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Internal Control - Payroll Specialist

Amsterdam (HQ), Noord-Holland, NetherlandsFinance

Job description

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For our Finance Team we are looking for a: Fulltime Internal Control - payroll specialist. (32 - 40 hours a week)


Do you recognize yourself in this?

Our Internal Control - payroll specialist is a newly created role and plays an essential part of the group finance control team. For this new role you need to be a self-starter and are in control of your own challenge. You will report to the Group Financial Controller and work extensively together to make this new role a success.


You will liaise with all People & Culture departments and payroll provider(s) and review completeness and accuracy of the monthly wages. Next to that you will set up and maintain the internal control framework for payroll to ensure financial integrity by implementing working procedures, perform and maintain key controls and collect and review payroll data received. You will be important in driving our payroll (tax) compliance and professionalizing our finance and payroll department.

Do you have strong (Dutch) payroll (tax) skills? Do you have at least 4 years of relevant working experience? And are you ready to drive the performance of our payroll and finance department to the next level? Then this might be something for you! đŸšČ 🚀

What will you be doing?

  • Maintain general knowledge in relation to payroll (tax) compliance

  • Keeps up-to-date and gather information on any changes and developments in tax legislation where Swapfiets operates (EU)

  • Setting up and maintaining the internal control framework for payroll to ensure financial integrity

  • Implements working procedures between People & Culture and Payroll function for processing of employee payroll data

  • Perform and maintain key controls and liaise with People & Culture departments in order to ensure correct processing of employee payroll data in our financial administration

  • Collects and reviews the payroll data received from the external payroll systems

  • Liaises with all People & Culture departments and payroll provider(s) and reviews completeness and accuracy of the monthly wages

  • Increase the awareness of the responsibilities of the People & Culture department with regards to the processing of personal data.

  • Facilitates audits by providing records and documentation for auditors

  • Gatekeeper in terms of financial integrity for the monthly payroll payments to employees.

  • Final sign off on the monthly journals before junior financial control records the journals.

Job requirements

Your profile:

Our ideal candidate will be somebody with 4 years experience of working in a similar role. Next to that you bring:

  • Dutch and / or International (EU) payroll knowledge;

  • Effective command of technical skills and professional scepticism;

  • Familiar with payroll accounting and auditing requirements;

  • Familiar with employee data processing (GDPR requirements);

  • Fluent in English;

  • Great teamspirit ;)


What Swapfiets offers you

  • Competitive Salary

  • Your own Swapfiets (lend-lease) đŸšČ!

  • 32 vacation days (that’s right, next to 25 vacation days you can use your 7 Swap days as you please)

  • A solid pension plan and a discount on your health insurance

  • Windows laptop

  • Lots of responsibility, challenging work, and friendly colleagues

  • Travel allowance (if you live more than 11 km away from the office, otherwise you’ll just use your Swapfiets, right.. 😎?)

  • Delicious lunch at the office for a small contribution

  • Onefit for Business arrangement (to promote your healthy lifestyle!)

  • Learning programs developed by our L&D department

  • Lots of workshops and inspirational talks

  • One day off per year to do voluntary work paid by Swapfiets

  • Flexibility in working from home/ at the office in Amsterdam.


Don’t meet all the requirements? Research has shown that people from underrepresented groups, such as women and people of color, often tend to avoid job opportunities if they don’t meet all the requirements. But disclaimer: we don’t check all the boxes either. At our company, we believe in equal opportunity and value diversity in the workplace. So even if you don’t see yourself on our current team, we encourage you to apply. Your unique perspectives and experiences can only make our company even better!






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