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Payroll Manager - German /French /Italian /Nordic /Dutch

Location:  Budapest
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  11-Jan-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  857928

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.


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. If you have good payroll knowledge and experience and you have good English/European/Asian language skills, you might be the one that we are looking for!


Tax Payroll Manager

EY Global Delivery Services means 40 000 specialists providing globally IT, HR, finance, project management and strategic business services to EY member firms. In addition, we deliver support and solutions to clients from all over the world. We’re showing how better questions helps us build a better working world. We do it with great people who know how to team. Our values influence the way we work with each other and how we serve our Clients.


Your key responsibilities

The Payroll Manager role provides subject matter expertise, project leadership, and direction to local Payroll operation teams to ensure our Payroll service is fit for purpose. The role supports the initiatives of the Global Payroll engagements. Responsible for service delivery support in conjunction with EY’s engagement leaders and partners globally. You will take on a wide range of tasks:

  • Strong understanding of standards and processes in any ERP systems in Finance module (SAP, Oracle etc.)

  • Strong understanding in integration of finance module with other ERP modules

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

  • Manage payroll system set-up including data migration and transition 

  • 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 and disbursement, overpayment recovery, leave management and reporting) are accurate and delivered within appropriate timeframes and comply with relevant legislation 

  • Review complex payroll for data input, quality control and maintenance of records to ensure accuracy, service quality and data integrity 

  • Work with client to meet its taxation, social security and other legislative and statutory obligations through processing and preparation of returns, related reports, forms and other documentation as requested 

  • Provide a responsive, accurate client advisory service on payroll matters, resolve difficult enquiries and assist in identifying payroll errors and implementing corrective action where required to ensure employee salaries are processed accurately and database integrity is maintained 

  • Coach, mentor, train and coordinate the activities of the team 

  • Manage the application and monitoring of the Hub’s methodology framework, principles, and delegations 

  • Publishing weekly reports to the leadership displaying the progress of the project.

  • Adhoc reporting and other duties as required  


Skills and attributes for success

  • Previous experience in handling payroll processing and high-volume payroll 

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

  • Expert numeracy skills, attention to detail and accuracy 

  • Proven ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in English in a clear and concise manner

  • Experience in payroll, and the use of a ERP 

  • Experience in personnel and people management, including supervision and team building  

  • Proven ability to work effectively in managing a team and relate effectively with staff on all levels 

  • Proven ability to quickly learn new information, processes and procedures 

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and identify and resolve problems 

  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products – advanced/expert excel 

  • 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 

  • German/French/Italian/Nordic/Dutch language knowledge at least on an intermediate level


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.


Apply now. 


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