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Payroll Lead Europe

Berlin, Germany · People

Our passion at SumUp is championing small businesses. We believe in creating technology that is flexible, affordable and easy to use.  Every day millions of people around the world dream of starting their own businesses. We strive to help them to do this. Our long-term ambition is to enable businesses to close the loop to their consumers through beautiful and fair financial services.

We are looking for a Payroll Lead to join our People team. As Payroll is currently one of several responsibilities in the People Operations teams all over Europe, we are looking for an expert and leader to set up our newly created European Payroll function. You will make sure our payroll processes in Germany and several other locations in Europe are scalable. You will also help us to take our European payroll processes to a new level, while ensuring that we meet all compliance requirements.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead the German payroll team and guide our Payroll/People Operations Partners in smaller locations, such as FR, UK, IE, DK

  • Execute and lead reconciliation of SumUp's largest Payroll in Germany (900 employees and growing)

  • Build up a strong payroll team that can manage status quo and is ready for future growth

  • Ensure accurate and complete journal entries for General Ledger; prepare, review, and analyse payroll costs and balances and ensure timely resolution of reconciliation items

  • Identify and execute payroll process improvements and drive the automation of the payroll process forward

  • Take a leading role in the monthly reconciliation with our accounting team in Sofia

  • Lead and ensure successful audit results and compliance in our European locations

You’ll be great for this role if:

  • You have extensive experience working in German Payroll with profound knowledge of German employment law and social security

  • You have significant experience of managing end-to-end payroll processes gained in an international environment, ideally experience with multiple countries (experience with UK, Ireland, Denmark, Spain, Italy or France would be ideal)

  • You are an experienced leader in the payroll field, with experience of multiple different set-ups and technologies

  • You are fluent in English, ideally combined with at least work proficiency German language skills

  • You are an excellent communicator with active listening and interpersonal skills with a high-level of collaboration internally and externally

  • You have the ability to work in a fast paced, growing environment with changing processes and systems

Why you should join SumUp

  • We’re a truly global team of 3000+ people from 60+ countries, spread across 3 continents.

  • We get together regularly for breakfasts, team events, office parties and sports.

  • You’ll receive an annual budget for attending conferences and external training. 

  • We offer a corporate pension scheme, 28 days’ paid leave, subsidised Urban Sports Club membership and other great benefits.

  • We offer visa and relocation support for you, your family and even your pets.

  • You’ll be based in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe’s leading tech hubs and most vibrant cities.

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating tools that help them run their business. With a founders mentality and a 'team-first attitude' our diverse teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful in doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

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