Get to know The Pokémon Company International

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

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Job Title: Payroll Specialist

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Global Payroll Compliance & Operations, this role will work closely with the Payroll Team based in the US and the People Team based in the UK, with a focus on monthly payroll processing and supporting employees based in the UK and Ireland. The Payroll Specialist assists in all functions of the payroll department, including reviewing employee information, calculating wages, preparing, and processing employee payments, and maintaining accurate payroll records for our UK office. This role will also act as the primary contact for all employee inquiries related to payroll and benefits for the UK and Ireland offices. This position requires a confident individual with high levels of professionalism and organizational skills who thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will maintain attention to detail and be thorough in completing work tasks.

People Manager: No

What you’ll do

Payroll processing:

  • Collects, audits, and enters payroll information according to established payroll cut-off and processing schedules.
  • Review all updates from People Team.
  • Input of all payroll data including new starters and leavers.
  • Work closely with designated payroll service representative.
  • Benefits upkeep for new joiners and leavers, auditing of monthly invoices and seeking approval for payment.

Internal customer service:

  • Point person for payroll and benefits onboarding new hires from our UK and Ireland offices.
  • Time Off tracking and approval in system of record.
  • Employee paperwork collection and filing.
  • Serves as first point of contact to general payroll, benefits, and HR questions.

Reporting & Administration:

  • Accurate data entry in systems of records.
  • Employee leaver processing.
  • Coordinate with the People Team for any new starter information.
  • Assists with end of year payroll processing and reporting.
  • HR related projects in administration, operations, employee experience and compliance.
  • Other projects as assigned.  

What you’ll bring

  • 4+ years payroll processing experience.
  • Bachelors degree in a business or Human Resource discipline.
  • General knowledge of payroll systems, ADP iHCM2 a plus.
  • General knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • High degree of integrity while working with sensitive employee information.
  • Strong attention to detail required.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.  
  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve. 
  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.  
  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.

What to expect

  • An employee first culture.
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon.
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs.
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you.
  • Generous paid family leave.
  • Employer-paid life insurance.
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance.
  • Fitness reimbursement.
  • Commuter benefit.
  • LinkedIn learning.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.



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