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Europe Payroll Specialist (Italian and English language)

Job Introduction

At Serco, we strive to promote and enable the diversity, development, wellbeing and safety of our people. We understand that healthier, happier employees go hand-in-hand with strong business performance, enhanced productivity and better outcomes for those we serve. We want everybody who works for Serco to have a positive experience and access to opportunities to develop in their chosen careers.

Serco Italia S.p.A. is one of the top 50 World Space Manufacturing and Service companies with a long history of providing Earth Observation operations, maintenance and front-end services to the European Space Agency. The company also offers vast experience to a huge number of IT and space markets including: central governments, defence organisations, the aerospace industry and commercial companies.

Does working in a Serco environment sound appealing to you?

We would love to hear from you and your interest in the new opportunity of Europe Payroll Specialist ! This is a 3-6 month contract with a flexible working location. 

Your role will be to support delivery of a new single Managed Payroll Service into Europe in a consistent and timely manner.  Ensure a smooth handover from in country HR/payroll teams and current external providers.  To ensure this service works with all other integrated data from HR, T&A and Finance systems required to deliver a full payroll service.


  • Studio Bianchi moving to SG MPS
  • GPWeb/Zuchetti moving to Replicon T&A

You will act as a key interface between the new Payroll and Time & Attendance providers, the wider project team, Europe HR teams, Finance, Tax, Pensions, Internal Audit.  Deliver accurate and timely data to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the new solutions.



Role Responsibility

Are you looking to secure a career in a public sector environment? We would love to hear from you! 

As Europe Payroll Specialist you will be responsible for:

  • Successful implementation and go live of a new Global Managed Payroll Services for Europe on time and to budget.
  • Identify any risks regarding changes and develop a strategy to overcome or address these in conjunction with the project team.
  • Ensure that all payrolls will be delivered in accordance with each country’s legislation and compliance around tax and labour law.
  • Ensure all transactional payroll data can be provided in a timely and accurate manner to the payroll provider via a secure method.
  • Ensure efficient payroll processes are designed, approved and in place for any type of payroll transaction in any country ensuring these are aligned to audit requirements.
  • Use payroll knowledge to support build and testing of payroll system, ensuring any payroll data errors are identified, tracked and rectified.
  • Delivery of key data for each stage of the project with measurable results.
  • Identify any risks regarding data changes and develop a plan to overcome or address these in conjunction with the project team.
  • Ensure key data available for harmonisation of payroll records transferred from each country’s current provider to the new provider.
  • Work as part of the wider project team to drive and deliver any improvement initiatives.
  • Delivery of agreed project objectives.
  • Work alongside the project team and key stakeholders to ensure all parties are working in conjunction to achieve the required outcome.
  • Ensure HR managers within the contracts are engaged in the project.
  • Support any training materials and training requirements for HR/payroll tools.


  • Studio Bianchi moving to SG MPS
  • GPWeb/Zuchetti moving to Replicon T&A

Responsibilities will vary according to the requirements of the business, as directed by the individual’s line manager.

In return, we offer a friendly, supportive and professional environment that respects your work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of public services in Italy and around the world.

Successful Candidate

Essential technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualifications

  • Good understanding of Europe payroll and data management
  • A high level of attention to detail to ensure strong data accuracy
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills and proficient with MS Excel and Word
  • Able to focus on results, work to deadlines and meet performance targets
  • Delivering a customer-focussed service
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Good time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Experience of analysing data and producing reports

Additional / special features of the role

  • Fluent Italian and English is a MANDATORY requirement.



Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

Data Protection:

When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request.You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time.

Package Description

Joining Serco Italy’s amazing team offers:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Great career opportunities in the Space industry
  • Competitive Salary
  • Corporate Benefits Package
  • Exciting relocation package (if applicable)
  • Company events
  • International environment


About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.  

We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities.  Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

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