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Senior EMEA Payroll Specialist with French



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join our dynamic team as an EMEA Payroll Specialist in Madrid or Romania, and be at the heart of Morningstar's international payroll operations


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Bucharest, Romania - Hybrid

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In-person- Bucharest Romania,Madrid Spain

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary:
Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an array of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and private market investors to help them make better investment decisions. As an EMEA Payroll Specialist at Morningstar, you'll be part of a team that values accuracy, collaboration, and innovation in providing payroll services across 17 diverse countries.

  • Role Summary:
    • Prepare and validate payroll data.
    • Calculate holiday, benefits, and employment-related payments.
    • Ensure data accuracy in payroll systems in collaboration with HR and external providers.
    • Support company tax obligations and services beyond the current payroll vendor's scope.
  • Role Requirements:
    • 3+ years of payroll experience.
    • Fluency in English and French; knowledge of Romanian social security.
    • Attention to detail and a methodical approach to payroll.
    • Adaptability and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Experience with payroll software like Immedis or ADP, and HRIS systems like Workday.
    • Understanding of local payroll legislation, payroll confidentiality, and GDPR basics.
    • Strong numerical and intermediate Excel skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Openness to office work 3 days/week.

About the role: The EMEA Payroll Specialist is responsible for supporting the payroll processes for Morningstar’s 17 countries payroll working on a cell concept structure. The role will be based in Madrid or Romania reporting to the EMEA Payroll Manager in Madrid. Key tasks include preparing and validating regular payroll data, holiday and benefit calculation, and other payroll employment-related payments such as bonuses, commission, and RSU. The person responsible will need to ensure accurate data is maintained within the payroll systems by partnering with the P&C (HR) operations team, also based in Romania and Madrid, and outsourced payroll provider. The EMEA Payroll Specialist will also need to provide company mandatory support for taxes at year-end and handling of services not provided by the existing payroll vendor.

Job responsibilities: Prepare monthly data input for all assigned payrolls in coordination with Morningstar’s payroll processing requirements. Prepare compensation elements, holiday accrual, and other benefit calculations monthly. Accurately prepare payroll in line with all monthly cut-off dates. Maintain payroll processes in line with current GDPR and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements Accurately maintain all pension and third-party payroll requirements across the EMEA region Prepare EMEA payroll review documents for payroll approvers. Partnership and continuous communication with T&C to ensure all payroll activities are executed accordingly & employee query management through Zendesk, and Service Now. Assist with all yearly EMEA Payroll legislative submissions outside the monthly payroll cycles. Manage shared drive and record EMEA payroll reports in line with approved SOX controls. Provide project-related data entry for parallel Employee Upload Templates (EUT) inputs for each legal entity. Review elements and mapping table for each country entity. Supporting the wider EMEA Payroll Team with administrative project-related tasks for future and current payroll implementation activities General assistance with project work and administrative tasks, as and when required. Assist when required with the related teams in project implementation tasks - payroll provider change management, Workday sandbox testing with P&C applications, system maintenance, etc.

Qualifications: Minimum of 3 years experience and fluent in English and French. Fundamental expertise on Romanian social security is mandatory An exceptional eye for detail as well as a proactive and methodical approach to payroll operations. Ability to adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Experience with payroll software, like Immedis, ADP is desirable but not necessary. Experience with Workday has an HRIS systems is desirable and will be an advantage. Knowledge of basic local payroll legislation requirements. Knowledge of payroll confidentiality & entry-level GDPR requirements. Time management skills. Numeracy & intermediate excel skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Languages and experience with the following countries. Romania At least 3 years of payroll experience with combined experience in Finance in accounting. Second Language in (French or German). Willingness to come to the office 3 days/ week.


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