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ACTIVPAYROLL APPOINTS STEPHSMITH THE GLOBAL payroll and tax compliance specialist, activpayroll – which is headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, is expanding its global mobility team by appointing Steph Smith as global tax manager. With a background in law, Steph has developed a wide knowledge of key issues and concerns that companies with a global footprint have, whilst working in global mobility for a large

KATIE SHARPE APPOINTEDAS SENIORMANAGER - PAYROLL IN OCTOBER 2018, Katie was appointed as senior manager of the payroll team at Saffery Champness LLP. Her team comprises: one manager, two assistant managers, four seniors, two semi-seniors and two administrators, processing a total of 465 payrolls. Katie had joined Saffery’s in May 2017 as an assistant manager and was promoted to manager in April 2018. Jane Hill, partner at Saffery Champness said, “Katie has been with the firm for eighteen months now and in that time has reinvigorated the payroll team with her drive, enthusiasm and passion for all things payroll. “She has recently obtained a thoroughly deserved promotion to senior manager as a result of the positive impact she has had on the team and the office generally. She has a great future ahead of her.” At Saffery Champness, Katie has introduced several new systems and processes to streamline and modernise the approach to payroll. This has enabled more time to concentrate on providing expert payroll advice to clients, train each of the team members and produce unique templates for each client to save them time. The highlight of Katie’s career so far has to be finding out that not only had Saffery Champness had been shortlisted for the CIPP’s Payroll Service Provider of the Year Award 2018 but also that she had been shortlisted for CIPP’s Payroll Manager of the Year Award too.

professional services company. Steph has a wealth of experience in public speaking and debating, bringing something a little different to activpayroll’s wide-ranging skill-set. Steph will be based in the firm’s Edinburgh office where activpayroll’s Global Mobility Division is headquartered and is responsible, together with the Aberdeen team, for delivering the entire global mobility solution to individuals and their employers. The Edinburgh team relocated to larger premises last year, providing continued growth which has resulted in significant recruitment in both the global payroll and global mobility divisions. Steph comments: “Being able to solve a complex global mobility issue to make our customers compliant and put in place a process which they feel comfortable with going forward is a great feeling. “What appealed to me about joining activpayroll after working in other professional services firms was that we could offer a ‘one-stop shop’ for all our customers’ payroll and global mobility requirements, with the payroll and global mobility teams working closely together to provide a seamless service.” Graham McKechnie, global tax director of activpayroll, said: “Steph is a great addition to the team and brings with her a lot of experience in the global mobility arena that will benefit our customers greatly.” ANDBRIEFLY… ● Sandra Donnelly MCIPPdip has started a new position in Payroll at Morgan Stanley ● Angela Cammock MSc FCIPP has started a new position as group payroll and benefits manager at Gi Group ● Chris Deacon has started a new position as UK Country Lead at Keypay Cloud Payroll ● Collette Tierney MSc FCIPP has started a new position as director at 3 Bears Global Payroll Solutions Ltd.

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