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Payroll Specialist - French/German/Italian/Dutch Speaking

Location:  Budapest
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jan 8, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1186482

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 



Let us introduce you the job offer by EY GDS Hungary – a member of the global integrated service delivery center network by EY established in Hungary in 2021.


The opportunity


When you join EY, you’ll be at the heart of EY’s critical mission to build a better working world by applying your knowledge, skills and experience in assisting clients in meeting their business objectives. You will learn, grow and contribute – building new relationships and discovering the satisfaction that comes through producing high-quality, valued work and advice.


Staff - The role supports the initiatives of the Global Payroll engagements. Responsible for service delivery support in conjunction with EY’s engagement managers globally.



The Payroll Delivery Staff role provides subject matter expertise and support in payroll delivery to local Payroll operation teams. Opportunity to partner with the Global Payroll engagement teams to drive GDS Payroll delivery initiatives.


Your key responsibilities

  • Responsible for partnering with the Global Payroll engagement teams to drive GDS Payroll delivery.

  • Review delivery of payroll processing service, ensuring the operational aspects of payroll processing and associated activities (including Build to Gross and Gross to Net, Pay processing, Post payroll validation, T&A management and reporting) are accurate and delivered within appropriate timeframes and comply with relevant legislation.

  • Good understanding in a few country legislations

  • Review and monitor for new code setup and monitor legislation changes are included in the processing.

  • Manage payroll system set-up including data migration and transition (on-boarding)

  • Work with multi-disciplinary functions (process & technology)

  • Actively work with GDS Payroll Leader and internal team members in identifying and implementing the process standardization, simplification and automation opportunities.

  • Manage the authorized payroll applications

  • Effective work planning and capacity utilization to manage an efficient service delivery


Skills and attributes for success

  • Prior experience in managing payroll for specific countries, high volume and multiple clients’ payroll will be a plus.

  • Exposure to multi-country payroll and payroll lifecycle in a Client service environment

  • Good understanding of a few payroll tools/technologies

  • Ability to quickly adapt to new tools

  • Knowledge and hands on experience in Statutory and Pension contribution management

  • Experience in developing cross functional teams in a multi-disciplinary practice.

  • Proven ownership of delivering on strategic projects will be a plus

  • Strong numeracy skills and attention to detail

  • Good experience on functional and product capabilities of ERPs like SAP, Oracle or Workday.

  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Good Project management skills

  • Strong client and stakeholder management skills

  • French/ German/ Italian/ Dutch/ Ukrainian/ Polish/ Croatian/ Slovenian/ Romanian language knowledge


Ideally, you will have


  • A payroll related diploma/certificate may be advantageous, but not necessary 

  • Prior experience in tax accounting and finance would be beneficial, but not necessary 

  • Must demonstrate strong analytical skills


What we look for 


We look for candidates with proven experience in people management and strong experience in Payroll management


What we offer

EY Global Delivery Services (GDS) is a dynamic and truly global delivery network. We work across seven locations – Poland, Argentina, China, India, the Philippines, the UK and Hungary – and with teams from all EY service lines, geographies and sectors, playing a vital role in the delivery of the EY growth strategy. From accountants to coders to advisory consultants, we offer a wide variety of fulfilling career opportunities that span all business disciplines. In GDS, you will collaborate with EY teams on exciting projects and work with well-known brands from across the globe. We’ll introduce you to an ever-expanding ecosystem of people, learning, skills and insights that will stay with you throughout your career.


EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


Join us in building a better working world.


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