EMEA PAYROLL SPECIALIST
The EMEA Payroll Specialist is responsible for supporting the payroll processes for German payroll entities but will also work with the wider EMEA payroll team. The role will be based in London reporting to the interim EMEA Payroll Manager. Key tasks include preparing and validating regular payroll data, holiday and benefit calculation and other payroll employment related payments such as bonuses, commission and RSU. The person responsible will need to ensure accurate data is maintained within the payroll systems by partnering with the T&C (HR) operations team and outsourced payroll provider. The EMEA Payroll Specialist will also need to provide company mandatory support for taxes at year end and handling of services not provided by the existing payroll vendor.
Prepare monthly data input for all assigned payrolls in coordination Payroll Processing Schedule requirements.
Prepare compensation elements, holiday accrual and other benefit calculations monthly.
Accurately prepare payroll in line with all monthly cut-off dates.
Maintain payroll processes in line with current GDPR and Sarbanes Oxley requirements
Accurately maintain all pension and third-party payroll requirements (Safeguard) for the German and wider EMEA operations
Prepare EMEA payroll review documents for payroll approvers.
Partnership and continuous communication with HR to ensure all payroll activities are executed accordingly & employee query management through Zendesk.
Assist with all yearly EMEA Payroll legislative submissions outside the monthly payroll cycles.
Manage shared drive and record EMEA payroll reports in line with approved SOX controls.
Provide project related data entry for parallel Employee Upload Templates (EUT) inputs for each legal entity. Review elements and mapping table for each country entity.
Supporting the wider EMEA Payroll Team with administrative project related tasks for future and current payroll implementation activities
General assistance with project work and administrative tasks, as and when required.
Provide assistance when required with the related teams in project implementation tasks – payroll provider change management, WD Sandbox testing with T&C applications, system maintenance, etc.
Minimum of 3 years' experience
Fundamental expertise on German social security is mandatory
An exceptional eye for detail as well as a proactive and methodical approach to payroll operations.
Ability to adapt to change and to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Experience with payroll software, like Safeguard, Global Unity & HRIS systems is desirable but not necessary.
Knowledge of basic local payroll legislation requirements.
Knowledge of payroll confidentiality & entry level GDPR requirements.
Time management skills.
Numeracy & intermediate excel skills.
Ability to work under pressure
Excellent interpersonal skills and team player
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