International Payroll Specialist - German Speaker

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  • Job Description

      Req#: J-039826

      We are looking for an International Payroll Specialist - German Speaker! Join our dedicated international team, where you'll primarily handle payroll responsibilities for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

      This includes preparation of the monthly payroll reports, coordination, and audit of the payroll outputs with the support of our external Payroll Providers, preparation of journals, and ad-hoc reports, and making sure that we process payments in a timely and accurate manner. Attention to detail, prioritization skills in a dynamic environment, and a drive for enhancing processes are keys to success in this role. Our key stakeholders are across Finance, HR, People Operations, Audit, and Compliance teams. Our Corporate functions partner closely with business leaders – and with each other - to create and support the strategic roadmap. Collaboration is key where the ability to think creatively, build strong working relationships across geographies and functions, and problem solving will contribute to your success and the success of our business.

      This position can be office-based, Hybrid, or fully remote from any of IDEXX's offices in Europe.

      In This Role

      • You will be responsible for the processing, auditing, and reconciliation of payrolls, assuring their accuracy, compliance, and timelines

      • You manage relationships with various stakeholders and payroll providers with a focus on the accuracy and timely receipt of payroll reports

      • You coordinate payroll approvals & payment instructions with the Finance team

      • You prepare monthly payroll GL journal, accrual reports, and month-end closing reporting activities

      • You ensure compliance with statutory regulations, collective labor agreements, and company policies

      • You attend to payroll-specific queries from employees

      • You support various internal and external audits

      • You provide payroll feedback and data when required to support ongoing HR projects.

      What You Will Need to Succeed

      • You have a minimum of 3+ years of experience working in an international payroll/accounting environment

      • You have knowledge and experience processing payroll for Germany, Switzerland, and/or Austria including an understanding of payroll regulations, compliance, and tax laws

      • You have worked with an outsourced payroll provider (ADP SPM knowledge is a plus)

      • You have experience managing internal and external stakeholders including local payroll providers

      • You can work independently, and accurately, and meet tight deadlines

      • You have excellent communication skills in German and English

      • You can take ownership of payroll processes

      • You have proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and MS Teams

      • You can effectively manage shifting priorities and overcome various challenges

      • You have the willingness to learn and take and receive feedback constructively

      • You have high ethical standards and a positive attitude.

      Why IDEXX

      We’re proud of the work we do because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 10,000 talented people.

      So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery. At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement.

      Let’s pursue what matters together!

      IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. IDEXX is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

  • About the company

      IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is an American multinational corporation engaged in the development, manufacture, and distribution of products and services for the companion animal veterinary, livestock and poultry, water testing, and dairy markets.