Payroll Specialist

Job Description:

Payroll Specialist will support the structure of the Payroll & Benefit Admin function and the way Payroll services are delivered. Furthermore, they will play an important role in providing significant value to the entire sub-region’s organization by ensuring state-of-the-art Payroll & Benefits processing, operations excellence, regulatory compliance, while acting as a liaison to multiple internal stakeholders.

Payroll Specialist reports to the Payroll Lead MER/EEMEA, joining a team of peers based regionally. The main office will be located in Turkey (location can be flexible however, within the region).

Payroll Specialist is responsible for:

  • Timely conducts processing of the payrolls for all Turkey & Egypt entities
  • Monitors the output of standard personnel and salary changes (with input from HR Support Centre)
  • Assesses the personnel and salary changes provided for accuracy and workability in terms of collective bargaining, law and regulations
  • Is aware of developments in the field and advises on changes in collective agreements and legislation and regulations (social security, tax and tax legislation) and supports in the implementation of new regulations
  • Conducts processing the payroll tax return, the connections, tax returns and payments. Also controls on taxes and social security contributions and the connection with the financial administration
  • Makes all payroll controls for SOX and other audits
  • Conducts expats and commuters processing, consultation on international remuneration with Consultancy & Global Mobility
  • Conducts bank payments
  • Benefit administration for all Payroll-related benefits within the markets
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of payroll policies, procedures and internal controls
  • Respond to all internal and external inquiries on payroll related issues, social insurance and taxation
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close, including the account reconciliations of payroll related balances
  • Prepare periodic metrics reports regarding issues such as department efficiency and volumes; as well as contribute to the development of a Payroll dashboard
  • Contribute toward process improvement efforts to standardize Payroll & Benefit Admin processes across sites, leverage best practices, and reduce complexity
  • Collaborate closely with all relevant parties, i.e. EMEA HR Service Delivery organization, HRBPs and HR Centers of Excellence, etc.
  • Payroll system documentation, process optimization and continuous improvement
  • Participation in projects and working groups

Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business or Accounting or another relevant Payroll qualification; in lieu of a degree, the equivalent in experience and evident of exceptional ability
  • At least 3 years of experience in a complex multinational business environment, with focus on Payroll & Benefits for multiple entities. Experience in HR a plus
  • Experience in Service Delivery (HR or Finance) a plus, including SLA management, customer management and issue escalation
  • Experience in international remuneration
  • Knowledge of all aspects in Payroll – including equity based compensation, Expats, Commuters and Employee Share Purchase plans
  • Familiar with the latest developments in Payroll, Law, Social Security, Tax, etc.
  • Experience with payroll processing with outsourced provider models (EY, SDWorx, ADP, etc.)
  • Demonstrated technical expertise on the automated systems and processes in designated areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with business and support teams within country and region
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, to balance and prioritize work
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, strong personal integrity
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate relevant information to all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work in (international) teams and collaborate / partner effectively at all levels across the organization
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), other European languages a plus


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