Our client, a leading financial services company, is looking for an experienced

Payroll & Benefits Specialist

 "Permanent Role"


Main responsibilities:

  • Managing the partially outsourced payroll service. This includes: ensuring timely, accurate and compliant payroll treatment of local and international assignees payrolls, ensuring strict control of the calculations and deductions before signing-off for payment, checking reports provided by the vendor
  • Managing relationships with the various official bodies and auditors (internal and external)
  • Leading projects related to payroll
  • Keeping abreast of both local and expatriate-related regulations evolution and payroll practice
  • Managing the partially outsourced pension services. This involves: managing the legal plan with the provider, overseeing the complex pension services provided by external pension administration providers, custodian banks, actuarial firms, and legal experts; providing appropriate information and support to the pension plans boards and to HR including production of yearly summary of activity; responsible to make investment and disinvestment requests by preparing a cash requirement forecast each month; verifying all data entries, reports and documents produced by the provider and ensure deadlines are strictly met; working with legal and prepare all documents required to answers any questions or requests from the pension authorities.
  • Participating in or leading projects related to pensions. This includes keeping abreast of regulation evolution in terms of pension plans and related benefits and insurances; keeping abreast of local market trends in pension scheme design and provision, working closely with the Foundation board members to ensure our pension plans remain competitive and cost effective; being a point of contact for questions and queries from associates related to pension retirement or social insurances cover.
  • Providing input on benefits related matters and responsible to provide data for ad-hoc surveys.


Other responsibilities:

  • Model appropriate communication, decision making and interaction skills.
  • Represent the company in external meetings to negotiate and/or inform.
  • Communicate with other internal managers and senior managers primarily on operational, technical, and/or project related issues.
  • Ensure the highest level of service efficiently delivered.
  • Ensure established guidelines are followed within HR team.
  • Proactively review HR team processes and work product to identify risk, assure best practices and align with current business needs.
  • Provide guidance on operational issues, technical questions, business processes and management issues.


Required skills:

  • An experienced HR Payroll & Benefits professional (5-6 years) in a multinational environment
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Good command of MS Office
  • Experience in managing an occupational Foundation in addition to a classic provider.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of local payroll and pension plans, including all aspects of the regulatory and legal environments.
  • Understand the high level of confidentiality and privacy requirements of the job and demonstrate appropriate behaviour
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate and develop/maintain working relationships inside and outside the organization to enable effective completion of business objectives
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills with a diverse group of associates and senior business leaders
  • Possess and demonstrate a high level of analytical skills
  • Demonstrate initiative by identifying issues and recommending solutions
  • Demonstrate ability to plan processes and work for a group or team to assure work is completed in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate effective and professional service orientation and builds appropriate rapport with internal and external contacts
  • SAP knowledge and financial services experience would be desirable but not essential.



Date de création : 05.10.2020


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