Reference Number: JO-2403-531375
Senior Payroll Specialist – 3 Month Contract
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Contract
Location: Switzerland

Our client is looking for a Payroll Specialist to join ASAP on a 3-month contract, with a possibility of extension.

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. You’ll be accountable for responding to queries from the payroll vendor and investigating any anomalies identified through auditing.


·       Ensures 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.

·       Interprets policies and regulation regarding leaves, disability, allowances, one time payments, garnishments etc and works closely with payroll vendors to ensure they are applied through payroll and settled correctly. 

·       Identifies and works 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 reconciliation of payroll data as required. 

·       Reviews payroll policies/ procedures and ensures 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. 

·       Support the Payroll Manager to ensure that it meets its compliance with all federal/state, and regulatory requirements.

·       Other Payroll related activities as directed by the manager


·       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.  

If you’re interested in this position, please send your CV along with your availability to roma.aleinikav@cpl.com

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