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Payroll Compliance Auditor - Portugal



Accounting & Finance, Legal
Portugal · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024

About Remote

Remote is solving global remote organizations’ biggest challenge: employing anyone anywhere compliantly. We make it possible for businesses big and small to employ a global team by handling global payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance. Check out to learn more or if you’re interested in adding to the mission, scroll down to apply now.

Please take a look at to learn more about our culture and what it is like to work here. Not only do we encourage folks from all ethnic groups, genders, sexuality, age and abilities to apply, but we prioritize a sense of belonging. You can check out independent reviews by other candidates on Glassdoor or look up the results of our candidate surveys to see how others feel about working and interviewing here.

All of our positions are fully remote. You do not have to relocate to join us!

What this job can offer you

  • Professional Development: Opportunity for continuous learning in payroll processes, tax laws, and regulations.
  • Career Advancement: Paths to higher management roles within finance, payroll, and HR departments.
  • Impact on Workplace Fairness: Ensures accurate pay and compliance, contributing to employee satisfaction and ethical practices.
  • Cross-functional Interaction: Engages with HR, finance, and legal departments, enhancing business understanding and professional networking.
  • Analytical Skills Development: Hones analytical and problem-solving skills, valuable across various career paths.
  • Potential for Consulting: Opportunities for experienced auditors to provide consulting services.
  • Contribution to Organizational Compliance: Helps organizations avoid penalties and legal issues, safeguarding financial and reputational well-being.
  • Workplace Diversity: Exposure to different industries and organizational cultures, enriching professional experience.

What you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in payroll tax, with a strong preference for candidates with previous auditing or compliance experience, preferably within a Big4 environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of wage tax laws and social security regulations of at least one country.
  • Proficiency in payroll software and systems.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Writes and speaks fluent English
  • It's not required to have experience working remotely, but considered a plus

Job Responsibilities

  • Audit and Compliance: Conduct comprehensive audits of payroll files to ensure accuracy and compliance with all governmental (federal, state, and local) wage tax laws and social security requirements. Identify discrepancies, underpayments, or overpayments and recommend corrective actions.
  • Regulatory Expertise: Stay abreast of changes in wage tax laws and social security regulations. Inform and advise the payroll team of any updates to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Reporting and Documentation: Prepare detailed audit findings reports, highlighting areas of concern and recommending improvements to payroll processes. Maintain strong records of audits performed, methodologies used, and the resolution of identified issues.
  • Collaboration and Support: Work closely with the tax/ payroll teams to implement audit recommendations and improve payroll accuracy. Provide support and training on compliance matters to payroll staff.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential compliance risks and develop strategies to mitigate these risks. Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures that enhance payroll compliance.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including HR, finance, and external auditors, regarding payroll compliance


  • You'll report to: Senior Manager, Head of Tax Technology
  • Team: Tax
  • Location: For this position we welcome everyone to apply, but we will prioritise applications from the following locations as we encourage our teams to diversify; Portugal
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Remote Compensation Philosophy

Remote's Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, unbiased compensation and fair equity pay along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. We do not agree to or encourage cheap-labor practices and therefore we ensure to pay above in-location rates. We hope to inspire other companies to support global talent-hiring and bring local wealth to developing countries.

At first glance our salary bands seem quite wide - here is some context. At Remote we have international operations and a globally distributed workforce. We use geo ranges to consider geographic pay differentials as part of our global compensation strategy to remain competitive in various markets while we hiring globally.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $59,050 USD - $66,400 USD. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location, and our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay for the successful candidate in this role is dependent upon many factors such as location, transferable or job-related skills, work experience, relevant training, business needs, and market demands. The base salary range may be subject to change.

Application process

Roughly 2 hours across 5 weeks

  1. Interview with recruiter
  2. Interview with future manager
  3. Interview with Senior Director, Payroll
  4. Prior employment verification check


Our full benefits & perks are explained in our handbook at As a global company, each country works differently, but some benefits/perks are for all Remoters:
  • work from anywhere
  • unlimited personal time off (minimum 4 weeks)
  • quarterly company-wide day off for self care
  • flexible working hours (we are async)
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • mental health support services
  • stock options
  • learning budget
  • home office budget & IT equipment
  • budget for local in-person social events or co-working spaces

How you’ll plan your day (and life)

We work async at Remote which means you can plan your schedule around your life (and not around meetings). Read more at

You will be empowered to take ownership and be proactive. When in doubt you will default to action instead of waiting. Your life-work balance is important and you will be encouraged to put yourself and your family first, and fit work around your needs.

If that sounds like something you want, apply now!

How to apply

  1. Please fill out the form below and upload your CV with a PDF format.
  2. We kindly ask you to submit your application and CV in English, as this is the standardised language we use here at Remote.
  3. If you don’t have an up to date CV but you are still interested in talking to us, please feel free to add a copy of your LinkedIn profile instead.

We will ask you to voluntarily tell us your pronouns at interview stage, and you will have the option to answer our anonymous demographic questionnaire when you apply below. As an equal employment opportunity employer it’s important to us that our workforce reflects people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences and this data will help us to stay accountable. We thank you for providing this data, if you chose to.