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Regional Lead, Payroll Product Compliance (EMEA)



Accounting & Finance, Product, Legal
Europe · Remote
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2024

Who we are and what we do

Deel is a global team that helps businesses hire anyone, anywhere, easily. Deel consists of more than three thousand self-driven individuals spanning over 100 countries. Our unified yet diverse culture keeps us continually learning and innovating the Deel platform and our products for customers.

Companies should be able to hire the best talent anywhere in the world, so we are building the best platform to make that a reality. Our market-leading technology, expertise, and global team are crucial to the success of Deel’s platform. We deliver the best products and platform features in our space, enabling millions of jobs worldwide and connecting the global workforce with the best companies and opportunities.

Why should you be part of Deel's success story?

A 30-mile hiring radius should no longer dictate how companies hire because great talent lives everywhere. Deel sees a world without hiring borders and endless talent that pairs perfect candidates with great companies.

We offer global teams all the tools they need to hire, onboard, manage, pay, and scale at full speed. We aim to foster a diverse global economy by building a generational platform that seamlessly connects companies with talent worldwide.

After our successful Series D in 2021, we raised another $50M last year, doubling our valuation to $12B.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Deel — the market leader in international payroll and compliance.

What You Will Do

  • Oversee payroll and tax compliance with EMEA regulations, ensuring all processes align with legal requirements.

  • Build a small team of experts to ensure coverage across critical EMEA jurisdictions, aligned with our product strategy

  • Support the Product Management team by providing insights and guidance on legal and compliance issues during payroll engine development.

  • Keep abreast of legislative changes in payroll and tax laws within the EMEA region, and advise on necessary updates to the payroll systems.

  • Act as a liaison between engineering, product, design and compliance teams, facilitating effective integration of tax and compliance requirements.

  • Identify potential compliance risks in payroll processes and suggest preventive or corrective actions.

  • Review and approve payroll system process architectures and designs to ensure they meet compliance standards.

  • Communicate with internal stakeholders and external partners, such as legal advisors, to gather and disseminate relevant compliance information.

  • Educate product and development teams on specific compliance requirements and best practices in the EMEA payroll context.

  • Maintain detailed records of compliance checks, decisions, and advice provided, ensuring transparency and accountability.

  • Regularly review and recommend improvements to payroll systems and processes to enhance compliance, efficiency, and user experience.

What We’re Looking For

  • 10+ years of Product Compliance experience supporting the design, build and implementation of a multi-region Payroll Solution

  • Minimum 3 years experience working in a high-growth scale up environment, a high level of resilience and comfort with a significant level of ambiguity

  • Independent and autonomous leader

  • Understanding of Agile Principles and an interactive product development process

  • Understanding of both UX and UI

  • Strong financial acumen, having built B2B financial products at scale

  • Experience building managing a team of payroll experts distributed across a wide range of complex topics in different regions

  • Location: EMEA timezone

Total Rewards

Our workforce deserves fair and competitive pay that meets them where they are. With scalable benefits, rewards, and perks, our total rewards programs reflect our commitment to inclusivity and access for all.

At Deel, you’ll enjoy:

  • Computer equipment applicable to your role

  • Stock grant opportunities

  • Additional perks and benefits based upon your employment status and country

  • The ability to choose where you work whether it be your home, the beach, or a WeWork

At Deel, we're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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