(Senior) Payroll Specialist

Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Agency: Mediabrands - Netherlands
Ref#: 8568
Type of Contract: Regular

Our organization is constantly evolving and this also applies for the HR department. The payroll administration section in particular. Due to the departure of a very experienced colleague, we want to strengthen our department. We are looking for a Payroll & HR Administration Manager who can not only increase the knowledge level of our team, but who can also help in our journey to a (even) more automated future as well.

Job Description

Within IPG Mediabrands Netherlands a Payroll & HR Administration Manager is responsible for the overall payroll processing of the organization. Are you an experienced payroll administrator who is looking for a diverse international working environment and has the ambition of managing a team? Are you willing to further contribute to a growing company? Are you a person who drives on challenges and embraces changes? Then this is the position for you!

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Execute and perform checks related to payroll cycles & HR changes;
  • Approve and release payroll administration for further processing;
  • Check, calculate and report declarations such as wage tax and pensions ;
  • Reconcile payroll statements, journal entries (verzamelloonstaat) with general ledger;
  • Analyzing, reconcile data discrepancies between ADP and payroll database (SRS);
  • Ensure the accurate and timely payroll processing in approximately 400+ employees;
  • Reconcile and calculate related provisions. Eg, holiday days, freelancers and ISR (hub);
  • Assist Controlling and Reporting with payroll related requests;
  • Managing & align with management the HC & open positions;
  • Administrative assistance in any payroll or HR team items, eg employee change records;
  • Perform & assist with internal- & external audits;
  • Identify and implement process changes and related applications;
  • Continuously up to date with all HR-related legislative changes.

Who are we looking for? 

  • Bachelors (PDL) degree with knowledge of local income tax (inclusive social security);
  • Minimal 5 years payroll experience within an international company;
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of relevant legislations;
  • ADP or similar payroll tooling experience, inclusive (process) optimization;  
  • Pro-active self-starter and ability to work autonomously;
  • Easily maintain relationships with the various departments;
  • Ensuring accurate reflection of payroll and compliance;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Interface with external payroll service provider;
  • Speaks and writes the Dutch & English language fluently;
  • Easy approachable and open for change;
  • Thorough way of working, with a sense of flexibility.
Mediabrands is the global media holding company that includes all Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG) media companies. The company employs more than 13,000 marketing experts worldwide in more than 130 countries. Diversity and inclusivity are priorities. We advise our clients on how to use media and content in the best possible way to help them achieve their marketing and communication objectives. In the Netherlands, these are full-service media and consultancy firms Initiative and UM, the digital marketing brand Reprise and the full-service social and content marketing agency YUNE.
Specialist labels in the Netherlands are MAGNA (buying and planning), Matterkind (addressable specialists), Orion (trading & capital), Rapport (OOH specialists), Mediabrands Marketing Sciences (data, research and tech specialists) and finally bGenius develops marketing technology. Our offices are located in Amsterdam and Groningen. Mediabrands has 'CHALLENGING' in their DNA. We are a Challengers company. We are not the biggest, but we are here for brands and marketers who want to be surprised, challenged and stimulated so that they don't stand still. In addition, the Mediabrands labels have 'TOGETHER' in their DNA. We are one family, we are one house. We believe in the fact that together we are bigger, more powerful and have more knowledge. We are 'The House of Challengers!'