Payroll Specialist - Contract
Global Payroll Specialist
Shared Services | Barcelona
You are a skilled payroll specialist, with knowledge and experience in aspects of local payroll. You will be responsible for all Payroll processing and allocated projects for your specific locations. Working closely across multiple key stakeholder groups within Finance, partnering with HR and liaising with individuals at all levels; you will deliver on all payroll related matters and compliance.
Your role includes managing relationships with third party payroll and advisors to ensure the execution of payroll is delivered in an efficient and effective manner.
- You are responsible for payroll compliance, efficiencies & timeliness for your countries.
- To ensure correct accounting via our payroll journals, maintaining accuracy of transactions to ensure high quality outputs are maintained at all times
- Liaise with a number of stakeholders both internally and externally (e.g. Employees, HR teams and our payroll provider ADP), providing excellent customer service, payroll knowledge and meet all required SLAs.
- Acts as the first point of contact for Payroll enquiries and cases for locations responsible for.
- Deliver monthly and annual payroll returns and maintain their accuracy for all employees within remit.
- Support as a resource on project impacting payroll where appropriate.
- Provide support on KPI deliverables of payroll and the team.
- Run recurring or adhoc reports, checking data and formatting appropriately to ensure they are suitable for use by finance colleagues or the business
- Make suggestions to processes, supporting on team projects and working with others to upskill on other SME areas across Payroll.
- Keep up to date on regulation changes for specific supported locations ensure accuracy and service to customers.
- Maintain compliance on reports and data with all local regulations regarding payroll and benefits.
- Recommends innovative approaches, policies and procedures for continual improvements in efficiencies of the department.
- Continue to increase Subject Matter Expertise on your allocated locations, on all payroll and legislative matters, providing expertise support where needed to others.
- Work with the Payroll team and the Global Payroll Operations Manager to provide additional processing/transaction support as required
- Create and submit monthly pensions submissions to the relevant providers in line with agreed SLAs
- Work to a global standardised way across your team, to ensure cross country back up & peer checks are completed, highlighting issues and identifying trends.
Skills to create thrills
- Knowledgeable in Global Payroll Operations, EMEA & US payroll experience is a plus.
- Excellent payroll knowledge (e.g. statutory, legislative) on multiple countries.
- Experienced with Payroll journals and cost analysis.
- Excellent communication skills, both internal & externally.
- Fluent in English, both written and verbal. Other languages are a plus.
- Excellent IT skills – particularly PowerPoint and Excel.
- Have a proactive & positive attitude towards global payroll tasks, process improvements and changes.
- Ability to work well independently and demonstrating initiative with minimal direction.
- Ability to work in a fast- moving, ambitious and matrix organisation.
- High attention to detail, with accuracy as a consistent trademark for all deliverables.
- Experienced with outsourced Payroll including Connectivity. ADP Streamline experience is a pre.
- Experienced working in a project environment and contributing to payroll change projects.
King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.
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