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Senior EMEA Payroll Specialist - French Speaking Advantageous

 

Senior EMEA Payroll Specialist - French Speaking Advantageous

  • JR-127562
  • Saint Denis
  • Slough
  • Finance
  • Full time
Senior EMEA Payroll Specialist - French Speaking Advantageous

Who we are?

Equinix is the one of the largest growing Data Centre companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide. That’s why we're always looking for creative and forward-thinking people who can help us achieve our goal – global interconnection. With over 190 data centres in over 24 countries spanning across 5 continents, we are home of the Cloud, supporting over 1000 Cloud and IT services companies that are directly engaged in technological innovation and development. We are passionate about further evolving the specific areas of software development, software and network architecture, network operations, and complex cloud and application solutions.

Role Summary

This role will be responsible for the payroll of 3 or 4 countries in our EMEA payroll team. The entire team covers 15 countries which will give the successful candidate a wide base of experience and lots of opportunity to grow.

We are looking for someone has had experience with French payroll so we can develop our expertise here and whilst being a French speaker isn't essential, it would be highly advantageous.

Role responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the end to end payroll process for multiple country payrolls to ensure accurate results and statutory compliance

  • Liaise with external payroll vendor.

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate payment of net salaries, payroll taxes and related benefits.

  • Management of year end processing and other statutory filings as they relate to payroll, payroll taxes and benefits.

  • Management and understanding of the treatment of Equinix Stock programmes: RSU/ESPP deductions gains and withholdings for the countries under your responsibility.

  • Liaise with HR Services, Stock Services, and other business units to obtain monthly updates for payroll in a timely manner.

  • Respond in a timely manner to queries from the payroll vendor, HR Services and employees (via the HR Employee Service Centre.)

  • Maintain SOX payroll compliance through established internal processes.

  • Understand GL reporting as relates to payroll, and secures good working relationships with Finance/ GL teams.

  • Support Time and Attendance system for your countries and resulting inputs to payroll.

  • Update internal payroll procedures manual regularly to reflect changes in process.

  • Support other team members with workload as and when required.

  • Share payroll knowledge to a designated ‘back up’ team member to ensure business continuity in your absence.

  • Embrace change in a fast moving environment.

  • Scope to process further countries as and when required.

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience of payroll processing for multiple countries in medium/large organisations.

  • Highly proficient in interpreting payroll rules and regulations.

  • Excellent Excel skills.

  • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.

  • Fluency in English is essential, and French is desirable.

  • Experience of decision making with complete ownership payroll process.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to support simultaneous business demands and deadlines.

  • Structured/Organised/ approach.

  • Previous experience within a pan-European environment or EMEA team.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience can be gained from any EMEA countries, but an understanding of French payroll would be advantageous.

  • Previous experience of ADP (Streamline or Celergo advantageous.)

  • Previous experience of Time and Attendance systems and feeds to payroll.

  • Previous experience of payroll with integration from an HR System.

  • Previous experience of Workday.

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