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Head of Payroll and Shared Service (f/m/d)

Germany – Remote | Human Resources

Head of Payroll and Shared Service (f/m/d)

Location: Munich Office, Hybrid, On-Site or Remote within Germany

ABBYY powers intelligent automation. We reimagine the way people work and how companies accelerate business by delivering the intelligence that fuels automation platforms. Our solutions transform enterprise data and empower you with the insights you need to work smarter and faster. We help more than 5,000 companies globally, including many of the Fortune 500, to drive significant impact where it matters most: customer experience, profitability, and competitive advantage.

We bring together top experts from all over the world to form our growing team of 1,300+ employees, offices in 15 countries, and headquarters in the United States. Joining ABBYY means becoming an expert in a big global team working on challenging projects. Our flat hierarchy allows employees across the world and functions to make a direct impact on our business strategy, while people programs like health and fitness challenges, Volunteer Time Off policy, internal lectures, and social events foster teamwork and work-life balance.

ABBYY is looking for a new Payroll and Compensation & Benefits professional to join our European HR and People Operations team. As a member of our growing People Operations team, you will work closely with Finance to execute and coordinate all payroll activities with local payroll providers while also administering company benefit packages for seven countries across Europe. Additionally, as the Payroll and C&B Adviser, you will participate in various global HR projects, including executing internal global C&B related programs locally.

The ideal candidate has deep, specialized knowledge and experience in German tax, social insurance and labor laws as well as experience in international payroll management, knowledge of best practices for some European countries and an interest to further develop in this area. To be successful in this role, the candidate should bring excellent interpersonal and organization skills, a high degree of autonomy and a passion for finding great ways to keep our employees happy.

This position is based in our Munich office, with the flexibility to work from home. We invite you to join us! Working for ABBYY means working autonomously on global projects that boost your personal and professional growth.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the European Payroll processes with the support of external providers across 7 countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and the UK.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, changes to pay rates and benefits.
  • Oversees required payments to third parties and ensures statutory deadlines are met.
  • Resolves payroll discrepancies.
  • Acts as the key contact person for the external providers, authorities, insurance companies, tax advisors and others.
  • Supports the tax and social security audits in collaboration with HR and/ or tax advisors.
  • Implements and administrates Compensation & Benefit programs, policies and procedures and ensures that they comply with current local tax legislation as well as global company guidelines.
  • Explains, notifies, and advises employees and managers of the company’s benefits, such as pension schemes, shares program, etc.
  • Compiles benefit data and prepares summary reports.
  • Participates with HR and Finance in annual benefits review.
  • Provides various communications to Employees via letters and/or e-mails as it relates to employee Payroll and Benefits.
  • Participates in various global HR function projects.


  • University or equivalent degree.
  • 4+ years of experience in (international) payroll processing, human resources, and compensation and benefits, within a fast-paced international environment.
  • Current European payroll, health and social insurance and income tax knowledge.
  • English and German language business level proficiency. French or/and other European languages would be a plus.
  • Collaborative team player with ability to work independently.
  • Strong time management skills, able to manage changing priorities.
  • Self-motivated person with passion for learning new things.
  • Process-driven, always looking for ways to optimize functions and processes.
  • Laser focused, with an excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) or similar applications.

We enable you to:

Be Сhallenged and Autonomous

We support your aspiration for professional development and empower you to implement your ideas to complete challenging projects. We have flat hierarchy and the management – from team leads to top managers – is open for ideas and discussions. Every opinion counts.

Be an Experienced Advisor

ABBYY's global expertise includes various industries, such as Financial Services, Insurance, Transportation & Logistics, Healthcare, Government, and Legal. We are a significant player in the RPA and broader intelligent automation market through strategic partnerships and embedded technology licensing with leading vendors. Having a global structure, we work on most of the projects in international teams. A major part of the employees in Operations regularly communicate in English – both in emails and during the calls and meetings. 

Be Yourself

The success of our employees is top priority for us, and we strive to create an inclusive and productive environment for everyone. We value a culture of trust, collaboration, and respect by fostering open communication, a continuous cycle of feedback, and recognition. We know every team member brings unique value and aspirations. We enjoy learning about each employee and seeing careers grow at ABBYY.

ABBYY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace.


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