EMEA Payroll Manager (REQ-844)

HID Global
Galway Europe, Middle East and AfricaIrelandGalway

EMEA Payroll Manager (REQ-844)


Location: Galway, Ireland


Working at HID

HID Global is an innovative fast-paced organisation, with many possibilities to make a difference and add value. HID is recognised for the great care we take with clients and employees alike.

We value diversity and endorse an open-minded collaborative working environment.



EMEA Payroll Manager responsible for ensuring timely, accurate and effective delivery of company’s monthly and fortnightly payroll through 3rd party vendors in an outsourced arrangement. This position, located in Galway city and reporting to the Financial Shared Services Director, will focus on payroll delivery for twenty-six countries in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.


Duties and Responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the end to end process necessary to deliver payroll through in-country service providers including
  • Ensure HR data is provided in a timely accurate manner to the various in-country service providers for the assigned countries
  • Review preliminary payroll calculations from Payroll Vendor and advise of changes, provision of final approval for each payroll
  • Ensure accurate, timely delivery of payroll funds into employee accounts as well as depositing income and social taxes, benefit plan obligations and other deductions as required
  • Ensure timely receipt and uploading of general ledger data as it pertains to payroll, assisting with the account reconciliations for Payroll related GL Accounts.
  • Ensure compliance with all Internal Controls
  • Handle employee inquiries in a timely professional manner in liaison with in country service provider
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate supporting documentation
  • Keep current of regulatory changes impacting payroll services
  • Ensure compliance with country specific benefits
  • Vendor and stakeholder management - Establish effective working relationships with all parties involved in the process and manage to SLAs/terms that have been agreed
  • Process Improvement 
  • Participate in change management activities as necessary, including development and delivery of change communications
  • Advise on the effectiveness of payroll service and recommend changes to processes or contractual obligations
  • Be a key lead on any payroll projects and implementations
  • Reporting - Compile/maintain metrics, participate in selected industry benchmarking initiatives


Education and Experience             

  • Minimum Bachelors degree in business, finance or closely related discipline
  • Payroll experience in a multinational environment is essential
  • Proven knowledge of payroll-related tax/legislative process in a number of European countries
  • Knowledge of Payroll/HR business practices
  • Have a track record in process improvement
  • Team oriented and able to establish strong effective working relationships


Language Skills                   

  • Fluency in English required – additional European languages an advantage


Computer Skills     

  • Experience with ADP products – HRB, Streamline, ADP Reporting.is preferred but not required
  • Experience with Oracle desirable.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, Strong Excel (V Look Ups/Pivot Tables)


Customer Expectations

  • Strong customer service skills and quality focused


Work Environment

  • Employee works primarily in an office environment, within a well ventilated area, and is exposed to moderate noise levels.


Work Requirements

  • Compliance to all relevant HID Global policies and procedures related to Quality, Security, Safety, Business Continuity, and Environmental systems.
  • Travel and fieldwork, including international travel may be required. Therefore, employee must possess, or be able to acquire a valid passport.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Ireland.  


Final Application Date: 28th February 2020

*No 3rd party agency engagement required for this role*

HID Global is an equal opportunities employer 

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things. Every day millions of people in more than 100 countries use our products and services to securely access physical and digital places. Over 2 billion things that need to be identified, verified and tracked are connected through HID Global’s technology. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. We work with governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet—helping them to create trusting and trusted physical and digital environments so that they and the people who use them can fulfil their potential. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com