Global Payroll Executive

  • Full Time
  • Colombo


Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. Our leading AI technology is the backbone of our award-winning enterprise software solutions, enabling our customers to be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™. Our commitment to internal AI adoption has allowed us to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring our colleagues can unlock their creativity and productivity, and our solutions are always cutting-edge.

At IFS, we’re flexible, we’re innovative, and we’re focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society’s greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and understand our responsibility to reflect the diverse world we work in. We are committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that fully represents the many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our customers, our partners, and our communities. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We’re looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs. With the power of our AI-driven solutions, we empower our team to change the status quo and make a real difference.

If you want to change the status quo, we’ll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS.

Job Description

The IFS payroll process is outsourced to a global company, CloudPay, and currently includes 23 countries and 33 payrolls. This position is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the correct information and documentation to this partner and also IFS HR and finance teams around the world.

As one of our Global Payroll Executives you will join our Global Payroll Team in Colombo, Sri Lanka where we strongly believe that working hard and having fun are two compatible elements.

This role has some specific regular tasks but also has many ad hoc tasks.

Tasks include but are not limited to:
• Collect, compile and enter employee status changes, new hires, terminations, and payroll data and upload data to CloudPay.
• Investigate, reconcile, and correct payroll data issues, discrepancies and errors
• Timely and accurately prepare on-demand checks for terminations, retro-adjustments and other disbursements determined to be necessary for immediate distribution
• Able to build payroll reports on time and supply to global HR and finance teams on schedule

• Do you have an interest in developing a career in payroll?
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Be agile, collaborative and trustworthy
• Enjoy working in a fast-paced global environment
• Adapt quickly and have a positive response to change
• Have a good understanding of payroll principles – Payments, deductions, and employer costs
• Able to work closely with IFS HR and payroll teams to ensure data integrity, system efficiency and quality in the payroll process, whilst also understanding the impact for changes not only within payroll system but in finance as well
• Be skilled in excel with the ability to build reports
• Be able to build and maintain strong peer group relationships
• Have a track record of continuous improvement and measured success
• Must be willing to work the standard hours applicable to the Global Payroll assigned.


• University Degree (BA/BSc), Payroll Professional Certified – CIPP/IPASS/APA or equivalent.

• Working in payroll is essential, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience
• UK & EMEA payrolls experience is an advantage

Additional Information

We believe that coming together as a community, in person, is important for innovation, connection and fostering a sense of belonging. Our roles have the right balance of remote and in-office working to enable flexibility for managing your life along with ensuring a real connection with your colleagues and the broader IFS community

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