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EMEA Payroll Specialist- with high level of German

Date: Feb 11, 2021

Location: Madrid, M, ES

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



EMEA Payroll Specialist- with high level of German  


The following position is is open in MadridSpain.


What makes this a great opportunity?

The role is a fantastic opportunity to join Beam Suntory but also to expand valuable experience within a Global Business Service Department in a fast pace enviroment.


EMEA Payroll Specialist will report to and work closely with the EMEA Payroll Manager in partnership with outsourced payroll vendors; providing a dedicated payroll service across the region, including the provision of information to outsourced providers, helping standarization globally. 


In addition to preparing monthly payroll transactions, EMEA Payroll Specialist will be responsible for managing tax and social security liabilities payments, ensuring compliance with local reporting requirements, preparing & posting of the payroll accounting entries & reconciliation of the associated balance sheet accounts, but also participating in different projects where required, being a key part of regional and global standarization.



Role Responsibilities

  • Provide help and support to the EMEA Payroll Manager in the timely and accurate processing of all EMEA payroll
  • Liaise with external payroll vendors across EMEA
  • Preparation of monthly payroll input submissions
  • Assisting with the timely and accurate payment of net salaries, payroll taxes and related benefits
  • Involvement with annual returns and other statutory filings as they relate to payroll, payroll taxes and benefits
  • Preparation of monthly payroll journals including 13th or 14th month payments, vacation calculations, payments on account and severance, and be responsible of payroll balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Liaise with EMEA HR Operations teams to obtain monthly updates to payroll in a timely manner
  • Recording & accrual of EMEA vacation.
  • Payroll Vendor Invoice management
  • Responding in a timely manner to queries from the payroll vendors, as well as our internal stakeholders and employees
  • Help ensure standardization globally.
  • Participate to regional and global projects where required.
  • Create relations with the Finance & HR Directors and any other key stakeholders across multiple locations.
  • Influence Payroll leadership with transformational agendas, fostering change and implementation of best practice.
  • Support internal and external audits as needed and help maintain a solid control environment.



Qualifications & Experience

  • +5 years payroll experience or HR/Accounting experience gained in a multinational environment, preferably US large corporations. Having worked in Big 4, BPO, or SSC will be an advantage
  • Degree and/or Master’s in HR / Law / Labor Relations/ Accounting.
  • Substantial experience resolving complex employee relation issues and leading works councils
  • In depth knowledge of local laws and regulations for any of the large markets in EMEA. 
  • Deep expertise managing expatriate payroll matters (shadow payroll, tax equalizations, salary cross border recharges, etc)
  • Prior hands-on experience on any of general ledger, receivables, payables, inventories, fixed assets, etc., will be considered an advantage.
  • Multicultural, open to deal with diverse stakeholders as well as ability to work well with
  • Any offshore and/or emerging markets prior experience will be a clear advantage.
  • Fluent in English. Other languages, such as German, French & Spanish will be a clear advantage.
  • Strong communication both verbal and written
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and at pace in an ever-changing office environment
  • Problem-solving skills founded on basic data analysis and Payroll, financial & HR modelling. 
  • Strong Team player
  • Mandatory SAP knowledge. Expertise in other Payroll/HR ERP, such Workday, Meta 4, etc will be an advantage.
  • Customer service oriented
  • Business acumen
  • Initiative
  • Influence
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Presentation skills


At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.