Payroll Specialist, EMEA - Fixed Term at Getty Images | Powderkeg

Location: London

Employment Type: Fixed Term Maternity (Remote)

Team: Payroll

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This is an exciting opportunity to join Getty Images’ Human Resources team as a Payroll Specialist with a focus in EMEA & Nordics. We are searching for a hardworking, driven, self-motivated Payroll Specialist with strong communication skills and personality. The right candidate needs to have an understanding of the full payroll experience including processing, local compliance, taxation and internal customer service.


Reporting to the Senior Manager of Payroll & Accounting based in the US, you are a Payroll professional with fantastic attention to detail and a passion for getting things processed in an accurate and timely manner. You understand the urgency of payroll and are willing to make sure your deadlines are met to get all employees paid timely and accurately. You have 2+ years of experience working with outsourced payroll providers and delivering on core Payroll functions in a multi-national environment and communicate and collaborate well with others. You have a shown understanding of Payroll (payroll processing, payroll taxes, time & attendance) and accounting technologies/methodologies and are able to influence our external providers to perform their best. You understand the importance of building strong relationships with HR Business Partners and other departments. You are excited by the idea of working in a fast-paced global environment where you are empowered and encouraged to raise the bar with new ideas and a fresh perspective.


  • Be a great partner with payroll providers, prepare and audit multiple payrolls in multiple countries.
  • Upload or transfer payroll/HRIS data in multiple entities, including master file data; temporary pay data; and benefit deductions.
  • Assist employees & cross-functional groups regarding payroll related questions or issues.
  • Work well with HR in multiple countries to make sure you are receiving all vital changes and documents to process your payroll.
  • Responsible for reviewing, analysing, and reconciling specific general ledger reports from the provider to ensure what is submitted to the accounting team is accurate for upload to the financial statements.
  • Understand the full process and interdependencies so you can partner with the internal teams to improve efficiency, process and communication.
  • Prepare reporting and analysis for vendors and internal customers.
  • Ensure proper paperwork flow.
  • Responsible for maintaining payroll database integrity.
  • Able to work with sensitive personal data and keep all information confidential.
  • Work with internal and external auditors on any payroll requests.
  • Prepares reports and analysis for internal customers.
  • Partner and backup other Payroll Specialists


  • 1 to 2 years processing payroll with a particular focus in Nordics & EMEA.
  • Proven payroll processing experience.
  • Must have keen analytical and report-writing skills.
  • Computer skills in Excel & ADP Streamline strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with Workday for HR.
  • Relevant degree and certifications preferred.
  • Understanding of Payroll Accounting.
  • Experience of working in a US-headquartered company with remote management desirable.
  • Proficient English, spoken and written


Covid-19 Company Statement:

_Getty Images does not require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but vaccination or testing may be mandated by the relevant local laws with which Getty Images will comply. If this position involves contact with third parties, attendance on site for events, travel and/or work in our offices, those actions will be subject to any to relevant local laws, venue or customer requirements, or travel requirements regarding vaccines or testing (and exemptions thereto). _

US Specific:

Getty Images does not require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but vaccination or testing has been mandated by the Biden administration and that mandate applies to our US workforce. If this position involves contact with third parties, attendance on site for events, travel and/or work in our offices, those actions will be subject to any to relevant local laws, venue or customer requirements, or travel requirements regarding vaccines or testing (and exemptions thereto).

Who We Are:

For over 25 years, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change; riding the digital wave to evolve from a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion dollar, global e-commerce industry leader and trusted brand. The breadth and quality of our content has always allowed our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, eliciting more emotion and enabling more action.

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Getty Images works with over 360,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography. With over 440 million assets , of which over 320 million are digitized , encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage; exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Payroll Specialist, EMEA - Fixed Term
  • Company
    Getty Images
  • Location
    Seattle, WA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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