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Job description

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.

Role title:

International Payroll Advisor

Colt Level:




Reports to:

Eva Tepliczky



Role purpose

To deliver accurate payrolls for EMEA payrolls and be the subject matter expert on assigned payrolls. To support the Global Payroll Lead in stabilisation of as is processes and to create consistent and standard processes in this region.

Key accountabilities
  • To 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
  • Ensure that data is received in line with established payroll formats and deadlines
  • To be primary point of contact for employee queries in relation to designated payrolls
  • Be responsible for payroll funding in each location - salaries and 3rd party payments
  • Handle payroll closing activities
  • Identify, investigate and resolve discrepancies in payroll records
  • Establish process documentation with the help of Global Payroll Lead for all EMEA payrolls
  • Interact with the global payroll provider and sub-contractors if applicable (vendor management) and audit the payroll calculations and payroll reports
  • Take a lead role in projects to develop the payroll processes and database, identifying improvements and implementing 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
  • Support the Global Payroll Lead in designing consistent and streamlined processes in EMEA and other regions

Relationships and key contacts
  • Suppliers
  • HRIS
  • Local & Global Finance
  • Group Internal Audit
  • Treasury
  • Global HR team
  • Legal
  • Tax

Role specific requirements

Skills & Experience
  • 3+ years of experience working in payroll business
  • Recent operational payroll experience within EMEA
  • Expatriate payroll knowledge
  • 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)

  • High level of customer focus
  • Analytically minded
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-starter

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:

  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to making Colt an inclusive and supportive workplace

Learn more about Colt

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