Glynn Capital
Glynn Capital

Payroll Specialist



Accounting & Finance
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

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Bird is an AI-powered Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Platform for Marketing, Customer Service, and Payments, powering over 5 trillion annual messages across channels like Email, SMS, and WhatsApp. The impact is real – our messages reach at least 50% of the world's population yearly. If you ever ordered takeaway or purchased goods online, it’s almost guaranteed you have encountered messages through Bird’s technology.

  • What’s my job title? Payroll Specialist

  • Where in the world? You can work remotely from anywhere in Lithuania

  • Working hours? For this role, you will operate within the Central European Time (CET)

  • What language(s) are required? Fluency in English

We are looking for a proactive Payroll Specialist who makes sure our colleagues receive their compensation and benefits: accurately, efficiently and on time. The Payroll Specialist works closely with our People Operations, Finance and Payroll teams.

In this role you will be part of a rapidly-changing, diverse and fast-paced environment. Thriving on change must be part of your DNA. Challenges include driving payroll automation projects; cooperating and building efficient relationships with local and global third-party payroll partners; and launching payroll for new countries fast while complying to local regulation.

What you’ll do

  • Execute accurate and timely payroll in over 11 countries across EMEA, APAC and LATAM

  • including but not limited to base and variable pay, equity compensation, payroll taxes, statutory and supplemental benefits.

  • Work closely with various external payroll service providers while maintaining relevant

  • records and ensure they are up to date.

  • Prepare monthly payroll journals and accruals, and monthly payroll reconciliations to all

  • financial statement line items including wage and payroll tax, as well as social security

  • taxes, pensions and leave balances.

  • Partner cross-functionally with People and Financial reporting teams in administering

  • payroll activities while delivering top-class service to the function and business, while also identifying areas of improvement and opportunities for positive change.

  • Monitor data compliance in our HRIS to ensure smooth execution of our Rewards and Benefits programs.

  • Document and maintain the payroll procedures manual for each respective country;

  • Liaise with external auditors and provide documentation as requested.

What you’ll bring

  • You have 2+ years experience in payroll operations.

  • You have strong communication skills and are eager the challenge the status quo.

  • You are detail-oriented and have the ability to multitask.

  • You have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Economics, Finance or HR.

  • Experience in global payroll operations is a plus.

Reasons to Not Apply

  • You're Allergic to Spreadsheets: If the sight of Google Sheets or Excel makes you break out in hives, this might not be the best fit. This role involves a lot of data crunching, so love for spreadsheets is a must!

  • You're a Lone Wolf: If you prefer working solo and avoidING team interactions, you might find the collaborative nature of this role challenging. This job is all about teamwork and cross-functional partnerships, so you'll need to bring your best "team player" game.

  • You Prefer a Predictable 9-to-5: If you're someone who thrives on a strict 9-to-5 routine and dislikes any surprises, this role might not be for you. Payroll can be unpredictable with last-minute changes and urgent issues that need immediate attention. Flexibility and adaptability are key here!

Interview Process

You apply and will hear back from us within a few days. If there’s a fit, the full process is as follows:

↳ [30 mins] Recruiter Screen

↳ [30 mins] Hiring Manager Interview

↳ [45-60 mins] Practical Assignment

↳ [30 mins]Cross-functional Interview with team-member

↳ [30 mins] Final Interview with Executive Team Member

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What You’ll Gain

🏡Remote work environment: you’ll work from home or wherever you can focus best. All Birds are required to work from their hired country.

💰Competitive Compensation

💻Latest MacBook and generous Home Office Budget to set you up for success

💅State-of-the-art branded gear

🥳Company-wide and team events - last editions in Marbella and Bangkok!

✈️Temporary Working Abroad: 10 business days a year (in your timezone)

🌴Life Happens! We offer generous Parental, PTO, and Special Leave Policies.

🃏Joker Day! Wellness day? Party time? 1 extra day off per year, no questions asked!

🤯Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business

💙Join a diverse team consisting of 60+ nationalities, working in over +50 countries


Life at Bird

When joining Bird, you will work with some of the smartest, curious, and driven people you will ever meet. It’s rewarding, demanding, and exciting work, and you’ll do and learn more than you can imagine. Bird is a great fit for ambitious self-starters who have endless curiosity, work independently, and like to roll up their sleeves and get shit done!

Do you have what it takes to join Bird? 🚀

Learn more about Life at Bird and our Values: How We Work, Careers, and About Bird.

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