Maria is the UK Payroll Director at BDO LLP, the UK’s fifth largest accountancy and advisory firm, providing services to ambitious businesses within the UK and worldwide.

She has provided professional payroll and HR services and solutions to clients for over 28 years in both the private and public sectors, covering all business sectors. She has worked with clients with one member of staff to clients with over 50,000 members of staff, providing solutions to accommodate all of their workforce needs, so has extensive system and payroll service delivery expertise.

Maria leads the UK payroll team within BDO, which consists of over 50 staff members based across four locations in the UK, which include Glasgow, Manchester, Reading and London. Her team provides payroll and HR services to over 1,200 clients, covering all sectors and includes businesses of differing sizes and complexities.

She is passionate about leveraging technology to manage the areas surrounding payroll processing, supporting her clients to implement systems and processes that can improve security and accuracy. Over the past two years she has implemented many new systems platforms and robotics, to ensure the risks associated with payroll and GDPR are kept to the minimum and efficiencies are maximised.

Maria is a CIPP intermediate.