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HR Operations & Payroll Lead

Helsinki, Finland

Do you want to be part of a lively, inquisitive and energetic environment where you will work across HR and Finance teams?

We have an exciting opportunity to join as a HR Operations and Payroll lead in our Global People team reporting into our VP of People. In this role, you will lead a small team of experts that deliver HR Ops and payroll services to our employees globally.

We offer you a unique opportunity to grow your career by driving and implementing HR Operations and payroll related responsibilities with synergies with both HR and Finance teams in a fast-scaling, fast-paced global company. You get to enjoy developing higher-level practices and processes to further develop a successful global HR Operations function. There are also a number of live strategic projects where you will have the opportunity to drive real impact. An example of this is migrating to a global Payroll provider.

As a HR Operations and Payroll Lead you will...

  • Partner with internal customers (e.g. people leader) and stakeholders (Finance) to execute the organisation’s Human Resource Operations and Payroll considering current and future organisational needs.
  • Be in charge of the Operational and Payroll related processes, e.g. vacation and time tracking, occupational health, travel and global mobility, HR Intranet
  • Audit the entire payroll process, setting guidelines for all procedures around payroll management
  • Be responsible and supervise the coordination of payroll processing operations by monitoring workflows, team assignments and processing deadlines
  • Identify areas for improvement and change in Operational and payroll processes to support business needs
  • Lead, coach and develop the outstanding HR Payroll and Operations Team (4 direct reports)

We're definitely looking for you, if you have...

  • Practical HR Operations experience where you have been exposed to different cultures and various legislations and agreements e.g. salaries, benefits, contract management.
  • Knowledge on payroll related compliance, tax and income register requirements and processes as well as a genuine interest towards payroll related technologies
  • Experience in managing teams successfully and helping others grow
  • Transformation experience across systems and processes, in particular migrating to a Global Payroll Provider
  • Strong Skills in MS Office (Excel) and/or Google Sheets
  • Sound understanding of employment laws in Europe and United States
  • Outcome focussed approach and an eye for continuously automating and improving the processes
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information with excellent problem-solving skills, the ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate cross-functionally with proficiency in English (our business language of choice)

We are also really excited, if you have...

  • Knowledge of Workday, payroll related databases and time tracking systems
  • Knowledge or prior experience of Accounting related databases - at a level where you can understand key items from the payroll point of view



Meet combines the power of media automation, creative agility, and advertising intelligence in a next generation digital advertising platform. 

We serve marketers across the largest media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snap, Pinterest, TikTok, and Google. We manage about $4B in ad spend and help 700+ brands worldwide, including eBay, Uber, and TechStyle. Our technology and outstanding customer service help brands to reach and engage their audiences, and scale their results. 

We offer growth-minded people opportunities to make an impact in a fast-paced, collaborative and inclusive environment built on a culture of trust, transparency, and feedback. You’ll work with a team of 650+ Smartlies, representing 60+ nationalities. We operate in 13 countries across 24 locations. 

At, you can enjoy the freedom to harmonize work and personal life. On top of flexible hours, we offer a hybrid workplace where Smartlies can choose to work at the office, from home, or a bit of both. As a global, hybrid organization, we are mindful to collaborate in ways that allow everyone, everywhere to be productive and feel included.

Join our global team to reshape the future of digital marketing!

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