International Payroll Services
Simplifying global payroll.
IRIS FMP is a trusted provider of global payroll, benefits, payments and HR solutions for organizations expanding globally. Operating in 135 countries worldwide.
Trusted partner in global payroll services.
We support businesses in 135 countries worldwide to reach their expansion goals.
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Complexities of global payroll
With varying languages, currencies, benefits, and most importantly, legislative compliance to contend with across different countries, global payroll can feel impossible to navigate.
It’s no surprise that global payroll can seem overwhelming when failure to comply with local legislation can:
- Put your business at serious risk of costly fines and penalties
- Develop into lawsuits when not managed
- Cause a damaged, sometimes irreparable reputation
- Result in the closure of your overseas business.
Compliant. Managed. Simplified.
At IRIS FMP, our experts have an in-depth understanding of local legislation across multiple countries, meeting regulatory standards and ensuring full compliance in every country we operate in. We deliver compliant, managed, and simplified global payroll to help your business expand, so you can rest assured your payroll is being taken care of as it should when you work with us
Centralized international payroll – across every country
Looking for a cloud-based payroll portal that gives you full visibility across every aspect of your global payroll? Look no further than IRIS FMP’s new payroll portal.
Our international payroll services
Payroll onboarding & off-boarding.
Across 135 countries, we help businesses seamlessly and compliantly on-board and off-board employees from payroll to save your business valuable time.
- Complexity discovery sessions
- In-country authority registration & set-up
- In-country payroll configuration
- Parallel run(s)
- De-registration of employees and payroll with local authorities
International payroll & payment services
Secure payroll processing & calculation.
As global payroll experts who understand the complexities of delivering payroll solutions in multiple locations, languages and currencies, we have the ability to process complex in-country payroll calculations correctly and securely, without fail.
Preparation & Calculations
- Employee changes
- Salary changes
- Variable pay & bonuses
- Holiday & absences
- Statutory changes
- Income tax (national & regional)
- Employer’s and employees’ social security
- General ledger reporting
- Salary calculation
International payroll & payment services
Paying your overseas employees shouldn’t have to be painful. You need to make regular payments, so you need a partner that is consistent, reliable and punctual. At IRIS FMP, we ensure that your global workforce receive their pay on time, every time in their local currency.
Request & Receipt of Funds
- Raise Funds Request (FR) with breakdown of foreign liabilities for payment (salaries, social security, taxes primarily)
- Funds collection management, money movement and funds allocation processes
- Commit, reconcile and cross-reference trades
- Reconcile disbursements & post trade reporting
- Pay employees in their local currency
Other Beneficiary Payments
- Pay local beneficiaries in their local currency from in- country bank accounts e.g. social security and income tax obligations
International payroll & payment services
End of year statutory reporting.
There’s no need to worry about deadlines. We ensure that you meet all local deadlines with compliant filing and reporting from our expert, in-country teams.
End of Year Reporting
- Country specific Tax Year-End (TYE) procedures, processes and timescales
- Review of payroll settings and reconciliation activities
- Production and disbursement of final pay runs & reports
- Updating of employee records (allowances, tax codes, social security records, share plans)
- Updating of relevant authorities
New Tax Year
- Ensure you are compliant for any new local legislation changes
- Adjust director settings for the new tax year
Why choose IRIS FMP for global payroll?
It’s no surprise that IRIS FMP are a globally trusted payroll partner. Not only is our goal to harmonize your global workforce as you grow, but we also save you time and money. We take the pain away from payroll to allow you to focus on your strategic goals and improve the engagement and performance of your global workforce.
Simplified, Accelerated People Performance
Seamlessly, compliantly onboarding your organization and people to rapidly unlock your talent investment by reducing their time to value.
Trusted Excellence in Global Payroll & Benefits
We take the complexity away from local pay & benefits, ensuring your growing global workforce are paid accurately on-time, every time.
Global Expertise, Local Knowledge
Our qualified & experienced global HR specialists work in partnership with you to maximize your global workforce’s full potential.
Solutions That Flex With Your Growth
Flexible people-led pay & HR solutions supporting you across the employee & global expansion lifecycle.
Industry-recognised Awards & Accreditations
Operating in 135 countries worldwide.
We have helped businesses take the plunge and expand their operations overseas for over four decades. Take a look at some of the countries we can provide payroll solutions for.
Global expertise, local knowledge.
You’ll have access to one dedicated point of contact, but you’ll benefit from a broader network of in-country experts.
No matter where your business is operating from, our experts will have a strong understanding of local laws and legislation to keep your payroll in safe hands.
Trusted market leaders in global payroll & HR services.
To be a leading global payroll provider, you need a proven track record of your expertise – and we have just that.
Happy customers from all industry sectors all across the globe
Countries where we can deliver ‘in-country’ payroll & HR services
Or 90% of the global workforce covered by our payroll & HR solutions
in global payment disbursements paid per annum by IRIS
Over four decades of helping customers grow with our payroll & HR solutions
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Discover an integrated payroll and HR payroll solution
Whether it’s navigating currencies, different languages, or legislative compliance, international expansion brings many challenges.
By covering every stress point with the expertise of both HR and payroll in-country experts, you can experience true peace of mind afforded by a holistic solution.
Operating in 135 countries worldwide, we’ll help you reach your expansion goals overseas with our multi-country payroll services, alongside global HR services.
Our combined payroll services include:
- Payroll onboarding & offboarding,
- Secure payroll processing & calculation,
- International payments,
- End of year statutory reporting,
- …and more.
Expanding fast? We do much more than global payroll.
At IRIS FMP we do more than pay your employees. We are able to provide a complete end-to-end service that scales with your business. We can unify global payroll & HR to get you up and running overseas faster and more efficiently, improving employee time to value.
Our flexible approach not only ensures payroll and people compliance, but it also enhances productivity and improves engagement and performance of your global workforce. Our payroll solution is fully scalable to ensure you have maximum support every step of the way.
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International payroll service FAQs
International payroll uses a system of in-country experts to compliantly and accurately pay employees situated around the world. These experts will process payroll for the employees in their country, submitting the pay run figures to a central dashboard or account manager, they will also file any required submissions to the local government relating to your payroll.During this process, experts will need to consider factors such as country-specific regulations, taxes, insurance and more.
Then, once the total pay run figures for every country are submitted, the employerpays the amount in full to the employees, and the in-country experts ensure each employee receives relevant paperwork, such as a pay stub and supporting tax documents.
International payroll services should include:
· A dedicated point of contact for all of your payroll questions
· Complaint, accurate and on time Payroll processing
· Payslip, or pay stub, distribution
· Assistance in payroll audit
· Country-specific reporting
· Where possible, facilitate direct local currency payments to your employees
· Data entry & processing into the payroll system
· Personnel & document production
· Annual declarations
· Tax and social security deductions
Depending on the amount of payroll you need to run and the knowledge of global payroll requirements for specific countries that you may already have, there are two different ways that you can run international payroll:
· Outsourced international payroll – Where your business fully outsources its international payroll to an already established company that has in-country experts, the software to process the calculations and submissions, along with the backing of multiple team members to give high quality and timely support.
· Managed in-house – Where you train your in-house payroll department on the payroll requirements for all countries you are expanding your business into. Often you will have to acquire expensive in-country payroll software to be able to make the local tax and government submissions, as well as calculate tax in a compliant manner.
When expanding to a new country, or countries, increasing the expertise in-house is often expensive and time-consuming, especially when software is also required. Hiring specialist staff with expertise in a specific country’s payroll is often far more challenging, especially as the subject is so niche, even finding a new colleague with the language requirements could be difficult, especially when you are starting somewhere new.
The expense of hiring or training can easily enter the thousands. If that employee leaves, companies will have to hire and retrain again. An international payroll provider is already established in a variety of countries and can therefore get your employees on pay run in a matter of days, not weeks, and best of all you don’t have to worry about the software or the training, it’s already handled.
Outsourcing the international payroll process means that customers can focus on their business whilst the service provider takes care of running your payroll solution, including any compliance matters, security, or other difficulties associated with managing payroll in other countries.
The set-up of international payroll depends on the number of countries you want to expand to and the legislation that exists there. For example, scaling into one country with a simpler payroll legislative system with a basic tax structure is going to take less time than expanding into a country with regional tax variations.
As international payroll services vary, even within one company, there is always the opportunity to customise the service depending on your needs. You may want to include items like:
· Calculation of pay and any deductions
· Calculation of employer payroll taxes or deductions
· Benefit payments and administration
· Recording and submitting necessary reports to the respective authorities
· Making the necessary payments (tax, social security etc.)
IRIS FMP tailors its solutions to best complement a business’s goals and needs. To ensure confidence, accuracy, and compliance, every customer will have direct access to a dedicated payroll manager. With direct and personal support, you can entrust that your payroll solution will be delivered with limited disruption or delay.
IRIS FMP has HR Consultancy support available, should you need support with any tricky employment relation issue or just general advice on the best practice in that country.
IRIS FMP operates in 135 countries worldwide and is continually expanding. This means that we can provide a comprehensive global payroll service, no matter where you’re looking to expand to. Below are just some examples of where we work. We also have a comprehensive list of countries we work in:
· United Kingdom
· Hong Kong
Middle East / Africa:
· United Arab Emirates
· South Africa
North America & Latin America:
· United States of America
It’s important for us to work with a team that really understands French payroll, tax and government legislation, and FMP does. They take our needs as a client seriously and fulfil them.Yvonne Davit, Payroll Administrator at Hootsuite
I cannot say enough positives about our experience with FMP. Everyone prioritises providing the highest level of customer service… We could not have chosen a better business partner for our needsPat Pucci, Human Resources Director, Maritz Global Events
“We soon noticed the benefits of having the different payrolls under one bureau; we could use the same format to submit changes to all of them… We have experts on-hand to deal with any queries that come up, and they run our payrolls efficiently and correctly every month.”Sarah Clarke, Payroll Manager at Westcoast Limited
“We have one Account Manager to deal with, rather than having a different one for each location. The Account Manager is always very helpful & all communication is in English.”Leonie Lennon Senior Payroll & Benefits Administrator
“We love that IRIS is fully managed, it requires minimal work from us, everything is so effortless and seamless! It’s saved us so much time not having to learn and look into how to manage international payroll, everything is handled for us.”Naomi Van EA and Office Manager Up Learn
“FMP is very easy to do business with and responds to emails on a timely bases. Very willing to answer any questions and concerns we have concerning payroll and reports”Kim Adrian Sr. Payroll Specialist RF-SMART
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