Senior Payroll Specialist

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  1. Contract
  2. English
  3. Associate
  4. Human Resources & Talent
  5. Zurich, Bern
  6. Healthcare & Life Sciences


Payroll, HR, Accounting, Audit, Payroll Specialist

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On behalf of our client, an international Biotechnology company based in Switzerland, Swisslinx is looking for a Senior Payroll Specialist. The position works closely with Payroll Vendors to support processing of payroll, providing all appropriate payroll input, ensuring integrations are delivered and validating data before it is transferred to the vendor. Accountable for responding to queries from the payroll vendor and investigating any anomalies identified through auditing. Will work closely with the Global Payroll Process Lead to help identify process improvements related to their payrolls, document requirements and support payroll testing.

- Start date: As soon as possible
- Duration: 6 months
- Extension: possible
- Workload: 100%
- Hybrid work model (2 days on site in Bern or Zurich), 3 days remote

Your mission:

- Ensure payrolls are processed accurately, on time and in accordance with all federal, state, local and regulatory requirements.
First point of contact for all payroll related matters, responds to complex employee payroll queries escalated from the Service Centre.
- Interpret policies and regulation regarding leaves, disability, allowances, one time payments, garnishments etc and work closely with payroll vendors to ensure they are applied through payroll and settled correctly.
- Identify and work with the Global Payroll Process Lead to implement process improvement within assigned payrolls.
- Working with the Global Compliance & Audit Lead provide support to any internal/external audit processes as required.
- Ensure any regular finance, compliance and audit reporting is delivered as per agreed timescales.
- Assist with audits and reconcilliations of payroll data as required.
- Review payroll policies/ procedures and ensure that the payroll calendars and processing schedules are consistent with organizational policies.
- Work with the Global Payroll Process Lead to define Payroll requirements related to payroll projects or enhancements. Perform User Acceptance Testing and document results, ensure user guides are updated appropriately.

Your profile:

- Bachelors in HR/Accounting degree or Diploma in payroll is preferred
- 6-8 years of experience in Payroll with processing end to end payroll for multiple countries with more than 1500 employees total.
- Exposure to taxation, audit and compliance would be a plus.
- Strong payroll management, stakeholder management and communication skills.
- Effective leadership and engagement. High level analytical and problem solving capability.
- Strong process management and business process analysis competencies and demonstrated ability to support complex HR/Payroll models.

For further information or to apply please do not hesitate to contact Alina Peeva, Senior Recruiter:

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