Senior Payroll & Benefits Specialist

18 May 2018
01 Jun 2018
Supreet Sarna
Job Type
Excellent opportunity for a senior payroll specialist to join a leading a medical device company,to be based either in Dublin (IE) or Andover (UK).

The role in short - as Senior EMEA Payroll and Benefits Specialist you are responsible for ensuring accurate, timely and efficient administration of payroll processing for multiple countries within the EMEA region, specifically the UK, Ireland, Germany, Benelux and Italy. You also have the accountability for all benefits processes from onboarding, to changes and termination related benefits processes in these countries.
This role reports to the Head of HR International and the Center of Expertise for HR Operations and Compensation & Benefits, this position will be part of both the HR International team as well as the global Center of Excellence team.

The responsibilities in detail -
*Process assigned monthly payrolls, ensuring all employee data changes are accurate and processed timely
*Review in detail data changes incl. new hires, salary changes, terminations, benefits, and leave of absences
*Conduct audits of data, changes and requests that come in to ensure compliance with company policy and practices
*Escalate issues or concerns to the Global Payroll Manager or other management
*Organize and file payroll records and reports
*Set up and process direct deposits, garnishments, child support orders, tax levies, severances, stop payments, stock, pension and payroll adjustments
*Review and ensure authorization of worked hours by employees and supervisors in eTIME
*Administer Enterprise eTIME (passwords, profiles, PTO), track vacation balances, and update where possible
*Reconciliate any payroll items, such as annual and quarterly reports
*Run interfaces to move payroll and time data from Oracle to payroll system and resolve any errors on the transferred data
*Reports and follows up issues with ADP National Accounts on eTIME, Connection, and ADP GL issues, projects or changes.
*Create custom and ad hoc reports using ADP Reporting
*Promptly respond to inquiries and questions from employees
*Fully understand company benefit plans for proper deductions
*Conduct general employee on and off boarding concerning benefits enrollment and de-rollment in country, incl. contact to benefits providers
*Be the contact person for payroll and benefits related questions
*Implement benefits changes in the respective region

The ideal candidate -
*3 to 6 years' experience processing payroll for multiple countries.
*1 to 3 years of which you have used ADP payroll products.
*It is essential that you understand all local payroll and tax laws for the countries you are dealing with, especially for the UK and Germany.
*You will preferably have a Bachelor's degree in HR, accounting or a relevant related field and be a Certified Payroll Professional or equivalent.
*Experience with Oracle ERP and payroll interfaces a plus. Furthermore, it would be an advantage if you spoke fluent German, Italian or Dutch in addition to English.
*The role requires an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, therefore a high detail orientation, excellent analytical and organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, as well as computer and Excel skills are necessary.
*You should be a pro-active, process-oriented person with the ability to create or recommend improvements to processes, and you should be customer service oriented with a willingness and desire to work in a collaborative team environment.
*You should be disciplined and self-motivated, recognize and act on opportunities, be performance and results driven and take personal accountability - all with a positive can-do attitude!

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