Payroll Specialist – Media.Monks – Hilversum


Are you detail-oriented, analytical, and passionate about ensuring accurate and compliant payroll processing?

We are seeking a dedicated Payroll Specialist to play a crucial role in our payroll operations with precision and integrity. If you thrive in a dynamic international environment and possess a strong work ethic, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to contribute to Media.Monks and our team’s success.

About Media.Monks Payroll

You will be part of the Payroll Monks. The payroll team at Media.Monks consists of 3 employees and is part of the Finance team. The Payroll Monks are responsible for the payroll processing of 1000+ internal employees in the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Sweden, South Africa and Dubai.

Dutch and UK employees are processed inhouse with the use of ADP and Ceridian while the rest is outsourced to third-party payroll providers.

The Payroll Specialist role is based in Hilversum (NL) and reports to the Payroll Manager.

Main responsibilities

  • Work closely with our HR Generalists to make sure the monthly changes are collected and processed accurately.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of all data reporting and payroll transactions. Validate payroll information using our HRIS tool and provide payroll information to internal- and external teams on a monthly and ad-hoc basis.
  • Process and consolidate data and generate reports for the Finance team.
  • Staying up to date with laws and regulations and ensuring our payroll processes are compliant.
  • Assist with implementation of new entities and their payroll processes.
  • Contributing to process documentation and improvement, as well as building a future-proof finance and reporting structure.
  • About you

    The essentials

  • 1-4 years of experience in a similar role
  • Strong communication skills in English (both oral and written).
  • Excel skills.
  • A degree in Economics.
  • Comfortable with and interested in Finance and numbers.
  • Full-time (40 hours) availability.
  • Not a must, but a plus

  • PDL or VPS certificate.
  • Experience with international (EMEA) payroll processing.
  • Knowledge of Global View and Dayforce .
  • Knowledge of relevant Dutch laws and regulations.
  • Experience with the 30% ruling.
  • Personality/Soft skills

  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and dedicated.
  • Pro-active and self-motivated.
  • Team oriented.
  • High sense of integrity.
  • Highly accountable, takes ownership of work.
  • Flexible and dynamic.
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    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.

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