Senior Specialist Payroll

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
adidas Shared Services in Bogotá delivers high quality services for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Retail Accounting, eCommerce Accounting and other Finance processes as well as HR Services for adidas companies located in LAM.
Responsible for leading the end-to-end payroll process (processing, payment, and accounting) to ensure correct payment of employees and compliance with the current country legislation.


Key Responsibilities
• Manage the relation with the payroll vendor and timely execution of standard and complex payroll tasks according to defined processes, schedules, and service levels in accordance with regional and local guidelines)
• Review the information (hirings, terminations, vacations, car allowance, mobility, holidays worked, commissions, medical leaves, absences, etc) necessary to achieve the processing of the payroll
• Execute personnel payment accurate and timely according with the current country legislation
• Execute payment of social security, retirement saving plans and income taxes to accomplish the current labor law
• Present the required documentation in case of audits or inspections (e.g Ministry of Labor and Employment, Internal audits) in order to comply with the legislation and company guidelines
• Carrying out standard and complex audits of personnel data, programs, and processes.
• Provide consulting and service to employees and the HR community on general and more complex payroll topics.
• Processing of standard and complex inquiries & support through ticket self-service, e-mail, and telephone.
• Run payroll for the revenue appropriate group of employees.
• Support the continuous improvement of payroll processes and the use of systems.
• Support in reconciling financial accounts with payroll results

• Comparison of the monthly accounting documents in cooperation with the local data management team, the payroll accounting specialists in the areas of market, finance and controlling.
• Timely reporting and preparation of declarations and ensuring appropriate communication with tax authorities, social security, and all other state institutions.
• Monitoring incoming employee payments
• Ensuring correct account assignment of wage types in SAP HR
• Manage the change of systems and processes related to payroll management to ensure proper execution of regulations and compliance with corporate policies.
• Providing input for changes to corporate policies and regulations
• Support of projects and modifications of systems and processes to ensure the correct implementation of regulations and compliance with corporate guidelines.

Key Relationships:
• HR Business Partners
• HR Services & Rewards Teams
• Tax authorities
• External payroll vendor, accounting company and tax consultant
• Finance (Controlling, Financial Shared Service Center, Taxes)
• Legal
• Internal Controls
• Finance GBS and Local

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Very good association and experience with payroll solutions, ideally with SAP HR
• Experience in a Shared Service environment or similar
• Ability to read, write and communicate in English in a business setting
• Ability to pay close attention to detail and high degree of customer orientation
• Solid interpersonal skills combined with a high degree of customer orientation; can navigate easily within complex organizations, connect with a variety functions, audiences, management styles, or cultures.
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Highly results driven and self-motivated team player with compassion, integrity, trust and perseverance.
• Curious and growth mindset; keen to learn and approach subjects outside of comfort zone, look beyond the obvious
• Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize and complete tasks in order of importance
• Good understanding of legal regulations in relation to Payroll


• University degree or commercial education
• At least 5 years professional experience in payroll accounting or finance department

• Strong MS-Office (MS-Excel, MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint) user-knowledge
• Experience with Business computing solutions, ideally with SAP-HR (PA, PY, OM)
• Broad and deep theoretical understanding of job function
• Very good command of English B2


adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Senior Specialist Payroll

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Bogota
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  DC
Country/Region:  CO
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  491513
Date:  Nov 21, 2022