Senior Manager, International Payroll



Senior Manager, International Payroll


Location(s): Galway, Ireland  

Job ID: 13688


We are seeking a Senior Manager, International Payroll to join our growing HID Finance Team at our new Centre of Excellence in Galway, Ireland.


Reporting to the Director Finance Shared Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management, growth, and development of the company’s Payroll Shared Services teams in EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. They will also be responsible for key regional and global payroll projects, process improvement initiatives and well as partnering with management on developing the strategic vision for the department.


This is a great opportunity for a candidate to a join a multi-cultural shared services environment which has seen rapid expansion in recent years.


HID’s Finance Share Services Department: 

The Finance department partners with business leaders across the company and drives impact through a grounding in hard data, an independent point of view, business partnership, a collaborative approach, and a focus on the development of our people.



Who are we?  

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things, allowing people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely.   We are a high-tech software company headquartered in Austin, TX, with over 4,000 worldwide employees. Check us out here: and 



As our Senior Manager, International Payroll, you’ll support HID’s success by: 

  • Leading payroll operations for EMEA and APAC regions (30+ countries)
  • Mentoring and supporting and small internal payroll shared services team in EMEA and APAC
  • Managing the relationship and performance of third-party vendors who support payroll in these regions
  • Ensuring that robust processes, procedures, and controls are in place to support accurately and timely delivery of payroll services
  • Developing relationships with all key stakeholders, both internal and external, particularly HR and Finance teams.
  • Evaluating and enforcing practices to support compliance in each country
  • Maintaining a strong control environment, including protection of employee related data
  • Identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives to ensure the department is always adhering to best practice
  • Leading the integration of new companies in the HID Group into payroll shared services portfolio
  • Compiling and presenting metrics to management on relevant KPI’s
  • Taking part or lead global payroll projects for the companies as required



What we will love about your background:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to convey thoughts and ideas to effectively influence at all levels.
  • Excellent presentation skills, including the ability to effectively develop and concisely present projects to management.
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate work
  • Energetic and analytical with a positive approach to problem solving
  • Shows initiative, flexibility and follow-through
  • Team oriented and able to establish strong effective working relationships
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and confidentiality
  • Strong customer service skills with quality focus
  • Proficient in all MS Office applications, particularly MS Excel.




Your Experience and Education include:         

  • Degree holder or equivalent relevant experience in business, finance, commerce or similar
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in jobs of increasing responsibility in a multinational environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of people management experience. Experience of managing people internationally preferred.
  • A proven track record of project management or leading process improvement initiatives.
  • Experience of managing payroll using outsourced vendors in multiple countries, regions.



Who you are as a Leader:

  • Mentor team members. Working to direct planning and development of team. You will develop and impart a shared team vision
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Willingness to ‘roll up sleeves’ and dive deep into tactical work when necessary.
  • Good interpersonal skills, willingness to learn and continue to grow professionally.
  • Strong team player and ability to work well with others.
  • You proactively seek to implement diversity into your work, including valuing different backgrounds, experiences and thinking. You also embrace creating and nurturing a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.


Why apply? 

  • Empowerment: You’ll work as part of a global team in a flexible work environment, learning and enhancing your expertise.
  • Innovation: You embrace challenges and want to drive ambitious change.
  • Integrity: You are results-orientated, reliable, and straightforward and value being treated accordingly.



We make it easier for people to get where they want to go!
On an average day, think of how many times you tap, twist, tag, push or swipe to get access, find information, connect with others or track something.  HID technology is behind billions of interactions, in more than 100 countries.  We help you create a verified, trusted identity that can get you where you need to go – without having to think about it.  
When you join our HID team, you’ll also be part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. You’ll have 50,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally. As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences. 


Galway, IE, H91A4T2

Mid-senior level