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Specialist, International Payroll

Requisition Number:  13534
Contract Type:  Permanent

Bucharest, RO

Role Description Summary:

At SES, we cultivate an inclusive and healthy culture and we are here to drive business success. As a company dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, we believe our story should reflect those of the millions we serve. We are committed to increasing the number of employees from underrepresented groups and nurturing an inclusive company culture to create a fair, innovative, and supporting working environment where people can flourish.

Our purpose is to champion people in being outstanding: have an amazing workplace, grow and develop with us, so you can do the extraordinary for our customers. We are passionate about employee experience and focused on employee success.

In this role, you will be responsible for the payroll for various countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia from input, to processing & validation as well as output & reconciliation of various payrolls in your cluster.


Are you…?


  • Quality driven, with an attention to detail in everything you do
  • Reliable, always close payroll on time
  • Business-oriented, accommodate for business needs when required
  • Team player with a constructive attitude and commitment to deliver on time, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently

If you are interested in becoming part of the SES family, click on ‘read full job description’ to find out more.


Extended Job Description:



Primary Responsibilities/Key Result Areas:


  • Collaborate closely with external payroll providers, HC Business Partners, Employee Services and C&B teams as well as global teams in Accounting, Tax, and Treasury to ensure correct salary payments and compliance of the payroll with local legislation and tax regulations
  • Responsible for full and timely payroll process for a dedicated number of payrolls from payroll input to salary, tax, and social security payments and filings to employees, tax authorities, and social security institutions according to local legislation
  • Responsible for proper tax treatment/implementation of payroll changes provided by the C&B and HC team members
  • Responsible for reconciliation and accruals for Finance and ensure compliance with internal audit (4-eyes principle rule) and other relevant legislation and regulations
  • Responsible for monthly payroll bank accounts reconciliation
  • Coordinates and resolves discrepancies and irregularities in pay with appropriate parties
  • Manage the process to request reimbursements towards governmental institutions (e.g. refund & tax schemes)
  • Contributes to payroll vendor management and/or subcontractor management process
  • Assists in payroll-related General Ledger reporting and cost center accounting
  • Handle payroll queries from various stakeholders (e.g. employees, HC colleagues, managers) including but not limited to ad-hoc reporting and the preparation of pro forma calculations for both regular as well as hypo tax/shadow payroll setups
  • Monthly SAP HC module input and update (e.g. alignment & cross-checks with non-SAP driven payrolls)
  • Support projects and annual salary review as required and act as back-up for colleagues
  • Responsible for HC related invoice coding & processing
  • Other duties and special projects as requested by management


Who We Are Looking For (More About You):

In order to achieve the outcomes described above, we believe you will be able to demonstrate some or all of the following:


Preferred Education & Experience (a combination of education and experience will be considered):


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or finance
  • Around 4 years of experience in payroll with a majority in an international payroll environment
  • Experience with local Romanian tax legislation, some experience with international tax legislation is an asset
  • Experience with an international assignment (shadow) pay structures and international tax and social security regulations including but not limited to the Dutch 30% ruling, A1/E101 statements
  • Financial regulatory knowledge: knowledge of financial policies and standards is an asset
  • Practical experience with ADP Streamline and SAP software and interfaces is an asset
  • Fluent in English and Romanian both spoken and written
  • Clear, diplomatic, and effective communication skills
  • Ability to deal with cultural differences
  • Experience with HRIS systems is a plus
  • Computer proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint


What’s in it for you:

  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs (varies by location)
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story


The contents of this job description are subject to change. SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.



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