.

    If you want to hear more about life at HEINEKEN from our colleagues, head over to LinkedIn and check out the hashtag #LifeatHEINEKENUK.

    There's no better place to untap your future. Join us and brew a better career.

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    Our ways of working
    Our office sites operate a hybrid model. You'll spend Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the office and can work from home on Mondays and Fridays, although but you're more than welcome to come and work from the office on those days too.

    We're currently gearing up for an exciting move! In 2025, we'll be relocating from our current location at Broadway Park (on the outskirts of Edinburgh) to a modern, flexible working space in the heart of the city centre.

    The move to our new home at 6 St Andrew Square is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2025, subject to detailed planning and relevant approvals. The site will have great transport links and will be just a five minute walk from Waverley station.

    There'll be plenty of support for colleagues during the transition to the new location, so stay tuned, and once you're onboard you'll have access to a SharePoint site with further details.

    Read the public announcement here

    Our benefits and rewards
  • Annual bonus

  • Company-funded Private Medical Healthcare

  • Double-matched pension (up to 10%)

  • 35 days holiday (holiday trading available)

  • Retail discounts

  • A monthly case of our delicious ciders and beers (low and no alcohol options available)

  • Unique learning and development opportunities