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Lead Payroll Specialist

Req id:  39507

Paris La Defense Cedex, 75, FR

OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.


Your Impact: 


As a Lead Payroll Specialist, you will bring a broad industry and organizational knowledge and applies advanced knowledge in a speciality area (France mainly). You will be accountable for start -to end payroll processing, programs, and solutions, and understands the interrelationships of different disciplines and advises on HR Shared services related activities linked to payroll. You direct the application of existing principles and guides the development of new policies and ideas Integrates and leads work across teams focused on achieving results.


What the role offers: 


  • Responsible for processing start-to-end France and other international payrolls. Handling all payroll input/output from payroll and HR perspectives, ensuring to have a compliant payroll in line with the local legislation.
  • Working closely with all stakeholders to ensure payroll data is processed correctly through the payroll and on time. Managing Risk and audits to payroll processing and compliance.
  • Acting as an advisor to all stakeholders including benefits, compensation & rewards team, HR Business Partners, and HR Shared Services team, and providing training for those that need to be trained on payroll operations.
  • Handling statutory reporting and statistics, managing payroll vendors, and other payroll operations linked vendors. Running small projects and acting as an individual contributor for large payroll projects.


What you need to succeed: 


  • Advance start-to-end France payroll processing experience. Experience in the payroll system and changes implementations -
  • Responsible for ensuring all HR Shared Services activities linked to payroll are smooth, and provide training if required.
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams linked to payroll operations such as HR Shares services, Benefits, total rewards, finance, Compliance and Risk, and internal and external projects.
  • Good experience using various Payroll and HR systems, Experience in Managing payroll and payroll-linked vendors.
  • Knowledgeable on France employment legislation and experience in working with Work Councils, experience in working with various CBAs,
  • Excellent communication skills and good MS Office skills (including Excel).
  • Excellent understanding of payroll compliances and in calculating taxes linked to specific pay elements.



One last thing: 


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