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Payroll Specialist - Zurich - In-house Role - Remote Working

  • Location: Zürich (Kreis 3), Zürich District, Canton of Zurich
  • Salary: €115000 - €130000 per annum + CHF Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Professional Services
  • Contact: Andy Shaw
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 30 July 2021
  • Job Ref: BBBH76631_1624005110

Payroll Specialist - Zurich - In-house Role - Remote Working

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Zurich
Language Skills: English (essential); German (essential); French (desirable)
Salary: CHF 120-130,000.00 (Negotiable) + Bonus + Benefits
Ref No: AS/76631/PS

The Background:

This employer of choice is actively seeking an addition within their European HR Department. Working as the Payroll Specialist, the successful candidate will be responsible for all payroll issues including: processing cross-departmental pay slips, taxes, social security and other wage-related issues. Additionally, you will support the European HR function by providing strategic direction regarding the completion of various standardisation and harmonisation projects.

The Role:

You'll be responsible for the following:

Lead payroll projects regarding the standardisation and harmonisation of payroll processes and procedures

Ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll

Ensure fixed payroll data is accurately and timely transferred to regional payroll platform

Enter variable pay data into Payroll System

Initiate the monthly pay cycles and resolve pay generation issues

Manage expatriate payments for international assignees for assigned countries

Review system generated reports, determine if accurate processing was accomplished, and correct any errors

Participate in internal controls design and testing

Perform Ad Hoc reporting of payroll data

Perform tasks to establish and maintain employee payroll records

Respond to inquiries for the payrolls of assigned countries

Actively participate in payroll related work process improvement initiatives

Document all outside the system work practices and operating guidelines for assigned payrolls

Participate in the development of best practices within the scope of payroll processing

Perform payroll control reconciliations

In collaboration with external provider, stay current on payroll practices and regulations for assigned countries

Develop relationships with provider and Country HR Managers to ensure the smooth flow of payroll related information

Provide effective service to internal customers

Remit payments to tax and social insurance authorities and benefits providers; complete and submit any required regulatory forms

Calculate tax gross ups for special payments

Generate off-cycle payments as required

Fund payroll bank accounts

Providing advice regarding tax and social security law, as well as labor, collective bargaining and works constitution law.

The Person:

The successful candidate will have:

Several years of experience in payroll or payroll accounting

Experience with time management systems would be highly desirable

Experience in payroll administration using SAP would be ideal

In depth knowledge of Swiss tax and social security law concerning withholding tax and cross-border commuters

Experience in expatriate payroll is an advantage.

German and English skills are essential, French is also desirable.


Please forward your CV or call Andy Shaw on +44 (0)754 569 7713 via FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp or Messenger.

JAM Global Mobility is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Should this position not meet what you are looking for, please forward to someone you feel may be interested in this position.

JAM Recruitment is acting as an employment agency with regards to this position.

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