Laura Summerson

Senior Consultant

Phone number: +31 20 241 73 73

Email: [email protected]

Laura Summerson - Senior Consultant

Laura is a Senior Consultant specialising in placing top talent in the leading HR jobs in the Netherlands.

She joined EMEA Recruitment in November 2023, with over five years of recruitment experience in the creative sector. Keen to challenge herself, Laura wanted to leave her comfort zone and advance her expertise in HR recruitment, tackling a new international market.

As a Senior Consultant, Laura thrives on relationship building and successfully marrying clients and candidates. She understands the importance of finding the right fit for both parties and the weight a career change can hold.

Her approach is personable and inquisitive. Understanding people’s journeys, experiences and ambitions allows Laura to excel in finding the right match.

Laura’s Interests

Laura’s main interest is travelling, especially around Europe. Germany is a popular destination for her and her partner, as they have friends in the country.

She also describes herself as a “foodie” and loves to eat out and cook. Participating in outdoor activities, such as cycling, is another hobby that Laura enjoys.

Her other interests include fashion and socialising with friends.

Laura's Successful Candidates

  • HR Manager
  • International Payroll Specialist
  • HR Business Partner
  • Interim HR Manager
  • Global HR Technology Manager
  • Senior Rewards Specialist
  • Payroll Team Lead

Laura Summerson - Senior Consultant
  • Travelling
  • Food
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Fashion
  • Socialising

Laura Summerson

Senior Consultant

Phone number: +31 20 241 73 73

Email: [email protected]

Laura is a Senior Consultant specialising in placing top talent in the leading HR jobs in the Netherlands.

She joined EMEA Recruitment in November 2023, with over five years of recruitment experience in the creative sector. Keen to challenge herself, Laura wanted to leave her comfort zone and advance her expertise in HR recruitment, tackling a new international market.

As a Senior Consultant, Laura thrives on relationship building and successfully marrying clients and candidates. She understands the importance of finding the right fit for both parties and the weight a career change can hold.

Her approach is personable and inquisitive. Understanding people’s journeys, experiences and ambitions allows Laura to excel in finding the right match.

Laura’s Interests

Laura’s main interest is travelling, especially around Europe. Germany is a popular destination for her and her partner, as they have friends in the country.

She also describes herself as a “foodie” and loves to eat out and cook. Participating in outdoor activities, such as cycling, is another hobby that Laura enjoys.

Her other interests include fashion and socialising with friends.

Laura's Successful Candidates

  • HR Manager
  • International Payroll Specialist
  • HR Business Partner
  • Interim HR Manager
  • Global HR Technology Manager
  • Senior Rewards Specialist
  • Payroll Team Lead
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  • Travelling
  • Food
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Fashion
  • Socialising

Laura Summerson JOBS

€70,000-80,000 + benefits
Posted 4 weeks ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international organisation seeking a Payroll Specialist to join its HR team in Amsterdam.

As part of the HR team within the Payroll unit, you\'ll independently perform the processing of payroll, taxes, time and attendance, reporting and record-keeping for the Netherlands.

You\'ll also coordinate payroll vendors and authorities in France and Germany, with possible expansion to other countries.


This is a great challenge for an established Payroll Specialist and an opportunity to join an aspirational and encouraging organisation.

This role offers hybrid working.

Fluency in Dutch is essential for this position.


Responsibilities of Payroll Specialist:
  • Perform daily payroll department operations
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely
  • Reconcile multi-state payroll before transmission and validate confirmed reports
  • Understand proper taxation of employer-paid benefits
  • Time and attendance processing and interface with payroll
  • Prepare and process all necessary documentation and reporting for yearly 401K, payroll and audits
  • Process workflow items through the HRIS system
 
Experience Required:
  • 5+ years of experience as a Payroll Specialist
  • Great organisational skills and detail-oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated accountability and urgency, facing issues positively and flexibly to deliver
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with Payroll and HRIS systems (Exact HR Salarisgemak & SuccessFactors is preferred)
  • Advanced Microsoft skills
  • Fluent Dutch and English is essential

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Confidential
Posted 6 days ago
EMEA Recruitment is proud to partner with an international business to hire an International Payroll Specialist (German-speaking) to join its dedicated international team.

You will be responsible for payroll in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and keen to advance your skills in other countries as the organisation continues to grow.

You will prepare monthly payroll reports and coordinate the audit of payroll outputs with the support of our external payroll providers. You\'ll also prepare journals and ad-hoc reports whilst ensuring the process of payments in a timely and accurate manner.

Attention to detail, prioritisation skills in a dynamic environment, and a drive for enhancing processes are keys to success in this role.

Responsibilities of International Payroll Specialist:
  • Processing, auditing, and reconciliation of payrolls, assuring their accuracy, compliance, and timelines
  • Managing relationships with various stakeholders and payroll providers with a focus on the accuracy and timely receipt of payroll reports
  • You coordinate payroll approvals & payment instructions
  • You prepare monthly payroll GL journal, accrual reports, and month-end closing reporting activities
  • You ensure compliance with statutory regulations, collective labor agreements, and company policies
  • You attend to payroll-specific queries from employees, support various internal and external audits and provide payroll feedback and data when required to support ongoing HR projects

Experience Required:
  • A minimum of 3+ years of experience working in an international payroll environment
  • Excellent knowledge and experience processing payroll for Germany, Switzerland, and/or Austria, including an understanding of payroll regulations, compliance, and tax laws
  • Worked with an outsourced payroll provider (ADP SPM knowledge is a plus)
  • Experience managing internal and external stakeholders including local payroll providers
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and MS Teams

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation
Up to €52,000
Posted 2 days ago
EMEA Recruitment has exclusively partnered with a growing international organisation seeking a Payroll Specialist. The Payroll Specialist will join a team of HR and payroll professionals based in the Paris office.

You will manage outsourced payroll controls for a large volume of payslips, so experience in a fast-paced working environment is key!


Working with the Payroll Manager and other Payroll experts, you’ll lead the development of the team\'s skills in France and the Netherlands.

This is a great challenge for someone looking to take the next step in their career and be part of an expanding business.

This role is hybrid working with 3 days in the office and 2 days from home.


Responsibilities of Payroll Specialist:
  • Guarantee compliance with methods/procedures to the external service provider
  • Ensuring and managing outsourced payroll controls, managing sick leave and various absences
  • Ensure customer relations by being one of the main contacts for managers
  • Participating in the implementation of effective control tools and measuring the quality and performance of the service provider (indicators/dashboards)
  • Produce social security returns
  • Participate in cross-functional HR and Payroll projects, in particular, the payroll internalisation project
  • Working with the Payroll Manager and the other Payroll Experts, lead the development of the skills of the teams in France and the Netherlands
Experience Required:
  • Minimum of 3 years of industry experience working in international payroll ideally in FMCG
  • You have a good command of office automation tools (Word, Excel, etc.) and ideally SAP payroll and ATM software
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Team spirit and the ability to summarise are essential assets for this role

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.