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Payroll Specialist (12-month contract)

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
17 October, 2022

Job Description

Our client, a fast-growing, global biopharmaceutical research company, is looking for a Payroll Specialist to join on a 12-month contract.


As a Payroll Specialist, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself within the department, as an integral part of the company’s Payroll function and projects.


Payroll Specialist (12-month contract), Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands


Responsibilities of the Payroll Specialist (12-month contract):

  • Taking a key role implementing an automation project for tracking employee queries
  • Upload of monthly payroll process for joiners and leavers
  • Control over business incentive program and tax as they relate to payroll
  • Ensuring all payments made correctly and on time
  • Becoming the initial contact point for all employees on payroll matters
  • Working with 15 different countries/external providers
  • Working extensively with different stakeholders and external providers
  • Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Payroll
  • Overseeing complexities, such as stock options, fleet management and company vehicles


Experience required:

  • Bachelor’s Accounting qualification in Finance/Economics or relevant area
  • Previous experience working within a similar Payroll function
  • Experience in an international company or dealing with multiple countries
  • Strong ability to work cross-functionally and liaise with multiple different stakeholders
  • Accurate, good analytical skills, proficient in Microsoft Office 365 applications, especially Excel
  • Practical attitude, strong communication skills, with a proactive demeanour
  • International experience or excellent cross-cultural awareness 
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and in writing - additional languages would be beneficial