Payroll Specialist - NL (MR-34026080)

Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Salary: competitive
Sectors: Support
Job Type: Contract
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For one of our international partners I am looking for an enthusiastic, process-driven and service-minded Payroll Specialist NL. Do you have experience in running the payroll reports, preparing the journal and making sure payments are made timely & accurately? Then you might be the person I am looking for!

Payroll Specialist NL

Location: Amsterdam

Contract: Full-time / 40hrs

Languages: Dutch and English

Contract: First 12 months via JP Gray

Starting date: Asap

Where will you work?

You will work within an international organisation at their head office in Amsterdam.

What you will be doing as a Payroll Specialist:

In this position you will be part of the Dutch Payroll team, consisting of 3 Payroll Specialist, 1 Senior Payroll Specialist and a Payroll Manager, responsible for preparation and processing payroll in house for nearly 5.500 colleagues/10 entities. As a payroll specialist you ensure the highest standard of payroll services, meaning accurate processing and recording of company's payroll, provide timely and accurate financial information within a global and dynamic environment.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as be a strong contributor within our internal account teams. Interpersonal skills, good communication and the proven ability to work accurately with tight deadlines and a strong focus on results are a must. Our employees are some of the best and brightest, working with them will be both challenging and rewarding. So, if you can do it all with a smile and a great attitude that is a huge plus.

This is a full-time position and you will report to the Regional Manager Payroll NL.

Your role:

  • Be responsible for, and contribute in, the maintenance and preparation of in-house payroll for all functions, including senior management, based in The Netherlands.
  • Initiate, plan, execute and check the payroll process with accurate, timely and consistent results
  • Perform data validations on payroll output/reports and resolve discrepancies within tight deadlines.
  • Understand Dutch taxation and social security calculations of employer paid benefits and compensations
  • Prepare monthly payroll reconciliations, journal and accrual reports;
  • Develop ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed
  • Ensure compliance with statutory regulations, company policies, and Sox requirements;
  • Support Finance teams with month-end close and reporting activities;
  • Support various internal and external audits;
  • Support ongoing People/payroll projects;
  • Manage relationships with various third parties such as tax office, pension provider, debt collector.

Your profile:

  • 3+ years of experience in Dutch Payroll & Dutch legislation, preferably within an international environment;
  • Payroll education (PDL) is required;
  • An advanced level of Excel knowledge is required;
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience with SAP (Workday experience is a plus);
  • Up-to-date knowledge on wage tax, pension, social security and other employment laws/regulations (labour law);
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Excellent time management, organisational skills and ability to multitask;
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and as a team member;
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral in Dutch and English;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced working environment;
  • Ability to take ownership of parts in the payroll processes;
  • Problem solving mindset, positive and constructive attitude.


If you are interested in this role please, apply via the website or contact Natcha Thiangbut via n.thiangbut(a) We always strive to respond to all applications within 5 working days. Sometimes due to the number of responses we cannot. If you have not received a reply we regret to inform that we have continued with other candidates.

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