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European Payroll Specialist - Fluent German Speaking

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Recruiter Name:
Parkside Recruitment
Job Type:
Finance, Payroll Supervisor
£20 per hour
England, Hampshire
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Fantastic opportunity to join a global organisation based in Basingstoke..

Our client is recruiting for a European Payroll Specialist to join their team on a temporary basis for at least 6 months with the possibility of extension.


Responsible for the end to end provision and ratification of an accurate and timely international payroll service for specific European countries. To provide all payroll related statutory reports to all country authorities whilst ensuring 100% SOX compliance across all countries. This will include the provision of an expatriate payroll - ensuring any data requirements to 3rd party providers are complete to ensure all tax implications are considered and mitigated. Supporting finance with month end reconciliation and year-end activities relating to payroll and assisting HR Advisors with complex query resolution relating to payroll. Managing the key relationships between payroll vendors and external council and advisors. Providing specialist payroll advice to HR Service Centre employees where required.


  • Responsible for the accurate and timely provision of an international payroll for specific European countries
  • Ensures all data required to process payroll is provided to the outsourced provider across Europe.
  • Checking, validating and reconciling all payroll data received from the outsourced provider ensuring that any necessary SOX checks are completed.
  • Responsible for the provision of an expatriate payroll
  • Working with the Mobility Specialist to provide relevant data relating to expatriate employees to 3rd party providers for tax purposes and co-ordinating information exchange between 3rd parties (if applicable)
  • Provide payroll data to third party providers (e.g. pensions), answering queries as and when necessary in a service focussed and timely manner.
  • Provide expert payroll advice to HR Service Hubs where required on international payroll activities.
  • Assist Finance with month end balance sheet reconciliations and year-end activities pertaining to payroll.
  • Ensure 100% SOX compliance across all countries.
  • Responsible for supporting the successful completion of any internal or external audits.
  • Accurate generation and provision of all statutory reports to local authorities in a timely manner.
  • Resolve complex queries relating to payroll which have been escalated by the HR Advisors in line with the agreed SLA's, escalate and manage 3rd party resolution where necessary. Escalate to the Service Management team where necessary.
  • Resolution of payroll data queries which arise from the outsourced payroll provider, escalating where appropriate to relevant individual, department or authority.


  • Experience of working in a multi-national payroll position desirable
  • Good knowledge of SOX processes
  • Fluent in English and one other language preferred but not essential
  • Extensive previous experience in end to end processing of European payrolls
  • Parallel run testing experience

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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