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Payroll Manager - EMEA


Premstatten, AT, 8141 Barcelona, ES, 08025 Warsaw, PL, 03-728 Madrid, ES, 28760 Belgrade, RS, 11000 Barcelona, ES, 08820

Requisition ID:  13956

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit


The Role


Payroll Manager - EMEA


The Regional Payroll Leader is a critical member of the global Payroll team and is responsible for providing direction on payroll activities for approximately 1,200 employees in 25 unique countries within the region (excluding Italy). The ideal candidate is experienced in multi-country Payroll Operations and has a passion for establishing compliant and innovative payroll processes.


Responsible for leading and managing a team of payroll analysts and processes this position will foster relationships with external 3rd party vendors, as well as internal stakeholders by establishing and maintaining exceptional business relationships and working collaboratively with other corporate and country level teams including but not limited to local People Partners, Shared Services (GPS), other internal P&T functions, and Finance within the region.


Reporting directly to the Global Head of Benefits, Payroll & Mobility the incumbent is expected to oversee day-to day payroll operations within the assigned region (including the actual processing of multiple country payrolls), manage vendor contracts and relationships, help to drive process standardization, automation, and improvement in the controls for payroll and help to ensure process efficiency and effectiveness. The Regional Payroll Leader will support the implementation of existing and new pay programs, as well as execution of projects related to payroll.  


The position will also oversee multiple direct report team members, so will be responsible for the coaching, mentoring and leadership of the team of individuals.  




  • Drive appropriate consistent processes coordinate regional efforts towards global process standardization while allowing flexibility locally when required
  • Maximize the effectiveness of technologies and supporting processes to drive continuous improvement and change initiatives
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate and country-specific policies and procedures
  • Drive controls and operational excellence
  • Ensure local process design supports fiscal and regulatory compliance
  • Manage partnerships with existing third-party vendors, or make recommendations on future, to ensure effective service delivery
  • Coach, mentor and provide leadership development to team members in order to optimize operational excellence and create a deeper bench of experienced talent
  • Build partnerships and solicit feedback from internal and external business partners to define and develop successful, scalable processes and practices
  • Provide audit and oversight to the team's activities and processes, ensuring that pertinent internal and external compliance and government interact



  • 8 - 10 years of experience overseeing multi-country regional payroll and payroll tax within the EMEA region
  • Knowledge and experience with stock, travel and time and attendance programs.
  • Experience setting up payroll requirements for new tax entities.
  • Experience managing multiple vendors and contracts. Some degree of ADP experience preferred.
  • Experience leading geographically dispersed teams.
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, business or a related field 
  • Must have deep knowledge & experience working with payroll vendors & platform technologies.
  • Exceptional communication skills & ability to influence.
  • Ability to work effectively across all levels & layers in matrix organizations.
  • Experience transforming a payroll function that is very manual to one that is highly scalable and efficient.
  • Experience with end-to-end M & A activities.







According to Austrian law we are obligated to list the minimum salary for this position. The minimum salary starts at €70.300,00 gross per year, however actual compensation is negotiable and will be based on your qualifications and experience.

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership





IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, and to creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, covered veteran status, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, federal laws or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming.  For more information, please visit

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