Payroll Specialist EMEA

Job Overview
  • Responsible for all the multi-country payroll activities in the company, ensuring data is timely and accurately provided to the outsourced vendor
  • The Company's EMEA payroll specialist objectives are to ensure the vendor makes accurate and timely payments to all employees, makes payroll deductions for taxes, statutory payments, benefits, and other items to respective parties
  • Responsible for performing a standard set of internal controls over EMEAI region payroll processes to ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial data related to the payroll function, the protection of company assets, and the privacy of employee data
  • This position is also responsible for making certain the company is in compliance with all current and future payroll laws and regulations for each country within the region
  • Perform the day to day payroll processing activities
  • Processing of the payroll data in accordance with the prescribed timetables
  • Ensure the vendors make accurate and timely preparation of earnings statements and payment of wages for the employees in the countries assigned
  • Follow payroll-related compliance and controls
  • Resolve level payroll problems and investigate any discrepancy
  • Respond to all internal and external inquiries on payroll related issues, social insurance, and taxation
  • Identify and present solutions for continuous process improvement and take training, workshops and knowledge sessions quarterly, at a minimum
  • Build and foster "customer" relationships with key business partners, both internal and external
  • Responsible for payroll audits, internal and external agencies in collaboration with correct stakeholder
  • Responsible to bring to the immediate attention of the Senior Manager, APAC any identified payroll or compliance issues
  • Identify and execute payroll process improvements
  • Document and maintain payroll procedures manual
  • Provide support to the regional manager, EMEAI payroll and project team during the payroll and time and attendance transition/implementation, such as data collection, review, testing, go-live
  • Able to partner, collaborate and support all key stakeholders, customer, local and Global Payroll Team
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance, business administration, human resources or relevant work experience
  • Several years of multi-country related experience with knowledge of all aspects of payroll processes and related systems, including garnishments, benefits, taxes, social security, local legislations, time and attendance collection preferred
  • Teamwork and collaboration oriented with a commitment to excellence
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change and re-engineer processes
  • Organised, self motivated, detail oriented, and able to shift priorities
  • Capability to synthesise and analyse information quickly and make informed decisions
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Advance english, written and verbal
  • A demonstrated understanding of all aspects of multi-country payroll processes and related systems; including, but not limited to, benefits, taxes, social security and time and attendance collection
  • The ability to review regulatory publications, understand technical terminology and easily determine the effect pending and/or newly enacted legislation will have on current department procedures
  • CPA, BF or comparable
  • Payroll certifications preferred
  • Ideally educated to a-level or hold NVQ in business, finance or admin
  • Project management or system implementation experience
Job Detail
  • ExperienceSee requirements
  • QualificationsBachelor's degree in accounting/finance or business administration, human resources or relevant work experience
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