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Payroll Manager

mediamonks · 30+ days ago


The Payroll Manager EMEA is responsible for overseeing the payroll process, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and compliance with local legislation across multiple regions. This role involves training and coaching the payroll team to maintain the necessary knowledge and skills required to execute payroll effectively.


Organiaational position

The Payroll Manager reports directly to the Group Controller. The role oversees two Payroll Specialists.



In house payroll:

NL: Global View (ADP) - Approximately 700 employees

UK: Dayforce (Ceridian) - Approximately 250 employees


Third party payroll: 

Germany: BDO - Approximately 180 employees

Dubai: TMF - Approximately 45 employees

Sweden: BDO - Approximately 8 employees

South Africa: BDO - Approximately 5 employees


Main responsibilities


  • Payroll Agency Relations: Manage relationships with payroll agency partners, regularly communicating to ensure alignment with policies, procedures, and contracts, meeting legal and business requirements.

Result: Ensure contracts comply with legal and business requirements.

  • Process Optimisation: Continuously optimise payroll processes and support the implementation of new systems to enhance efficiency and reduce the risk of errors.

Result: Increased efficiency and reduced error rates.

  • Compliance Management: Stay updated with local laws and regulations, ensuring payroll processes remain compliant, reducing the risk of errors, data breaches, or non-compliance.

Result: Adherence to legal frameworks and data protection.


Training and experience requirements

  • 7-10 years of experience in a similar role with global payroll responsibility
  • Degree in Finance/Accounting, preferably supplemented with PDL or VPS education
  • Comprehensive understanding of payroll best practices and ability to explain pay slips in detail
  • Experience with payroll processing in the Netherlands and across EMEA
  • Knowledge of Global View and Dayforce systems (a plus)
  • Proficiency in Dutch and English
  • Familiarity with relevant Dutch laws and regulations
  • Understanding of the financial aspects of payroll, including reconciliation to Balance Sheet and P&L
  • Proficient in using Excel for analysis and reporting.


  1. Flexibility: Adapt and respond to a changing environment, actively participate in creating opportunities for change.
  2. Attention to Detail: Thoroughly address all areas involved in tasks, monitor and check work, and efficiently organize time and resources.
  3. Analytical: Collect and analyse information, problem-solve, and make data-driven decisions while identifying patterns and interpreting information.
  4. Independence & Service-Minded: Work independently while maintaining a service-oriented approach, ensuring the Monks have everything they need.
  5. Trust and Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, positive attitude, strong competencies, and a track record of results, always doing the right thing in the right way.
  6. Judgment / Decision Making: Consider multiple perspectives, seek alternatives, prioritize tasks, evaluate risks, and make informed decisions based on the best outcome. Continuously assess and improve judgment and decision-making skills.


About Media.Monks:

Media.Monks is the purely digital operating brand of S4Capital plc that connects 8,600+ digital natives across one global team. We are united by a mission to shift industries forward and pave the path towards ambitious outcomes so our clients and our people can realize their full potential for growth. Our unified model combines solutions in media, data, social, platforms, studio, experience, brand and technology services to help our clients continuously reinvent themselves throughout increasingly rapid cycles of disruption. Our efforts to shape culture, build innovative technologies and unlock the future of growth have earned recognition from numerous esteemed panels: we maintain a constant presence on Adweek’s Fastest Growing lists (2019-22), regular recognition at Cannes Lions, inclusion in AdExchanger’s Programmatic Power Players (2020-23), the title of Webby Production Company of the Year (2021-23), a record number of FWAs, and have earned a spot on Newsweek’s Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplaces 2023. Together, these achievements solidify our experience in digital innovation, excellence in craft, and commitment to personal growth.

While we continue to grow our teams, please be mindful of fraudulent job postings and recruiting activities that may use our company name and information. Please be mindful to protect your personal information, especially your national identification number, and bank account information during a recruiting process. While Media.Monks may reach out to potential candidates via LinkedIn, we will always ask applicants to apply through our website ( and will never ask for payment or bank account information during the recruitment process.

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  • Responsible that all your personnel apply information security in accordance with the established information security policy

Last updated on Oct 26, 2023

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