Payroll Administrator

Open Society Foundations
  • Location
    Berlin, Germany
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Dec 03

Position description

Payroll Administrator. Berlin. Posting Date: 11/21/2019. Deadline: 12/07/2019

Please note that this is a permanent, fulltime (40 hours / week) or part-time (minimum 20 hours / week) job.

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your knowledge of German Payroll? We're seeking a Payroll Administrator based in Berlin to ensure the organization is able to pay employees accurately and on time.

The Open Society Foundations works to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world's largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

The Global Finance and Grants Management team, comprised of 85 members, sits in our Berlin, London, and New York offices and supports OSF staff across the global network of foundations, in over 40 countries. The team is comprised of specialists spanning the global operations of the Foundations.

As a Payroll Administrator at Open Society you will:

  • Maintain and provide data for monthly payroll processing to external service providers;
  • Support the development and maintenance of processes, for collecting and maintaining payroll related data and data flows;
  • Prepare, review and reconcile monthly payroll;
  • Assist in reconciliation of employer's payroll related tax account(s);
  • Assist in administration of employee movements (hires, retirement, maternity etc.) and preparation on payroll statistics as assigned;
  • Support in introduction of new policy developments, represent Finance Department as assigned;
  • Communicate with legal and tax authorities such as Health Insurance Company, Agency for unemployment, etc.


What we are looking for:


  • 1 to 3 years of experience in Payroll in Germany with relevant education.
  • Specialized knowledge and applied experience in managing and implementing a payroll system
  • Sound knowledge of income tax and social security law and willingness to deepen this knowledge
  • Fluency in German and strong knowledge of English


Desirable (but not required):

  • Exercise good listening , written, verbal, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills and understanding of confidentiality;
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office and payroll specific software;
  • Manage work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, troubleshoot and follow through to completion, possess strong attention to detail, while meeting strict deadlines;
  • Provide excellent customer service with a pleasant disposition and diplomatic manner when interacting with colleagues and the general public.


What we offer:

  • Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts.
  • Top-notch benefits and perksdesigned for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more .
  • A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.


See what a day in the like of an Open Society colleague is like.

If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.



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