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Payroll Specialist



Accounting & Finance
Germany · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

The next chapter of our growth story needs YOU!

At Go1, we have grown from humble beginnings into the world's largest aggregator of educational content. We give organizations and their employees access to the largest curated e-learning library on the planet. Millions of people are using it to unlock their positive potential. We're endlessly curious, collaborative, and inspired by life-long learning. Although we have different backgrounds, we share the same vision; to reach a billion learners as we unlock positive potential through a love of learning. We owe it all to our people. Every win… every idea… every extra mile. They've made us who we are. And there's so much still to do – so much opportunity for you to own. Together, we're on a path to improving a billion lives and a culture where everyone can thrive.

The Payroll Specialist is responsible for processing payroll, remitting payroll taxes and government reporting as well as preparing monthly, and year-end payroll statements for Germany, France, Spain, and the UK.

Here's a taste of what you'll be doing::

  • Preparation of monthly payroll from end to end for Germany, France, Spain, and UK entities
  • Ensuring all payroll transactions are processed efficiently and compliantly
  • Collecting, calculating, and entering data to maintain and update payroll information
  • Compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and non-taxable wages and reporting on this
  • Determining payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income, social security taxes, employer's social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments
  • Preparation and payment of monthly and quarterly bonus / commissions across all global entities, regions, and divisions within current time frames, ensuring payments align with current bonus policies
  • Preparation and management of companywide salary increases
  • Preparation of reports for Finance for month end processing
  • Monthly reconciliation of integrations between our multiple systems, highlighting and addressing any discrepancies as and when they arise.
  • Work harmoniously with external parties such as fair work, external payroll and financial advisers, auditors, and tax consultants

You will have:

    • Experience in a multi-country payroll function
    • Exposure to HiBob, Employment Hero, DATEV, PayFit and/or NetSuite would be highly regarded
    • Experience implementing a new payroll system would be highly regarded
    • Familiarity with relevant payroll and tax laws in Germany, France, Spain, and the UK
    • Ability to plan, prioritise and work independently to achieve goals and deadlines
    • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a wider team
    • Exceptional time management and communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Dynamic team member, with strong interest in fostering effective collaboration within and external to the organisation

At Go1, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. This role pays between €62 - €70K and your actual base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, and experience. This role is also eligible for the employee bonus plan and employee stock options.

Join our team at Go1 and be at the forefront of transforming education through innovative learning solutions. Together, we can change the world. One learner at time.

While technical skills are important, it is just as important for us find people who will positively contribute to our diverse culture. We welcome you to apply, even if you don't exactly meet the criteria above.


Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive incentive plan in addition to salary
  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Monthly work from home or transport reimbursement
  • One time work from home office set up budget
  • Unlimited access to the Go1 Learning Hub, and mentorship program
  • Professional development fund
  • Volunteer leave to give back to the community
  • PTO + Wellbeing days
  • Flexible public holidays - take the days off that are important to you, swap out the ones that are not
  • Family planning & parental leave, plus support for parents returning to work
  • Wellness initiatives and an Employee Assistance Program

We are committed to facilitating a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. If you require any accommodations, we welcome you to let us know so we can work with you to participate fully in our recruitment experience.