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Manager, Payroll Operations

Location: Utrecht area

Experience: 10+ years

Company: well known US multinational


Job Summary

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Manager is responsible for the accurate, compliant and timely payroll and related necessary legal requirements such as social securities and taxes for 19 European countries. The Manager works closely with the Human Resources, Compensation & Benefits, Operations and Payroll Accounting (GL) departments on all payroll related issues. In addition the Manager is responsible for payroll vendor management and payroll vendor cost control. The Manager provides leadership and strategic direction to a team of on-site and remote payroll supervisors and coordinators (16 FTE).

Tasks and Responsibilities

Provide leadership and management to payroll team, including goal setting, performance assessment, counselling and ongoing training and development
Ensuring the timely, compliant and accurate payment of multi-country payroll processing
Relationship management with payroll vendors and ensure payroll vendor cost control
Liaise with the HR and C&B teams on issues, policy changes, legal and regulatory requirements
Keep up to date with changes in social security and tax requirements and monitor the effect of these changes on the company and inform other departments when necessary.
Manage the expatriate shadow payroll and related processes
Comply with all internal control procedures and SOX requirement and improve (SOX) internal controls and process flowcharts when necessary.
Act as strategic partner, who monitors and anticipates on changes that impact both the payroll and business needs and requirements. Continuous assessment of payroll related process improvement opportunities
Assist in finalizing Pan European Payroll project (transfer to one system and one vendor) by providing assistance on formulating requirements based on current processes, testing the new system and updating manuals
Participate and prepare for internal and external audits

Candidate Profile

Bachelor/ College / HBO level Education in Business related studies
At least 10 years work experience in a managerial payroll position, having gained a high level of functional knowledge, knowledge of international and industry standards
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence internal/external parties. Clear and effective communications skills. Team player with service-oriented attitude
Analytical thinker who understands processes
Fluent spoken and written English. Knowledge of other European languages is a plus
Pro-active, well organized and flexible
Receptive to new ideas
Leadership and mentoring skills
PeopleSoft experience is a plus


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