International Payroll Advisor

Job id:  34243
Job location: 

Lisbon, PT

Colt is the New Standard in high bandwidth network and voice services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. With a global reach but a deep local presence, Colt is big enough to deliver and small enough to care.

Function: Payroll

Reporting: Director Global Payroll

Location: EMEA


Role purpose

As an International Payroll Advisor you’ll have the pivotal role to ensure the accurate delivery of payrolls in the EMEA region. You will become a subject matter expert for assigned payrolls, contributing to the development and implementation of consistent and standard processes. Collaborating closely and reporting into the Global Payroll Director your mission is key in maintaining payroll accuracy and compliance across a global scale.


Key accountabilities

  • Be the subject matter expert on the assigned payrolls in EMEA region
  • Process and communicate all payroll updates and changes with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail of manual payroll input
  • Have a good understanding on local labor laws impacting payroll
  • Ensure that data is received in line with established payroll formats and deadlines
  • Be primary point of contact for employee queries in relation to designated payrolls
  • Process payroll funding in each location – salaries and 3rd party payments in collaboration with the Treasury Team
  • Handle payroll closing activities and mantaining a detailed process documentation with the help of Global Payroll Lead for all EMEA payrolls
  • Interact with the global payroll provider and sub-contractors if applicable
  • Audit the payroll calculations and payroll output reports (G2N, Variance Report, payslips, payment files, etc). Identify, investigate and resolve discrepancies in payroll records
  • Identify improvements, opportunities for process automation and implement any resultant changes
  • Provide advice on best practices on routine as well as complex payroll transactions while ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and internal policies.
  • Conduct regular checks to ensure the integrity of the payroll database, updating data as necessary and ensuring that the payroll database is working correctly
  • Assist & co-operate in any internal or external audits / projects


Relationships and key contacts

  • Payroll vendors and other 3rd parties
  • Country HR Teams and Global HR Service Centre
  • Local & Global Finance
  • Group Internal Audit
  • Treasury
  • HRIS Team / IT
  • Legal
  • Tax


Role specific requirements

Skills & Experience

  • At least 4-5 years of experience working in international payroll
  • Recent operational payroll experience within EMEA
  • Processed international payrolls and worked with global payroll providers
  • Strong payroll systems experience
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially MS Excel
  • Highly organised and able to effectively multi-task and prioritise workload
  • CIPP (advantageous) or similar
  • BA Diploma
  • High level of customer focus being a self-starter and proactive
  • Analytically minded with a high level of accuracy and attention


What we offer

Colt is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location. The company supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has signed Diversity Charter.

In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:

  • Hybrid set up
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Standard working hours
  • Benefit package that includes life insurance, private health insurance and pension plan. In addition flexible benefits scheme
  • Lunch vouchers or childcare vouchers
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring
  • International environment with employees from more than 35 different nationalities

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