Payroll Specialist

  • Location:
    Krakow, Poland
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

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 & be part of the payroll transformation project (shared responsibilities). For specific countries you would be assigned to, you will be responsible for:
Reviewing and controlling payroll processing

Process all payroll related payments to employees, Tax Authorities and Social Security Office
Compliance & Employee Support
Process all payroll related journal entries into the general ledger
Prepare monthly tax returns for wage taxes
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

We may also need ad hoc support with a huge transformation project of Cisco Payroll: implementing in-house model for Poland and/or automated interfaces between Workday (new HR system) and EY payroll system for 74 countries worldwide (in EMEAR, APJGC and LATAM). In This project we need:

a.      Good knowledge of Workday

b.      Payroll and/or finance knowledge

c.      Testing /data comparison / analysis

d.      HR system (Workday) and Payroll System (EY system) integration support

e.      Experience in implementation projects


Minimum Qualifications

Requires Bachelor’s degree preferably in Finance/Accounting field

At least 4+ years of payroll experience with multi country support 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 (German advantageous)

Experience with systems: Workday, ADP GV
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

Experience at being part of the payroll improvement projects

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 payroll in one or few of the countries: Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland  
System testing and data analysis experience

Problem solving

System integration support experience is a huge plus

Experience in accounting on basic to intermediate level
Payroll qualifications recognized in the relevant country

Meets challenging deadlines under pressure and balance multiple priorities

Partnering skills - with the payroll stakeholders such as HR or Finance
Sense of urgency and ownership; self-motivation to take on new challenges

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

Stakeholder relationship management