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Date live: Mar. 13, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: HR

Reference Code: 90384572

Contract: Permanent

Payroll Specialist

As a Barclays Payroll Specialist, you will have an exciting opportunity to be accountable for preparing all payroll related work across Barclays Branch in Germany, ensuring timely & accurate payments, controls and reporting. This includes the day-to-day payroll tasks as well as the review of all payroll-related processes, manual payments but also steering of relevant projects.

Barclays Europe is an inspiring place to be: we’re building a truly European bank with the support of one of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions. We have a clear mission, huge sense of momentum and the energy of a new business. All of which means we can offer agile, determined and resilient people a platform for remarkable professional and personal growth. Together, we’re putting Barclays at the heart of Europe; putting Europe at the heart of Barclays.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?
•    Ensuring timely and correct payroll including payroll-related services for assigned population in Germany taking into account local tax and social security laws and rules
•    Accounting for day-to-day steer of German suppliers for payroll or payroll-related activities
•    Being accountable for timely paid salaries including accountability for accesses to payment system and reconciliation of accounts (in collaboration with Finance teams)
•    Leading local company pension tasks like contact to external actuarial support, providing relevant information to colleagues and include payments in local payroll
•    Liaising with international payroll team and exchange information cross-border
•    Observing internal and external changes of payroll policies and standards as well as local laws
•    Steering multiple external payroll auditors (tax, social security, accounting auditors for relevant assessments) to ensure best outcome for all German branches of Barclays

What we’re looking for:
•    Experience in German payroll including knowledge of German income taxes and social security in Germany
•    Proficient use of HR systems like Datev/Lodas, SAP HR /HCM, Success Factors (or similar) and Microsoft Excel
•    Ability to effectively manage a high volume workload and showing good interpersonal skills with a high level of flexibility
•    Experience in management of third parties or external suppliers

Skills that will help you in the role
•    Excellent analytical skills
•    Good communication skills in German and English required to communicate and build relationships with colleagues across branches and borders
•    Excellent presentation skills to a professional audience including peers and senior stakeholders

Where will you be working?
Our new Frankfurt office is based in the heart of the new business district in the Taunus Turm. It boasts modern, collaborative work spaces and offers a gym, a number of different food outlets close by and direct access to a large park.


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