Payroll Specialist



Accounting & Finance
Germany · Remote
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2023

As a Payroll specialist - DE & EN speaking you will be responsible for assisting the payroll manager coordinate the payroll for multiple entities. This includes assisting running payroll to company deadlines, coordinating & checking the payroll with external vendors, preparing reports and setting up payments in a timely & accurate manner. In this position you will be part of a dynamic, and open minded international team.

You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of countries in EMEA and APAC.

What You'll Do:

Within this dynamic role your main tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of payroll reporting data within Workday
  • Assisting the payroll manager with submission of all monthly payroll data to our payroll providers.
  • Coordinate payroll approvals & funding instructions with the Payroll Manager.
  • Help drive payroll automation with the help of third parties and teams within the organization that contribute to upscaling the payroll processes
  • Assisting with compliance with statutory regulations, and company policies
  • Attend to payroll specific queries from employees as they may arise
  • Support Finance teams with month-end close and reporting activities as needed
  • Support the Payroll manager as needed

What We're Looking For:

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as be a strong contributor within the payroll team. Interpersonal skills, good communication and the proven ability to work accurately with tight deadlines and a strong focus on results are a must. Other qualifications are:

  • 2 - 4 years of experience working in a payroll/accounting environment (especially German payroll)
  • Excellent communications skills in German and English (other languages are plus)
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to details, priority-setting, with the ability to handle multiple assignments effectively and efficiently
  • Strong excel skills, Workday and NetSuite experience is a nice to have
  • Strong verbal and written communication ability
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple concurrent projects with varied stakeholders
  • Ability to manage fast paced environment and take ownership of the payroll processes quickly