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Senior Payroll Accountant EMEA – German & English

By November 27, 2022 No Comments



Netherlands: Amsterdam
€ 6025 Monthly
English (Fluent)
German (Fluent)
Hiring type:
7 months contract with view to extension
Start date:
Job ref.:
Yasen Yanev
+31 (0)70 311 7822


Our client is an innovative software development company that provides effective workflow solutions for other businesses. Their platform creates great experiences and increases productivity.

They are currently looking for a Senior Payroll Accountant EMEA to join their team in Amsterdam. In this role, you will work closely with the other members of the International Payroll team, and be responsible for the payroll end-to-end processing of several EMEA countries – Switzerland, Germany and The Netherlands.

The Senior Payroll Accountant will also work very closely with other key stakeholders, including the Global Talent team (HRBP, Shared Services, Benefits), the Local Payroll Service Providers, the commission’s team, Internal Auditors and senior management.

Job Profile for Senior Payroll Accountant
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Process payroll for various countries and maintain information such as:
    • Data collection and entry for monthly preparation of payroll for various countries
    • Maintain related payroll records and reports
    • Timely execution of salary, tax, National Insurance, and benefit-related payments
  • Research and resolve issues and work closely with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) or the assigned Local Service Providers
  • Prepare and maintain standard and ad hoc reports, queries and conduct appropriate audits to ensure data integrity, using Workday, SAP, ADP Global Streamline platform and other payroll systems as provided
  • Analyse all variances and comment on all Fluxes as required during the closing process
  • Prepare all Payroll Journals on time and submit them for review and posting
  • Work closely with the team on various projects and be an effective contributor on implementations for system enhancements and implementations
  • Proactively suggest and successfully implement process improvements to increase efficiency and improve quality of work
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and compliant records for internal and external Audit control procedures
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Manager

Candidate Profile for Senior Payroll Accountant

  • Must be fluent in German and English, both written and spoken. Any other additional language will be considered a plus
  • At least 5 years of experience in Payroll Operations and Accounting roles in an international environment
  • Experience with German payroll is a must; exposure to Swiss and Dutch payroll will be considered as a plus
  • Good knowledge of Tax year-end filling and reporting
  • Proficiency in ERP and HR systems, preferably SAP and Workday
  • Experience with payroll system implementations
  • Knowledge of Fidelity Stock application is a plus
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand the big picture
  • Troubleshooting and Analytical and strong time management skills
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to analyse data accurately

What Our Client Offers

  • 25 vacation days annually
  • Pension scheme
  • Opportunity to work remotely
  • Able to join a highly-innovative company
  • Dynamic atmosphere and opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders of various backgrounds/levels
  • Opportunity to work remotely and go to the Amsterdam office once every 2 weeks

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