Senior Payroll Operations (In-House) (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

The Role
People are our passion! HR at Personio is not "just" a department, it is our core business. As an HR Company it is our aspiration to be a role model and inspire other companies with our own HR work. Where else do you have the opportunity to really help shaping a product?

As Senior Payroll Specialist/Operations you are part of the People, Workplace & IT Team and the main point of contact for our employees when it comes to payroll-related topics. Furthermore, you will be part of the People Operations team who are constantly improving HR processes at Personio.

Here is a list of some of your core responsibilities and contributions:

  • You will be part of the responsible HR team addressing all questions around our internal payroll
  • You will prepare our internal payroll on a monthly basis. This includes preparing Germany (main) and supporting Ireland, UK, Netherlands and Spain's payroll
  • You will exchange correspondence with health insurance companies, tax offices, legal authorities, etc.
  • You will contribute to the maintenance of the topic compensation and benefits
  • You will assist with onboarding and offboarding processes at Personio
  • You will handle the payroll-related and general requests from our employees
  • You become a product expert and help us offer the best possible customer experience
What you need to succeed
  • You have successfully completed your business studies with a focus on accounting, controlling, finance, or HR-related studies
  • You have at least 4 years of experience in preparing German payroll for companies
  • You are familiar with questions and processes relating to payroll, compensation, benefits, overall taxation, and/or HR topics
  • You have experience shaping technology to set up Payroll and employee's data while customizing HRMs to becoming the main "source of truth" for HR  
  • You are very customer-oriented and are looking for ways to improve processes and procedures
  • Teamplayer. You are passionate about working with talented teammates. Your heart beats for receiving and giving feedback, to grow both personally and as an HR Manager
  • You are communicative with very good German (C1 level) and English (C1) spoken and written
  • You have a very diligent work style that can manage simultaneous projects
  • Nice to have - International Payroll experience and Shadow payroll
Why Personio
Aside from our people, culture, and mission, there are a variety of additional benefits that help make Personio a great place to work! Work with us and receive:

  • Competitive compensation package that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • 28 days of paid vacation, plus another additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • 2 Impact Days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society –  one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative! #SocialResponsibility
  • Find your best way to work with our office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! We offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework to suit your needs
  • Annual personal development budget of €1,500 for conferences, courses, books, career coach, etc.
  • Regular company and team events like Oktoberfest, ski trips, Christmas parties, and more! (COVID permitting)
  • High-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Receive generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Save money with corporate discounts across brands like Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, and more
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, including a Personio contribution
  • Choose between green mobility options, including a JobRad® bike or monthly public transportation ticket
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities across Germany for €22 per month with a subsidized Qualitrain membership
  • A beautiful, spacious office in the heart of Munich, complete with professional espresso machines, free drinks and snacks, and indoor and outdoor break spaces
About us
We’re using technology to revolutionize the way HR operates, transforming the way millions of people experience work every day. In June 2022 we raised a second Series E funding of $200 million, allowing us to turbocharge this change and making Personio the fastest-growing and most valuable HR technology company in Europe.

With over 6,000 customers and a team of 1,500 in seven offices across Europe, now is the perfect time to join! We’re hiring talented, impact-driven individuals who want to be more than just another employee. Will you be one of them? 

Personio is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to building an integrative culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We #EmbraceUniqueness and understand that our diverse, values-driven culture makes us stronger. As we continue to scale, we focus on enabling our employees to grow both personally and professionally.

We are proud to have an inclusive workplace environment that will foster your development no matter your gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, education level, or race.

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