Intuitive Surgical Careers

Payroll Administrator (temporary position)

Vaud, Switzerland

Job Description

Job: Finance
Primary Location: Switzerland-Vaud-Aubonne-
Schedule: Full-time


Position’s Objective & Summary:


Complete all payroll tasks for the 17 countries in the region (Europe, India and Brazil).

Ensure payroll is processed with speed and accuracy, reflecting employees C&B packages, throughout the region. Verify compliance with local payroll requirements; stay up to date with changes in the laws and ensure appropriate amounts/deductions are correctly calculated and applied to the various accounts.


Roles & Responsibilities:

Payroll activities

  • Responsible for the entire payroll process, from data collection to final approval for all countries in the region (Europe, India and Brazil).
  • Primary point of contact for employees’ questions related to payroll
  • Coordinate payroll processing with local payroll providers in an outsourced model.
  • Ensure return and filing of all required documents with local third parties.
  • Ensure annual declarations are filled on time by local payroll providers
  • Work closely with accounting team for GL, accruals, payments and reconciliations.

Absence Management

  • Administer the absence system (E-days) in accordance with IS absence policies.
  • Control vacation and time-off rules are respected in all countries, ensure accuracy of data for payroll processing.
  • Primary point of contact for employees’ questions related to absences.


  • Assist the Payroll & Benefit Admin manager in the integration of the payroll and absences activities for a new country.
  • Participate to any projects when requested


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a payroll/HR administration function (preferably international) with at least a first successful experience in payroll
  • Strong analytical skills

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Figures oriented, exceptional attention to details
  • Ability to work autonomously whilst keeping open communication with key stakeholders.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Solution-focused and customer-oriented with a positive “can-do” attitude.
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Proven knowledge of Windows Office – Strong knowledge in Excel