Payroll Specialist

Today, companies are constantly urged to drastically reduce their carbon footprint. By trading in a wide variety of renewable energy products, STX enables businesses to achieve this goal. In doing so, we contribute to a more transparent environmental commodities market and, therefore, a greener world. We’re looking for a Payroll Specialist to join our business and the extremely dynamic market we operate in, and to embark on a journey with us towards a better tomorrow. 


The operations function forms the backbone of any company. At STX, the Operations team, which comprises IT, Finance, Human Resources and Middle Office, works closely with all other teams and desks to ensure that STX continues to perform and deliver at an exceptionally high level. As a critical partner in the business, Operations also guarantees compliance with all the relevant rules and regulations. Moreover, the Operations team works collaboratively to make sure that STX has the necessary structures and processes in place to grow and develop further in new products, industries and markets. 


“For any company to succeed, it must have the best people on board. As HR professionals, we ensure STX attracts and retains the most competent talent through employee engagement, training, development and the company culture. The HR team is collaborative, proactive and action-oriented. We focus on growth and development. I love that reporting lines are short, and as a result, we get work done quickly.” – Maaike Altenburg, HR Lead


As International Payroll Specialist you are end to end responsible for the payroll process in all countries where our offices are based. Of course we want to pay our employees all over the world their salaries on time and ensure timely and accurate processing of the payroll. This includes collecting and providing payroll data to the local payroll providers and reviewing the completed payroll reports. Currently our colleagues are based in Amsterdam (HQ), Gothenburg, Hamburg, Lyon, New York, Singapore, and we are expanding further on a global level.


On a monthly basis, you are responsible for collecting all payroll data from internal departments, organizing and submitting to the local payroll provider in a timely and accurate manner, and:

  • Review monthly payroll output reports to ensure (variable) data is processed correctly
  • Be the first point of contact and sparring partner for our local payroll providers around payroll processes and other payroll related communications
  • Be the go-to person for all payroll related questions for our employees
  • Keep track of and ensure compliance regarding all local legislations
  • Prepare 30% ruling applications and carry out regular checks
  • Prepare and submit monthly changes to our pension provider and insurances and check payroll invoices
  • Participate in the payroll implementation process for new countries, if needed
  • Work together with external parties (e.g. local lawyers, tax advisors) in case you need any advice on the practice of local labor law
  • Prepare and align with the Finance team on payroll reporting
  • Work together with the HR and Finance Team to implement automation, innovation and any continuous improvements around the payroll processing and reporting
  • Optimize employee processes and experience


You have a few years work experience in an HR department of a commercial and international oriented organization, and:

  • 5 + years’ of experience in (international) payroll for the Netherlands, experience with further EU countries is advantageous
  • Ability to identify and mitigate (compliance) risks and well versed in local labor law
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment, as well as independently while adhering to processes and procedures
  • Proactive, flexible and service orientated
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, accurate and a high level of integrity
  • A multitasker who can prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Business fluent in Dutch and English, both spoken and written and any further (EU) languages is a big plus


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Pension scheme contributions
  • Strong focus on personal and professional development
  • Sport and training opportunities
  • Assistance with relocation to the Netherlands


Are you ready to embark on a journey with us? Please submit your application for this job by clicking on the “apply” button. For further questions, please contact the Recruitment department at

STX Group offers equal employment opportunity. Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated. 



About STX

A lot has changed since 2005, when STX Group was founded as a small-scale intermediary company in the heart of Amsterdam. Starting out modestly, but ambitiously as one of the first European players in the Carbon Emission (EUA) market, the firm has grown over the years into a reputable international intermediary and trading company that employs over 150 staff members and covers a wide range of products on the global market. Working from offices in Amsterdam, New York and Gothenburg, our various teams draw on their entrepreneurial mindset to serve our clients optimally in their own languages. Our goal? To consolidate growth in dynamic existing markets while further exploring new products and emerging markets. Ultimately, our mission is to become a leading trader and market access provider in illiquid environmental commodities and debt capital markets.

Growth through new products and markets

These days, STX Group serves as a intermediary, principle and proprietary trader in the international renewables market and financial markets. On the environmental commodities side, we intermediate and trade a wide variety of different renewable energy certificates and physical renewables, such as biofuels and biodiesel. Over the years, we have expanded to trade in a diverse range of new products and have moved into numerous new markets. Such developments account for the rapid growth the company has enjoyed since its inception.

Entrepreneurialism and diversity as key success factors

The only thing that hasn’t changed since 2005 is the location of our headquarters: we’re still based alongside Amsterdam’s canals in the vibrant heart of the city. To date, we remain one of the few intermediaries in the Dutch capital and one of the only trading firms to have such an international employee base serving the global market. A key driver behind the company’s growth and success is the great diversity within our teams: not only does our in-house staff base comprise an impressive 20 different nationalities, but the (academic) backgrounds of our team members vary widely too. This diversity guarantees that, as a group, we can tap into the creativity and versatility required to continuously develop only the best and most innovative ideas and solutions to problems we encounter. Great performance is rewarded with great growth within the company. We don’t believe in silos; we operate as teams. Cross-country, cross-disciplinary and cross-position collaboration is key. We don’t place much emphasis on hierarchical structures. What we do value? Entrepreneurial spirits who have great ideas and are keen to join the STX family to work on building the future together.

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