Payroll Specialist

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
4 days ago
Full time role



Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Fastned is a fast-charging network for electric vehicles to charge with renewable energy from the sun and wind. The company's ...

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Job Description

Do you want to become part of a supportive and fun team in a highly collaborative environment? Would you also like working closely with different teams to realise a network of more than a thousand beautiful fast-charging stations across Europe? If you are looking for a challenging, fun and informal working environment, then keep reading, because we are expanding our finance team!

Your role

Fastned owns and operates a network of over 260+ fast charging stations across Europe, allowing electric vehicle drivers to charge their car with 100% green energy in just 15 minutes. At Fastned you will actively contribute to combating climate change and accelerating the transition to sustainable mobility.

As a Payroll Specialist, your main responsibility is to take ownership of the payroll administration of the Fastned entities and support our payroll administration as we expand into different countries. Additionally, you will be providing necessary documentation for the annual audit and become a good source of knowledge for fellow colleagues on salaries, regulations and payroll taxes. You will report to the Accounting & Reporting Manager and closely work with our Senior Payroll Specialist, Financial Accountants, Recruitment/HR and the Legal department. If you love collaborating with different departments, then this role is perfect for you!

The role will be based in our Amsterdam office, where you will be part of a fun and diverse team. Both full- and part-time work are possible in this role. As part of your in-depth onboarding, you will attend a series of workshops to learn all about electric mobility and fast charging infrastructure. In order for you to experience the EV-revolution for yourself, we give you access to our fully electric vehicle fleet (all perks, including our employee stock option program, are listed below).

Joining Fastned means joining one of Europe's fastest growing companies in 2023, listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange, where people roll up their sleeves and grab opportunities wherever they see them. You will have a lot of freedom to develop in your role with lots of growth opportunities and contribute to improve/enhance our current process.

In this role, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Taking ownership of the payroll for different countries and supporting the Senior Payroll Specialist for the Netherlands (payroll calculations are performed by third party payroll suppliers);

  • Handling the pension administration and payments

  • Recording payroll data into the accounting system and reconciling balance sheet items

  • Supporting consolidated and local audits

  • Being up to date with regulations and payroll taxes (with support from local tax advisers abroad, if required)

  • Supporting colleagues on their queries regarding salaries, regulations and taxes

  • Maintaining good contact with external parties (payroll suppliers, insurers, etc.)

  • Initiating and implementing improvement projects to support our growth

We are looking for someone who is an initiator and takes ownership on tasks assigned. A keen eye for details and critical thinking are of great help in keeping our financial records up to date and accurate. Additionally, you tick the following boxes:

  • At least 5 years relevant experience as a payroll specialist, salary administrator or similar role;

  • Strong knowledge and experience with Dutch payroll, knowledge on payroll in other European countries is a huge plus;

  • Fluency in English and Dutch; additional European languages are a plus;

  • You’re hands on, a great communicator and have the ability to work independently;

  • You have a genuine interest in the energy transition and Fastned’s mission!

Join us in building a better future!

We work hard to change the world, but we don't forget to celebrate our successes, big and small. Our benefits include a pension plan (fully covered by Fastned) and participation in the company stock options program. We provide daily vegetarian lunches & the best coffee at our Amsterdam headquarters close to the Amstel station. In order to feel & enjoy the EV life you get access to our fully electric vehicle fleet (all charging expenses covered). Next to fun events year-round, we throw notorious Christmas parties and organize an amazing yearly trip abroad. 

Other perks include flexible working hours, full travel compensation and the working gear of your choice (MacBook vs Windows laptops, iPhone vs Android). Continuous development is important to us and our industry offers endless opportunities for knowledge enhancement, so each employee receives a €3,000 training and development budget per year.

Interested in making a difference?

We would love to have an interview with you! Apply now, send us your CV and explain in your cover letter why you are excited to join Fastned.

The interview process is as below:

  1. Screening video call with a Recruiter

  2. Interview with Meriam (Accounting & Reporting Manager) and Francesca (Senior Payroll Specialist)

  3. Final interview with Lee (People Advisor) and Manja (Head of Financial Controlling)

Fastned is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage women, people of colour and LGBTQ(+) people to apply. We consider applicants of all genders.


Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Fastned is a fast-charging network for electric vehicles to charge with renewable energy from the sun and wind. The company's ...

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