Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place. How you?ll make an impact The Payroll Specialist - EMEA is part of the CFO Team, which undertakes the finance function for all of Xero?s worldwide operations. The Pay Team is a global shared service within our wider CFO Team, responsible for all payroll matters across the Xero Group. The Payroll Specialist - EMEA will be part of the team responsible for the efficient and accurate processing of payroll for the employees based in EMEA You will work closely with the Payroll Manager - UK & EMEA, People Experience (PX), Finance and third party payroll providers in managing these payrolls. Please note, this role is part time of 3-4 days a week. With the flexibility to do more nearer to month end. What you?ll do Managing payroll for the employees based in EMEA, including Denmark, Norway, Germany and Sweden. Working with the Payroll Manager and payroll provider in preparing and reviewing payroll submissions including company specific payroll returns, tax returns, online filings with tax authorities, pension, health and other benefit contribution and reporting, ensuring all requirements are met within required timeframes Liaising with third party payroll providers to build good relationships and to provide accurate processing of outsourced payroll data Administering holiday/maternity/paternity/sickness reporting and reimbursements Administering pension, health and other benefit contributions, including monitoring pension calculation, caps and maintaining salary sacrifice arrangements Administering payroll services in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and in line with the legislative, departmental and auditing requirements Identifying and resolving day to day payroll issues, escalating any significant risks and issues in a timely manner Assisting with the monthly balancing and reconciliation of the payroll control accounts, including accurate and timely payment of all payroll liabilities, in line with relevant legislation Preparing and processing of Employment Termination Payments Manage and complete year-end reporting and statistics as required Processing payroll related payments on time Maintaining accurate records and follow procedures with respect to the proper filing of hard and soft copy information Working with People Experience (PX) to maintain the integrity of employee data in the HRIS (Workday/Bamboo) Responding to staff queries and promoting a strong customer focus with ongoing emphasis on quality of service delivery Supporting the Payroll Manager - EMEA in identifying opportunities for continuous improvement in processes, and recommend solutions to improve the value delivered to customers and stakeholders Ad-hoc project work as required What you?ll bring with you Strong knowledge and 5 years payroll processing experience gained through running payroll in Denmark and other Nordic/European countries Accounting degree or similar would be advantageous Payroll experience in global payroll would be an advantage Strong knowledge of the Danish tax and holiday system (knowledge of other Nordic countries would be an advantage) Familiar with the maternity/paternity/ sickness reimbursements and reporting process in Denmark Fluent in Danish and English Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy essential Advanced technical knowledge on some areas of payroll, independent and self reliant to come up with judgements and recommendations Why Xero? At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package with benefits that support a range of lifestyle choices and requirements and the opportunity to participate in Xero?s success through our Long Term Incentive scheme. Xero has rapidly expanding offices in London, Milton Keynes and Manchester and our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development. Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we?re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident committed. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you?ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life. Why Xero? Offering very generous paid leave to use however you?d like (plus statutory holidays!), dedicated paid leave to care for your physical and mental wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program to access mental health care for you and your family, private medical insurance, gym passes, employee resource groups, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices, flexible working, and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you?ll do the best work of your life at Xero. We are proud to have been recognised for UK?s Best Workplaces? for Women 2022, UK?s Best Workplaces? in Tech 2022, and named one of the UK?s Best Workplaces? 2022 (Great Place To Work). We pride ourselves in understanding our employees? experiences, ensuring we hone in on particular focus areas including equity, representation, fairness and promotion of shared parental leave, whilst actively promoting women in the workplace. At Xero we embrace diversity and inclusion and value a #challenge mindset. Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience . If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn?t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.
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