Hopper Remote, Portugal Full-time

About the job
The Finance team is actively seeking an International Payroll Specialist. This role demands expertise in Canadian and international payroll regulations, coupled with hands-on experience in efficiently managing monthly/semi-monthly payroll processes on a global scale, in collaboration with outsourced payroll vendors. The ideal candidate thrives in high-pressure, fast-paced environments, showcasing not only a commitment to data accuracy and analytics but also strong communication skills and effective vendor management. A key aspect of the role involves fostering continuous improvement and process simplification. Reporting directly to the Head of Global Payroll, the incumbent will work closely with People Ops (HR), and external payroll vendors to ensure seamless collaboration and streamlined operations.

What would your day-to-day look like:

  • Payroll Inputs: Prepare payroll inputs for individual countries by consolidating information from various internal sources.
  • Collaboration with People Ops: Partner closely with the People Ops team to confirm and incorporate all inputs related to contractual changes and variables, ensuring adherence to agreed-upon KPIs.
  • Compliance and Leaver Processes: Ensure compliance with local tax regulations for all leavers, facilitating timely exit filings with local tax authorities.
  • Regulatory Awareness: Work closely with key internal stakeholders to keep teams informed and compliant with changes in local country-specific regulations.
  • Employee Queries: Handle and address employee inquiries related to payroll, ensuring timely and accurate responses. Proactively communicate updates and changes in the payroll process to foster transparency and understanding among employees.
  • Collaboration with Finance Team: Collaborate with People Ops and the wider finance team on monthly payroll processes.
  • Vendor Management: Partner closely with the Head of Global Payroll and vendors to navigate local regulations related to payroll, stocks, taxes, and social security.
  • Escalation Handling: Provide support and manage escalations in a timely manner, effectively handling internal and external stakeholders in the process.
  • Project Collaboration: Partner on specific projects aimed at process improvements and automation, contributing to the overall efficiency of payroll operations.

An ideal candidate has:

  • Experience: 2+ years of proficiency in Canada ADP WFN (Work Force Now) is essential. Additional experience in International Payroll for one or more of the following countries is a definite plus: Bulgaria, Colombia, France, India, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, and the UK.
  • Knowledge Base: Solid understanding of Canadian and international payroll, including income tax, social security, pension/benefits, and awareness of payroll-changing legislation.
  • Communication Skills: Exceptional communication and collaboration skills are crucial, especially when working with individuals possessing diverse skill sets.
  • Adaptability: Ability to adjust rapidly to changing demands and priorities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Results-Oriented: A results-oriented professional with a reliable and proactive approach to tasks – someone who takes initiative and gets things done.
  • Deadline Management: Comfortable working with deadlines and performing effectively under pressure.
  • Curiosity and Growth Mindset: A highly curious individual with a growth mindset, eager to continuously learn and develop within the role.

Perks of working with us:

  • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary, and the upsides of a pre-IPO equity package
  • Hopper covers 100% of employee- premium costs for EOR-offered health insurance with Multicare.
  • Coverage includes in-patient, outpatient, emergency/hospital services and preventative care, and is available to extend to your dependents.
  • Please ask us about our very generous parental leave, much above industry standards!
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Flexdesk All Access Pass AND Work-from-home stipend
  • Hopper provides a monthly allowance of €50 to use for expenses related to telework. As well, provides a Meal Voucher of €5.20 per day, exempt from tax and Social Security.
  • Carrot Cash travel stipend
  • Entrepreneurial culture where pushing limits and taking risks is everyday business
  • Open communication with management and company leadership
  • Small, dynamic teams = massive impact