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Payroll Product Specialist (EMEA)



Accounting & Finance, Product
Europe · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Who we are is what we do.

Deel and our family of growing companies are made up of global teams dedicated to helping businesses hire anyone, anywhere, easily.

The team comprises over three thousand self-driven individuals spanning over 100 countries, and our unified yet diverse culture keeps us continually learning and innovating the platform and 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 platform’s success. We deliver the best products and 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 our success story?

A 30-mile hiring radius should no longer dictate how companies hire because exceptional 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 in 2023, doubling our valuation to $12B. There’s never been a more exciting time to join Deel — the international payroll and compliance market leader.

What you will do:

As the Payroll Product Specialist (to enhance product knowledge), you will write specifications, and coordinate tasks with Payroll Business Analysts and QA. Collaborate with the country Compliance team (BA/QA) and in country UAT to ensure product delivery is aligned with country specific requirements for the following countries.

Canada, Australia, Germany, Malaysia, France, India, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Singapore, Ireland

You will collaborate with product architects in PaySpace Global team as well as the Product team. Additionally, you will champion continuous skill enhancement within the team, keeping them updated on critical bug fixes, new system features, and advanced tools. Obtaining country build approvals, conducting post-deployment evaluations, and maintaining compliance and quality standards in project builds are also vital aspects of this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advisory Pack Analysis:
    Conduct a thorough analysis of the advisory packs or the Country Blueprint template provided by the advisors with the Payroll BA. Initiate meetings and workshops with advisors and Payroll BAs to seek clarification on their requirements from a legislative compliance point of view. Ensure a comprehensive understanding of country-specific requirements by examining advisory packs and schedule meetings with the Lead , Payroll BAs and advisory members to evaluate the complexity of country rollouts and gain clarity on both product and legislative requirements. The primary aim is to gain insights into the build process and address any concerns or identify system gaps.

  • Functional and Legislative Build Requirements Definition:
    Characterize and define Functional build requirements and legislative build requirements with Payroll BA and identify teams for delivery, including Calc, Reports, Integrations, and Nextgen collaborate with various development teams and product owners to breakdown further the delivery requirements and determine estimations and timelines. Identify any new system requirements and assess their complexity and escalate to the product delivery team (development).

  • Bureau Configuration:
    Collaborate closely with other Payroll Product Specialists and Global Product Architects to generate specifications and development tickets for legislative, main/core calculations and Nextgen functional requirements. Coordinate with the Payroll Business Analyst (BA) to assign specific tasks requiring specifications and development tickets.

  • Continuous Skill Enhancement:
    Ensure the team remains updated on bug fixes, new system features, and advanced tools to enhance their proficiency. Educate the country maintenance team to be self-sufficient on country build requirements from a functional and legislative compliance perspective.

  • Country Build approval:
    Collaborate with in country Compliance team (BA/QA) and in country UAT to ensure product delivery is aligned with country specific requirements and address and escalate non-compliance issues for resolution with relevant development teams.

  • Post Go-Live Evaluation:
    Arrange post-deployment meetings with the in-country teams to assess the stability and performance of the newly implemented country-specific solutions.

  • Compliance and Quality Assurance:
    Collaborate closely with Payroll Business Analysts (BA) and Quality Assurance (QA) resources to guarantee that project builds adhere to legislative compliance standards.

  • Project Management:
    Compiles detailed functional project delivery plan for country specific roll out for the Global Product Architect Lead to convert into final project plan. Manage task delivery and to identify any delays or amendments that need to be made and communicate to Global Product Architect Lead if deadlines may be impacted. Keep Global Product Architect Lead informed throughout the project lifecycle to ensure all new and existing country specific project requirements are thoroughly discussed, enabling the timely and budget-conscious delivery of projects.

  • Identification of New System Requirements:
    Determine the necessity of developing country specific new and complex system/product requirements and escalate to Global Product Architect Lead to streamline system requirements, toolsets, and best practices for product rollouts. Collaborate with Product delivery manager and project manager to ensure all project requirements are discussed throughout the project's lifecycle to ensure delivery of projects on time and within budget.

  • Document country build configurations:
    Document country build configurations and setups implemented by PaySpace in the form of training materials to ensure continuous in-country maintenance after the go live date.

Experience & Skills

  • Payroll Qualification with minimum (3) years of experience actively involved in payroll configuration. Experience in leading multifunctional teams

  • Ability to Analyze and interpret and to question information received from Advisory

  • 3 years working experience in bureau county configuration:

  • 3 years working experience with Java Script calculations

  • Payroll elements and codes

  • Pay element formulas & Categorization of pay elements.

  • Configuration and maintaining of statutory rates and tables

  • Configuration and maintaining of country specific fields

  • Intermediate Excel Skills (lookups, formulas, concatenating)

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.

Some things you’ll enjoy

  • Provided computer equipment tailored to your role

  • Stock grant opportunities dependent on your role, employment status and location

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

  • The flexibility of remote work, including WeWork access where available

At Deel, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy or maternity or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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