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Payroll Specialist (French Speaking)

Employer
Claire's
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Purpose of Role

The primary responsibility of the Payroll Specialist - (France, Luxembourg & Belgium) is to deliver quality and accurate payroll to our employees in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Working with our external outsourced payroll provider ensuring compliance and service level agreements are met.

Main Responsibilities
  • Ensure monthly payroll is processed accurately and on time in accordance with agreements in place with external payroll provider.
  • Ensure all statutory deductions are made on time and all third party payments.
  • Ensure all end of year reporting is completed.
  • Responsible for internal compliance and regulatory controls relating to payroll processes.
  • Ensure monthly journals are posted on time.
  • Provide accurate payroll reports to the Finance team, issued by external payroll provider.
  • Work with EU Payroll Manager to continuously improve and streamline payroll processes.
  • Manage the relationship and compliance with Service Level Agreements and KPI's for our external outsourced payroll activities.
  • Provide advice and support on all payroll related matters, including legislative changes relating to payroll and taxes and ensure any changes are implemented with our external payroll provider.
  • Enhance monthly reporting and payroll information for the wider business, including development of a monthly HR dashboard to inform HR & Reward, Finance and field leadership teams of key performance indicators.
  • Conducting month end and year end payroll processing, including review to ensure that all payroll reconciliations are completed promptly and that unreconciled/unallocated items are investigated and resolved.


Education and/or Certifications
  • Good level of general education including Math's and English
  • Payroll specific qualification is desirable
  • French speaking (native)


Essential Criteria

Experience:
  • A solid and significant payroll background, evidenced by a proven track record in a similar role with an excellent knowledge of Country payroll legislation and current best practice
  • Experience of managing change initiatives.

Knowledge:
  • Good working knowledge of payroll processes and policies and their application.
  • Fully competent in Microsoft Office & Excel

Skills / Abilities:
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Solid analytical skills and demonstrated ability to solve problems quickly and creatively.
  • Ability to communicate (both verbally & written) effectively with people of all job levels.
  • Exceptional planning, prioritisation and organisational skills.
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