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German Speaking Payroll Specialist

Sector Location Job type Salary
€65,000 - €70,000 + bonus + 60% hybrid working
Date added
19 October, 2022

Job Description

I am delighted to share an opportunity for a German Speaking Payroll Specialist, working for a successful, international petrochemical company in Rotterdam.


Keep control of the accounts associated to payroll, and the attending of all SOX and internal controls.


German Speaking Payroll Specialist, Rotterdam, Netherlands


Responsibilities of the Payroll Specialist:

  • Sole management of the payroll for employees in Europe (focus on Germany) and Asia
  • Assist Accounting department through the management of the accounts associated to payroll
  • Compliance with SOX and internal controls associated with payroll
  • Control of contracts with the payroll service providers (payroll system and advisers)
  • Close cooperation with the Accounting department in payroll accounting and annual financial statements for relevant year-end closing activities
  • Contact person for internal and external customers regarding questions related to payroll
  • Advice on all matters related to wage tax and social security law, and sole responsibility for carrying out wage tax and social security audits
  • Preparation and evaluation of data for pension assessors
  • Projects in the context of HR, payroll or Accounting area


Skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Tax, Economics or Law, with a focus on Human Resources
  • Finance/Accounting or any related field or education as Tax Clerk
  • Minimum 5 years’ working experience in the field of payroll (manufacturing industry with international environment)
  • Knowledge of company pension schemes and partial retirement
  • Hands-on experience with end-to-end payroll process and project management
  • In-depth knowledge of wage tax and social security law in Germany
  • Experience with payroll programs LOGA and SAP
  • Competent in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills and service orientation
  • High level of confidentiality and sensitivity for interpersonal issues



  • Fluent in English and German