International Payroll Specialist

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Posted Mar 27, 2024

International Payroll Specialist

Company Description

DPR Construction is an international general contractor for high-tech construction projects (data centers and life sciences). We have grown from zero to around 150FTE’s in Europe in the last three years and are currently looking for a Payroll specialist professional with the focus on payroll (domestic and shadow) and HRIS systems (Workday, E-time, CMiC) to support our finance team in the Amsterdam office. You will be reporting directly to the CFO for Europe.

Job in a nutshell

In this role, you will be the first point of contact for all payroll (domestic and shadow) related questions, you will ensure a smooth payroll process with help of our outsourced payroll provider whilst ensuring accuracy, correctness, and completeness. The strive for continuous improvement and a process mindset are skills we would like to see embedded in the future candidate as well.

Your tasks


  • Be the first point of contact for all payroll related queries (internally & externally for our outsourced payroll provider)
  • Ensure performance of outsourced payroll provider is at the right quality level, otherwise initiate improvements.
  • Monitor the monthly payroll in 4 different countries in Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Kingdom)
  • Support with the setup of payroll in new countries and coordinate with our outsourced payroll provider
  • Monitor and align with external payroll partners to understand local policies
  • Responsible for overall monthly payroll reporting
  • Drive continuous improvement with our external payroll provider to optimize payroll processes
  • Ensure payroll tax compliance in cooperation with the EU employment tax manager

What you bring to the table

  • 3-7 years’ experience in payroll administration
  • PDL diploma is a definitive plus
  • Proven experience working with an outsourced payroll provider 
  • Proven experience in a payroll position in a fast-paced environment required
  • Strong knowledge of tax and wage laws in Europe (e.g. benefits in kind)
  • Strong knowledge of shadow payroll is a must
  • Knowledge of Workday and any other HRIS is a clear plus
  • Working accurate with attention to detail
  • Strong organizational-, coordination- and time management skills
  • Effective working and proper prioritization of activities in a dynamic work environment
  • Proactive and independent personality with a strong service orientation
  • International mindset
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills, German and Dutch is a plus
  • Confident use of MS Office applications, especially good knowledge of Excel is beneficial

We offer

A challenging and varied position in an international Finance team, where you can make a difference with a lot of independence. The company supports your personal development with coaching and a comprehensive training program. A collegial company culture in which mutual exchange of experience and regular professional and social events are held. Very attractive employment conditions and social benefits round off the advantages of our company.

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