Payroll Manager EMEA Full Time

  • Unity Technologies

We are looking for a strong technical international Payroll Manager covering our EMEA region within Unity – over 600 employees in 7 employing country entities, with 8 payrolls.  The Payroll Manager will be part of the EMEA HR Operations team, and the wider Global HR team, where we pride ourselves in working collaboratively, and we prioritise “making it easy to work at Unity”.  You will be a superb team player with a high level of customer service and integrity at your core.

This role will manage and implement all payroll activities within our EMEA region, working closely with our internal stakeholders (our employees, HR, Finance, IT) and external stakeholders (payroll service providers, benefit brokers, government agencies etc), to ensure that all our employees are paid accurately and on time every month.

What’s in it for you

  • Full ownership of the payroll process for our European operations
  • Work with our HRIS team to ensure our HR system (Workday) provides the right information in the best way for monthly payroll integration and reporting
  • Drive forwards and spearhead the automation of processes where possible
  • Review, analyse and improve the current payroll process, benefits (related to payroll) and tax procedures
  • Ensure full compliance with each countries regulations
  • Ensure a fully documented payroll process for each payroll, in granular detail including onboarding, termination, merit (salary review), changes processes
  • Ensure that HR data is delivered in a timely manner to our payroll service provider for 7 countries with a high degree of accuracy
  • Manage the relationship with our payroll service provider, including the payroll timetable
  • Full and thorough QA and auditing of draft payroll reports from Payroll provider
  • Responsible for presenting draft payroll files to HR Operations Manager and Finance Director for approval on monthly basis, including highlighting key variations and enabling spot checks of data
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders, including partnering with our finance team for reconciliation of payroll related accounts
  • Responsible for maintaining secure and accurate filing of payroll reports for audit purpose
  • Establish and monitor key payroll SLAs, including query response rate, error rate, payslip delivery etc.
  • Manage all employee payroll queries and communication, including the EMEA payroll inbox and Slack channels
  • Ensure timely settlement of withholdings with local tax authorities

What does it take

  • 5-7 years of experience working with outsourced payroll
  • Multi-country payroll experience, including Denmark, Finland and UK at a minimum – Sweden, France, Lithuania, Germany as a bonus
  • Working knowledge of the employment landscape in the countries mentioned above
  • Experience of HRIS and it’s integration with payroll, ideally Workday
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, finance or related discipline
  • General knowledge of Payroll laws and regulations
  • High level of attention to detail proven ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Experience setting up new country payrolls (nice to have)
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment in a geographically dispersed team
  • Having a sense of immediacy in attitude, initiative and capability
  • Being able to anticipate situations before they arise
  • Experience with reporting requirements for stock options & RSU transactions
  • Strong Excel and Google Sheet skills
  • Fluent English is essential
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