Payroll Controller
GWS Segment
Buchhaltung/Finanzen, Verwaltung, Data & Analytics, People/Human Resources/Personalwesen
London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland





CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting.


We are searching for a Payroll Controller to join our world-class London People Shared Service Centre (SSC), a team of skilled HR and Payroll professionals, responsible for providing service delivery for our UK & Ireland business which supports an employee population of over 14,000.

The purpose of this role is to be responsible for the completion of the review and compute of all payroll input, such as Starters, Leavers, changes in to the Payrite system for both integrated and non-integrated payrolls. To be able to work to tight deadlines as required in order to deliver the monthly payroll. A team player whose main purpose is to support the payroll function in its entirety through measurable controls and can work closely with the Payroll Team Leader and Payroll Co-ordinators to ensure the successful delivery of compliant Payroll within all legal, HMRC and SOX audit requirements.

The Payroll Controller will manage large volumes of the communication in and outbound from the payroll team by methods including email and phone and will be key point of contact as well as play an integral part of the organisational and control structure of the payroll team model.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primarily reviewing and computing starters, leavers, fixed, and variable changes. Accountability for checking payroll colleagues' calculations prior to entry on to the Payrite system and performing output checks/balances as appropriate.
  • Review eligibility, processing of documents and calculation of payments/ refunds necessary for all Statutory leaves, Tax, NIC's. Ensure compliance for RTI purposes.
  • Upload and reconciliation of MyHR interface files to Payrite (if applicable)
  • Escalate as necessary for missing data or interface/file feeds from internal CBRE upstream sources.
  • Creating and running regular reports required for audit during payroll processing.
  • Payroll Control of the Yellow Book including monthly reconciliation.
  • Providing final information for production of Banking templates for UK Payrolls, request approval from approvers and facilitate payments to be raised.
  • Escalating any issues to the Payroll Team Leader, UK&I as required
  • Any other ad hoc duties or requests in line with the role as requested by the Supervisor or Regional Payroll Manager.
  • Assist with monthly payroll reports including salary accounts, nominal journals, SLA reports, and all payroll system reports required.
  • Assist with production of ad-hoc reports for managers/directors on request
  • Assist with production of information required for auditors
  • Maintain payroll metrics for monthly scorecard for HR Operations
  • Produce EOY, P11D BIK and facilitating any EYU adjustments as required.

Systems and Service:

  • Understanding the Payrite system to maximise outputs, accuracy and efficiency of the Payroll
  • Assist Payroll Team Leader, UK&I with any future projects, such as improvement in the systems and processes
  • Supporting the Payroll team to process payroll in a timely and accurate manner, maintaining good customer service at all levels within the organisation
  • Ensure maintenance of legislative knowledge and capabilities through available training and updates

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Intermediate Excel skills and ability to manipulate data on spreadsheets as required
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with a professional approach
  • Good IT skills to include Word and Outlook
  • Able to use experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals
  • A committed team player who can offer continuous support to their colleagues
  • A good knowledge and relevant experience of Payroll in previous positions during their career


We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.