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German Payroll Expert

Date: Nov 21, 2018

Location: Székesfehérvár, Hungary, HU

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 110143 

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Position Summary:

Responsible for content based supervising the SSC EU German Payroll Team activities ensuring high quality, knowledge, and continuos improvement.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and drive improvement opportunities related to SSC EU German processes.
  • Build and maintain strong and co-operative relations with the Payroll Germany team.
  • Prepare and maintain SSC EU German Payroll Processes, Job Aids and various checklists.
  • Ensure SSC EU German Team up-to-date knowledge on German legislation, company agreements and other local policies.
  • Co-ordinate payroll cycles in SSC EU payroll based on the Payroll Calendar and other regular activities.
  • Maintain German payroll Issue Log and ensure follow-up actions are made.
  • Support Head of SSC EU with root cause analysis, Dashboard preparation and KPI monitoring.
  • Function as a bridge to EU payroll SSC and consolidated inputs of benefits (e.g. SIP bonuses, Be Brilliant); identify and drive process simplification.
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of HR data by setting up data audits and process evaluation methods.
  • Develop, maintain and support a variety of reports and queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools.  Support the reporting for local and regional (Europe) HR groups.
  • Support HRIS and other global/regional HR initiatives including, but not limited to, headcount/FTE reporting, performance and talent management database, training data input, HR portal administration.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • 3-5+ years related experience in German Payroll
  • Proficient with one or more HRIS; ADP GV a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and MS VISIO
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong problem solving
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills in English, native-like German


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Team player with proven expert skills
  • Ability to effectively manage confidential information and work independently as necessary
  • Preferred experience with SAP payroll and HRIS technology
  • Experience in writing policies and procedure manuals


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel sporadically
  • Willingness to work in an office in Székesfehérvár


Our offer:

  • Be a part of an international team working with the world’s largest automotive manufacturers
  • Attractive salary package
  • Extensive technical trainings
  • Career development opportunities
  • Employee discounts on our HARMAN (JBL®, AKG®, HARMAN Kardon®) and Samsung products


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

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