Teledyne Technologies

  • Payroll Transition Manager

    Locations UK-Essex-Chelmsford
    Requisition ID
    Teledyne e2v
  • Company Overview

    Teledyne e2v is committed to delivering customer satisfaction through continuous improvement in the quality of our products and services. We are dedicated to our core values of customer focus, innovation, excellence throughout with agility, courage and integrity. Teledyne e2v ensures that our products fulfil the requisite customer, regulatory and statutory product requirements for the protection of people, property and the environment.

    We have an opportunity for a Payroll professional to join our existing Payroll team on a 12 month fixed term contract reporting to the Payroll Manager.

    This is a key role, responsible for the relocation of a Sage Payroll, of approx. 600 employees from our Shared Service Centre in Cumbernauld, Scotland to our European Head Office in Chelmsford, Essex.

    You will work closely with the Payroll Manager, Transition Project Lead and the core Project Team and will be responsible for the delivery of Payroll Services “as they are performed today” from Cumbernauld to Chelmsford. This role will require you to spend a large part of the initial 6 months of the contract in the Cumbernauld Shared Services Centre. The second 6 months of the contract you will be responsible for the transition of the role to the Payroll Manager in Chelmsford.

    Position Summary and Responsibilities

    1. Successful delivery of Payroll Services from Cumbernauld to Chelmsford.
    2. This will include hands on preparation and processing of the monthly UK Sage Snowdrop payroll for circa. 600 employees, including salaried and hourly paid employees, overtime, allowances, new starter inputs, leavers, pension and HMRC reporting.
    3. Maintaining payroll information by; supporting the Cumbernauld HR Services team and Local HR Managers with managing the collection and entering of data into Sage Snowdrop.
    4. Pays employees by processing calculation of Gross to Net pay processing required deductions and managing the production of payslips and electronic transfers to bank accounts.
    5. Prepares a detailed reconciliation of Payroll data by site, seeks appropriate approvals, prepares and send settlement statements, prepares associated Payroll journals and post processing reports.
    6. Ensures payroll balance sheet accounts are cleared by requesting settlement of payroll deductions and reconciling and resolving payroll discrepancies.
    7. Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.
    8. Creates and maintains payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures, including Sarbanes Oxley key control documentation.
    9. Complies with legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
    10. Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
    11. Transfer of Knowledge to Payroll Manager to mitigate single point of failure risk.
    12. Successful delivery of Payroll Services to the Payroll Manager and Payroll Assistant.
    13. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications.
    14. To develop effective relationships with key stakeholders across all levels of the Teledyne e2v organisation.
    15. Support the Transition Project Lead and Core Team members with the review and selection of HRIS and Payroll tool.


    1. The ideal candidate will be a Payroll professional who is used to working as a fixed term contractor, meeting strict deadlines.
    2. With a minimum 5 years Payroll experience (CIPP or Qualified by Experience).
    3. Experience of Sage Snowdrop/Sage Payroll of 500+ employees is essential (Not Sage50 1-25 employees).
    4. Experience of transitioning Payroll role/function or Payroll systems implementation.
    5. Strong Microsoft abilities, including Excel.
    6. Organised person who is able to manage conflicting priorities.
    7. Team player who embraces change and possesses a continuous improvement mind set.
    8. Discretion and confidentiality essential.
    9. Excellent communication skills.
    10. A passion for doing things right, with excellent attention to detail.
    11. A working knowledge of multiple Payroll systems would be an advantage.
    12. Experience of an integrated HRIS/Payroll tools would be an advantage.


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