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Cisco Senior Payroll Specialist (German Speaker) in Krakow, Poland

Our payroll team looks after the payroll needs of all Cisco countries across our EMEAR region. Payroll Team manages or directly runs the accurate and timely payments for over 13,000 employees in over 60 countries. This gives professionals in the team a chance to gain significant exposure to the payroll practices in many different countries.

What You'll Do

Responsible for End to End payroll process for one/several markets/countries in EMEAR Central Region in an in-house payroll processing or outsourced to local vendor. For specific countries you would be assigned to, you will be responsible for:

  • Payroll Data inputs and maintenance

  • Reviewing and controlling payroll processing

  • Processing all payroll related payments to employees, Tax Authorities and Social Security Office

  • Preparation of monthly reporting to the authorities inc. tax and social security

  • Process all payroll related journal entries into the general ledger

  • Compliance & Employee Support

  • Audits support

  • Single point of contact for the business partners (i.e.

  • HR and Finance)

  • Financial Analysis and planning: able to calculate impacts of law changes in term of social security, benefits, tax wages

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree preferably in Finance/Accounting field

  • At least 4+ years of payroll experience with multi country payroll or equivalent experience in the areas of customer service, human resources, benefits administration, financial institution, application support or other relevant work experience

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills in English and German

  • Experience with systems: ADP GV (SAP), Workday

  • Legislative payroll knowledge for Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Netherlands

  • Advanced level Excel skills including the ability to manipulate data accurately and the ability to create meaningful reports

  • Experience at turning raw data into meaningful reports for different audiences

  • Hands-on experience of data entry and data validation with an ability to carry such tasks out with a high level of discipline and accuracy

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Must possess critical thinking skills and enjoy problem solving

  • A comfort level with change, the ability to adapt to change and the ability to recover quickly from adversity

  • Be a self-starter who can prioritize tasks and manage deadlines

  • Positive/can do attitude

  • Proactiveness and teamwork disposition

  • Good judgment and confidentiality

Desired Skills

  • Experience in inhouse or vendor payroll for one or few of the countries, preferably Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands

  • Legislative payroll knowledge for Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Netherlands

  • Experience in accounting on basic to intermediate level

  • Payroll qualifications recognized in the relevant country

  • Partnering skills - with the payroll stakeholders such as HR or Finance

  • Experience in a multinational remuneration environment

  • Eager to learn new processes and be part of the improvement projects


Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.