Aside from being an award winning company and global payroll leader, we strive to promote an open, friendly and rewarding working culture. We live by our values and understand the importance of flexibility and trust in the workplace whilst still providing genuine opportunities for personal development.
Our commitment to putting our people first was recognised at the Payroll World Awards 2015, where we won Best Company to Work for in Payroll. The accolade recognises our positive company culture, employee engagement initiatives and development through training opportunities, an effective appraisal system and company events. We are passionate about ensuring our team enjoy their job and have the opportunity to progress further in their career. As we expand internationally, many career progression opportunities are becoming available and cross-departmental changes are now an option to employees.
The CIPP Academy was founded at activpayroll in 2015 to help new employees gain their certified qualification with The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals. To us, it's not only important to offer in-depth on the job training, but also the opportunity for our staff to progress in their careers. The CIPP Academy allows us to train employees from almost any background, giving them the knowledge and qualifications they need to pursue a fulfilling career in payroll services.
The Global Payroll team is responsible for ensuring that all our global customers’ international employees are paid accurately and on time in line with the rules and regulations within the various countries of operation. The team provide a comprehensive and flexible payroll solution to our customers, which is fully scalable for small, medium and large organisations. Our Global Payroll services are bespoke, highly flexible and tailored to meet customers’ individual requirements in support of their specific business objectives.
The Global Mobility team (including our Audit & Compliance division) delivers a comprehensive range of core compliance services and planning and advisory solutions to our UK and overseas customers. Our services and solutions ensure that organisations are fully compliant from an employment taxes perspective, at both an employee and employer level, in all jurisdictions in which your organisation operates whilst, at the same time, delivering income tax and social security efficiencies through effective employment structuring and remuneration planning.
Core Compliance Services
UK Specific Core Compliance Services
Planning and Advisory Services
The Finance team at activpayroll ensure the financial integrity of the Group across all our entities. This involves the timely and accurate processing of invoices for our customers, partners and suppliers whilst ensuring good customer service and strong internal controls. We produce financial and management information for the directors and managers across the Group and ensure that all financial statutory requirements are satisfied. The key to delivering these goals is through having strong systems, knowledgeable staff working as a team within Finance and across the business and a process of continuous review and improvement.
activTechnology is responsible for all aspects of IT within activpayroll, from ensuring our applications provide the right functionality and are always available, through to ensuring that customers’ payroll data is secure and can be used effectively throughout their payroll process. With over twenty successful independent and customer audits behind us and over a century of collective experience in IT, our customers can rest assured that activTechnology are well placed to maximise the efficiencies and accuracies the latest technology offers.
I joined activpayroll five years ago as a Payroll Administrator in the Aberdeen office. Just over a year after I joined the company, I was made Senior Payroll Administrator, and six months later I was then promoted to Team Leader. After going through a cross-departmental move to our Global Payroll team where I fulfilled the role of Global Service Delivery Manager, I have recently made the move to our Edinburgh office where I hold the position of Global Implementation Manager.
The nature of the payroll cycle means that every day at work is different – it’s not a boring job by any means! If you have never worked in payroll before, it’s easy to think of it as a simple process which just involves a payslip and money going into an employee’s bank account; in reality, there is so much more to the job.
The best thing about my role is the rewarding feeling I get when I’m able to deliver exactly what the client wanted. I am proud to say that our team will go the extra mile for our clients. I’m very much of the opinion that if there is any way we can do it, we should do it.
Overall, I am constantly learning something new every day which is a great opportunity in itself. It’s quite unbelievable what you learn through a career in payroll that you wouldn’t expect to!