Senior Payroll Specialist - EMEA region

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    Krakow, Poland
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Senior Payroll Specialist Tier 2 model

Our payroll team looks after the payroll needs of all Cisco countries across our EMEA region. Payroll Team manages or directly runs the accurate and timely payments for over 13,000 employees in over 60 countries. This gives professionals in the team a chance to gain significant exposure to the payroll practices in many different countries.

What You'll Do

Responsible for managing payrolls outsourced to local vendors: coordinating payroll processes for several countries in EMEA region.

● Reviewing and controlling Processes and payroll related payments to employees, Tax Authorities and Social Security Office
● Compliance & Employee Support
● Review and approve all payroll related journal entries into the general ledger
● Review and approve  monthly tax returns for wage taxes prepare by the payroll vendor
● Single point of contact for the business partners (i.e. - HR and Finance)
● Financial Analysis and planning: able to calculate impacts of law changes in term of social security, benefits, tax wages

Minimum Qualifications

Requires Bachelor’s degree

At least 4+ years of payroll experience with multi country support

Professional written and verbal communication skills in English (Ukrainian, Russian, Norwegian, Belgian, Swedish, Danish, Finish, Turkish advantageous)
● Intermediate to advanced level Excel skills including the ability to manipulate data accurately and the ability to create meaningful reports
● Experience at turning raw data into meaningful reports for different audiences
● Hands-on experience of data entry and data validation with an ability to carry such tasks out with a high level of discipline and accuracy

● Experience at being part of the payroll improvement projects

● Excellent organizational and time management skills

● Attention to detail

Must possess critical thinking skills and enjoy problem solving
A comfort level with change, the ability to adapt to change and the ability to recover quickly from adversity

Be a self-starter who can prioritize tasks and manage deadlines
● Positive/can do attitude

● Proactiveness and teamwork disposition
● Good judgment and confidentiality

Desired Skills
● Experience with ADP GV (SAP payroll), Workday, Oracle
● Experience in a multinational remuneration environment

● Experience in payrolls for one of the countries in EMEA region: in-house or outsourced model

● Experience in accounting on basic to intermediate level
● Payroll qualifications recognized in the relevant country

● Meets challenging deadlines under pressure and balance multiple priorities

● Partnering skills - with the payroll stakeholders such as HR or Finance
Sense of urgency and ownership; self-motivation to take on new challenges

● Eager to learn new processes and be part of the improvement projects

Stakeholder relationship management

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.