Senior Payroll Specialist Temporary for 2 Years

Job Level:  Professional

London, GB, EC3V 0HR

Area of Expertise:  Human Resources
Unit:  Allianz Commercial
Employing Entity:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Temporary
ID:  45436
Position Cluster:  Non-Executive


Let’s care for tomorrow.
Your ambitions.  Your dreams.  Your tomorrow.


Whether it’s aircraft, international business, offshore wind parks, or Hollywood film productions, Allianz Commercial has an extensive range of risks covered when it comes to protecting businesses.  


We are looking for a Senior Payroll Specialist, temporary for 2 years, based in London. 


Your Team 


Our Human Resources team sets a high standard in driving our people strategies to support business objectives.  We focus on the attraction, onboarding, development, and retention of our people, ensuring an outstanding employee experience and providing valued support to our business leaders.   


The Impact You Will Have 


Reporting to the Head of HR Operations, the Payroll Specialist acts to ensure the accurate and timely management of UK Allianz Commercial Payroll whilst maintaining complete accounting records in compliance with regulations.                                                                  

We are looking for someone able to adapt to change, as Allianz Commercial presents a rapidly evolving business context.  


Some of your specific responsibilities could include: 


  • Managing payroll, by ensuring the timely and accurate processing of all monthly payroll amendments held in the payroll file 
  • Handling ad hoc tasks such as processing of bonuses, backdates, pension, share plans and shadow modified payroll, and senior executive long term incentive plans  
  • Ensuring payroll tax compliance with current regulations in collaboration with external service providers (submission of annual returns to include P11Ds, PAYE settlement agreement etc)  
  • Acting as main point of contact with HMRC on payroll and related matters, managing tax for international assignees on modified / shadow payrolls   
  • Accounting for P&L and balance sheet of monthly payroll and other related transactions for the UK, responsible for the review of payroll reconciliations   
  • Critical evaluation of the payroll processes and workflows, suggesting improvements   
  • Managing 3rd party service providers to ensure high quality of service delivery, providing escalation for queries as necessary  
  • You are the main UK partner for local and global Payroll related projects including payroll migrations  



What You’ll Bring to the Role 


  • Strong proven HR experience in payroll in a similar context, including executive taxation  
  • A CIPP diploma in payroll management or equivalent studies and certificates  
  • Experience of SAP or other financial ledgers  
  • Knowledge of international assignee payroll management including modified shadow payrolls  
  • Experience in project management 
  • Strong inter-personal skills at every level of the organization and a can-do-attitude  
  • A deep understanding of double entry payroll management including internal controls, accounting, compliance, and PAYE regulations  
  • Attention to detail and due regard for confidentiality  
  • Excellent communication skills in fluent English  

45436 | Human Resources | Professional | Allianz Commercial | Full-Time | Temporary


What’s in it for you?

Let’s care about everything that makes you, you
We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong. We offer a hybrid working model, which recognizes the value of striking a balance between in-person collaboration and remote working.  Please feel free to discuss flexible working arrangements with us.


Let’s care for your financial wellbeing
We believe in rewarding performance with a great compensation and benefits package (details vary by location), including a generous bonus scheme and pension.


Let’s care for your opportunities to progress
From career development and digital learning programs to international career mobility, we offer lifelong learning for our employees worldwide and an environment where innovation, delivery and empowerment are fostered.


Let’s care for life’s twists and turns
From our support for flexible working, health and wellbeing (including private healthcare and generous parental leave benefits), to helping people return from career breaks with experience that nothing else can teach. We've got your back. 


Let’s care for our society and our planet
With opportunities to be engaged in shaping a future that is safe, inclusive and sustainable, we care for the tomorrows of our people, our industry and our clients.


Care to join us?


Allianz Commercial is the Allianz Group brand serving the world’s largest consumer brands and major industry players through to family-owned enterprises forming the backbone of nations’ economies. We bring together the corporate multinational business of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and the commercial business of national Allianz Property & Casualty entities and provide both traditional and alternative risk transfer solutions, outstanding risk consulting and Multinational services as well as seamless claims handling.  

As a key strategic player in the Allianz Group network, Allianz Commercial is present in over 200 countries and in 2022 generated more than €19 billion gross premium. 


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Allianz is an equal opportunity employer, and therefore welcomes applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic. Diversity of thinking is an important part of our company culture.


People with disabilities:
We want to give all our candidates the best opportunity to succeed. If you need any adjustments to be made during the application and selection process, please email


Recruitment Agencies: 
Allianz Commercial has an in-house recruitment team, which focuses on sourcing great candidates directly. Allianz Commercial does not accept unsolicited resumes from agency or search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired.  When we do use agencies, we have a PSL in place, so please do not contact managers directly.