Payroll Specialist (UK Remote) at Turnitin

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Company Description

When you join Turnitin, you'll be welcomed into a company that is a recognized innovator in the global education space. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Over 16,000 academic institutions, publishers, and corporations use our services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft, and ProctorExam.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our diverse community of colleagues are all unified by a shared desire to make a difference in education. Come join us, and let's make change together.

Job Description

The Payroll Specialist will support the Global Payroll Manager and serve as Payroll system administrator and point of contact. This role will oversee the daily tasks, objectives and priorities of the US payroll and International Payrolls (as assigned) while ensuring that all aspects of the payroll cycle are processed accurately and transmitted in a timely manner for semimonthly and monthly payrolls/ exempt and non-exempt populations/ in a multi-company/ multi-state, environment for 700+ employees.

Job Duties:

  • Oversees daily payroll tasks, objectives and priorities while ensuring accuracy and maintaining multiple deadlines.

  • Manages workflows to ensure all payroll transactions, including employee changes, one-time payments, deductions changes, garnishments, compensation changes, new hires, terminations, inter-company transfers and final payments for terminations are processed accurately and timely.

  • Completes payroll reconciliation and approves the final transmittal following a thorough review of payroll input and audit reports.

  • Oversees the time and attendance system, making necessary updates to earnings/deduction codes, cost center mapping, validating hours and assisting employees/supervisors with timesheet corrections.

  • Creates, schedules, and distributes Post-Payroll reports, ad-hoc reports, and compliance reports as needed for inter/external audits.

  • Oversees the reporting and funding for third party benefit vendors i.e. Health Equity, WageWorks, Fidelity 401K.

  • Responds to employee/inter-company queries in the shared payroll Email box while focusing on customer support and providing ad-hoc payroll reports as needed.

  • Engages in special projects including payroll integrations, testing for system upgrades, annual merit and bonus processing, year-end and W-2 processing, company acquisitions, mergers and reductions in workforce.

  • Works with state/national tax authorities to comply with all reporting requirements and ensures Payroll Taxes are paid and reported to the appropriate jurisdictions in a timely manner.

  • Builds a strong and effective partnership with Accounting, FP&A and the People Teams to collaborate closely on any special or variable payments including but not limited to commissions, spot bonuses, retention payment, severance, bonuses, reimbursements and stipends.

  • Document payroll processes and procedures with the ability identify gaps and to suggest best practices and improvements.


  • 3 years payroll processing experience, preferably in a large multinational company

  • Proven experience of producing high level accurate reporting

  • Strong knowledge of payroll, including gross-to-net calculation, regional and local pay practices, regulations, and tax regulations

  • Handle sensitive data with integrity, confidentiality, and the utmost discretion

  • Excellent excel skills

  • Operational knowledge of multi-company payrolls

  • Excellent communication and ability to work independently on payroll initiatives

  • Willing to work in a fast growing, challenging environmen

  • Knowledge of ADP payroll software (Workday/Bamboo HR/ADP Streamline/ADP Celergo)

Additional Information

Our Mission is to ensure the integrity of global education and meaningfully improve learning outcomes. 
Our Values underpin everything we do.

  • Customer Centric - We realize our mission to ensure integrity and improve learning outcomes by putting educators and learners at the center of everything we do.
  • Passion for Learning - We seek out teammates that are constantly learning and growing and build a workplace which enables them to do so.
  • Integrity - We believe integrity is the heartbeat of Turnitin. It shapes our products, the way we treat each other, and how we work with our customers and vendors.
  • Action & Ownership - We have a bias toward action and empower teammates to make decisions.
  • One Team - We strive to break down silos, collaborate effectively, and celebrate each other’s successes.
  • Global Mindset - We respect local cultures and embrace diversity. We think globally and act locally to maximize our impact on education.

Seeing Beyond the Job Ad
At Turnitin, we recognize it’s unrealistic for candidates to fulfill 100% of the criteria in a job ad. We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements because we know that skills evolve over time. If you’re willing to learn and evolve alongside us, join our team!
Turnitin, LLC is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

More Information on Turnitin
Turnitin operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Oakland, CA, Austin, TX and Pittsburgh, PA. Turnitin was founded in 1996. It has 650 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 36 open jobs at Turnitin, click here.
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