German Payroll Specialist - #336707

SET Recruitment Consultants

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time

German Payroll Specialist

Location: Remotely

Employment Type: Full-Time

About the Position: Set Consulting is on the lookout on behalf of a leading firm in human capital management, who is seeking a motivated Payroll Specialis to join their team remotely or anywhere. in Germany. In this role, you will be responsible for acceptance, validation and completion of all payroll processes and checks. You will be expected to establish and maintain good working relationships with your client team, respond to and resolve client employee inquiries within established timelines, and keep up to date with German payroll legislation.

Key Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of German payroll experience
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Proficient in payroll accounting software (e.g., LoGa, SAP)
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of German tax regulations and social security laws
  • Experience in handling payroll for a large number (approx. >3,000) of customer employees.
  • In-depth knowledge of quality control and testing standards.
  • Initiative with a high degree of customer orientation.
  • Ability to work effectively globally and interact regularly with partners and leaders in Europe and North America.
  • Experience in working/dealing with various collective agreements/collective regulations.
  • Knowledge of working with/using


  • Ensure that wage and salary payments, including taxes, benefits, etc., are processed, reconciled, verified and transmitted correctly and on time in all respects.
  • Process payroll accurately and on time.
  • Handle quality assurance and testing.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to address payroll issues and employee inquiries.
  • You support customers in human resources and payroll in accordance with contractual requirements, legal regulations and business requirements.
  • You will create, update and review standard operating procedures and conduct quarterly document reviews.
  • You feel responsible for results and projects in every respect and work through them consistently until completion.
  • You think and act proactively, recognize opportunities and act accordingly to proactively contribute to process improvements.

What we offer you:

  • We offer YOUnity programs for diversity and inclusion, leisure activities for work-life balance, and wellness initiatives.
  • Engage in volunteer activities, sponsored events, and internal growth programs.
  • Recognize achievements with competitive pay, bonuses, and career advancement opportunities through excellent pay, benefits and bonuses.

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