Senior European Payroll Manager (M/F)

Porto | Portugal | Human Resources

adidas Global Business Services in Porto delivers high quality services in the areas of Finance, Accounting and Human Resources for adidas companies located in Europe and Americas.

However, our success journey continues and we will now integrate several additional Teams in Porto. We are creators in our fields, thinking strategically about how digital tools can make reporting more transparent and targets more controllable. If you see yourself as a coach, playmaker, planner and problem solver, we invite you to be a part of our team.

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Responsible for the European payroll on a Shared Services Center Environment. The role will also lead the exploration of opportunities to achieve efficiencies, including system capabilities, and assist with Corporate led payroll projects as you will be responsible for line managing European payroll, including Germany and the Netherland payrolls.What are we looking for?

  • Strong international payroll knowledge with responsibility for multiple countries in Europe, including Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Knowledge of withholding tax, related tax filings, tax policy, and employment regulations as they relate to reporting, in countries where this business operates.
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles, the ability to understand the impact of payroll activity on financial statements, and the ability to partner with the Finance team to resolve issues as they arise.
  • Good up to date knowledge and understanding of in region benefits legislation.
  • Advanced Excel skills to be able to create and apply relevant principals to support required payroll reporting.
  • Understanding of the requirements of GDPR when handling data.
  • Payroll project management experience, for example, post-acquisition standardization, payroll vendor changes.
  • Experience of working on a Shared Center Services environment would be a significant advantage.
  • Experience of working for a multinational would be a significant advantage.
  • Experience of line management of an international team would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working with other Payroll regions such as LAM and NAM would be an advantage.
  • Excellent attention to detail to ensure accuracy of Payroll payments.
  • Organized and ability to manage multiple deadlines.
  • Experience with any internal and external audits and examinations, including internal audit, SOX, tax audits, etc.
  • Partner with external stakeholders HR, HRS, Accounting, Treasury (external to Payroll department)
  • Partner with internal stakeholders Compliance, Controllership, Vendor Management, Operational Excellence
  • Strong client service mentality; ability to develop strong working relationships.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • From time to time, there will be a requirement to travel across the region, specifically when projects are identified. This would be the exception rather than the norm, so requiring a level of flexibility.
  • Excellent attention to detail to ensure accuracy of Payroll payments at all times.
  • Organized and methodical working style with the ability to manage multiple deadlines.
  • Strong client service mentality; ability to develop strong working relationships.
  • Ability to grow knowledge to support the business in taking on further payrolls as the business grows across Europe.
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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior European Payroll Manager (M/F)
Team Human Resources
Brand adidas
City Porto
Location Portugal
Number 200298
Position Type Full time
Date Aug-23, 2019
Relocation yes

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