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EMEA Senior Payroll Specialist

About this role:

Do you have multi-country payroll experience and are looking to take your career to the next level? Join us at a growing global bank renowned for its award-winning culture, where we innovate and evolve together to shape the future of banking.

Our EMEA Wells Fargo payroll team has an exciting opportunity for an experienced EMEA Senior Payroll Specialist. In this full-time, permanent role, you'll handle complex tasks to support payroll preparation and distribution for our operations in France and Germany.

As an EMEA Senior Payroll Specialist, you'll manage vendor relationships and workflows to deliver accurate and timely payroll services to our team members across the region, ensuring compliance with local legal and regulatory standards.

You'll also play a key role in driving ongoing improvement and transformation initiatives. If you're ready to make a significant impact and grow with us, submit your application today.

In this role, you will:

  • Consult on activities requiring specialized expertise related to maintaining complete and accurate records of payroll information.

  • Contribute to providing work direction, coaching, and managing daily schedules.

  • Consult in payroll inquires, records, deductions, and procedures.

  • Improve and update operations by maintaining accurate records of payroll information.

  • Guide resolution of payroll regulatory risks by applying understanding of current and new industry practices.

  • Monitor evolving industry changes and communicating implications to team.

  • Review complex data with legal compliance and the impact it will have on resources.

  • Collaborate and consult with peers, colleagues and managers to resolve issues and achieve goals.

  • Improve customer satisfaction.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience of French and German Payroll and the respective legislations for these country's.

  • Experience in Payroll, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following work experience, training, military experience, education.

  • Ability to multi-task and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong Excel skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Good team working skills with ability to work independently.

  • General financial skills and knowledge, including basic understanding of balance sheet and budgeting.

  • Working knowledge of CloudPay or ADP Streamline Payroll

  • Working knowledge of Workday is preferred.

  • Experience of working through change, ideally implementing interfaces / automation of processes.

  • French and/or German language skills.

Job Expectations:

  • Wells Fargo operates a Hybrid working model combining office and home working. The requirement is a minimum of 3 days in the office.

German and/or French desired.

Posting End Date: 

18 Jul 2024

*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

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