Payroll Specialist with Swedish 1

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Date: 27-Jan-2023

Location: Cluj-Napoca, RO

Company: Alstom

Req ID:395224 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.


Be part of an international team operating in the rail industry and contribute to the development of sustainable green mobility solutions, in our HR Centre in Cluj-Napoca, as a:



Payroll Advisor with Swedish


Your Role:

The HR Shared Service is responsible for HR and Payroll transactional services for our business divisions. The Payroll Advisors for each country are working with the Compensation and Business Specialists to ensure regulatory compliance and the development of payroll services to meet changing business needs.

The Payroll Advisors work closely with the Senior Payroll Specialists to manage and process variable pay, pay changes, reporting and reconciliation, deductions, queries and special payments – as well as batch input, annual processes, year end, audit processes, interfaces and recoveries.

At all times the job holder is responsible for customer satisfaction with the service delivered and maintaining confidence in the Shared Service Payroll process.   


Your Challenges:

  • Provide First Line Support for resolving payroll specific queries within defined SLAs, escalating to Senior Payroll Specialists as necessary;
  • Acting as the contact person to maintain existing 3rd party interfaces (i.e. 3rd party benefits providers, social security agencies etc);
  • Validate payroll results for the defined employee groups/union contract region;
  • Provide coaching for colleagues on payroll related issues;
  • Ensure personal knowledge of payroll specific information is maintained and shared across team;
  • Proactively identify processing issues and areas for process improvement; 
  • Support Payroll Specialists who liaise with the 3rd party payroll provider on issues with and enhancements to the payroll solution;
  • Maintain relationships with business stakeholders in payroll processes (e.g. Finance/GL);
  • Ensure that all aspects of work are completed to SLA requirements;
  • Ensure payroll related processes correctly represent company policy and are compliant with appropriate legislation i.e. Maternity, PHI etc;
  • Ensure that all members of the Payroll/ HR Administration team are kept up to date with process changes/information necessary to the undertaking of the role;
  • Work effectively and efficiently with colleagues sharing information and tasks in order to achieve targets.


Your Qualifications:

  • Education: Degree level qualification (masters preferred);
  • Experience: 1-2 years’ experience in a Finance or Payroll position (is a plus), but candidates with a background in Finance, Accounting, General Ledger are also invited to apply;
  • Specialized or cross-functional knowledge / relevant experience required by the position/role
  • Foreign Languages: English at a proficient level; Swedish - medium/advanced level;
  • Good MS EXCEL skills;
  • Solution-oriented, confident and determined person.



Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 

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