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Payroll Specialist Germany

Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2023
, Poland

Job Family Group:

Human Resources Jobs

Worker Type:


Posting Start Date:

December 6, 2022

Business unit:

Human Resources

Experience Level:

Early Careers

Job Description:

Global Payroll is a dynamic community of payroll professionals, strategist, and problem solvers, we each play a unique role together with our partners, to ensure accurate, timely and compliant pay at high standards, enabling Shell’s business objectives through flexibility, standardization, simplicity, and actionable insights.

Where You Fit In?

Payroll Specialist Germany is an exciting opportunity for you to utilize your payroll administrative experience, stakeholder engagement and end to end process thinking capabilities, while developing a wider understanding of policy and process delivery, driven by legislative requirements impacting pay delivery and compliance.


  • Part of the Payroll Team in SBO Krakow, reporting to Payroll Operations Manager, no direct reports.

  • Principal support for German payroll with population of approximately 3500

  • Close collaboration with In-Country Payroll team

  • Close collaboration with teams in HR Operations (HR Advice, Country Operations, International Mobility, Global Expat Transactions and Recruitment Services)

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Local Payroll Processing (incl. Performance Shares, GESPP, Shadow Payroll etc.) as well as execution of Payroll Controls connected with Payroll processing (Payments to Bank, Posting to Finance)

  • Ensuring quality (correctness, timeliness and completeness) of pay & reporting process execution or conducting dedicated/mandatory FCM controls based on Actual Control description and random audits on the data amendment process, post-checking and payment of salaries, in accordance with internal audit guidelines

  • Contributing towards the quality of data amendment process by promptly detecting any inconsistencies and advising the colleagues in HR Operations

  • Reporting on this and, if any errors are detected, recommending improvements to the payroll teams in the countries and to HR Operations

  • Delivering upskilling training to all HR Operation teams to ensure knowledge of country Payroll and related Policies is up to date to have this reflected in their job aids and drive better Payroll Data Accuracy

  • Assisting external and internal auditors in their audit of payroll

  • Collaborate with the Payroll Manager on observed trends and draw conclusions on the future learning

  • Performing country statutory reporting activities as required by local statutory authorities (Tax, Social Insurance, other country specifically required reporting or submissions needed)

  • Monitoring correct operation of payroll software by dedicated and random audit and approval of monthly salary calculations for the all the different contracts before payroll close

  • Case Management for simple and complex Payroll queries


  • Minimum 3 years work experience - previous experience in HR / Payroll for Germany is an advantage

  • Experience in introducing and maintaining service excellence

  • Previous experience in Shared Service, Call Centre, and Service environment is an advantage

  • Broad experience in payroll administration

  • Affinity with HR and related terms and conditions

  • Knowledge of SAP HR/Payroll system

  • Good interpersonal and (data) analytical skills

  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)



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