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People & Talent

Budapest, Hungary


Are you an experienced Payroll Specialist with experience in outsourced international payrolls, and a good eye for overall payroll development? Do you want to be part of building and scaling our payroll operations in a truly global tech organization? If this sounds like you, then we’d love to chat!

Role background

Wolt is a Finnish technology company founded in 2014 with a mission to transform the way people can order food from restaurants. Wolt has since grown rapidly and became a global company, currently operating in 23 countries and over 120 cities across EMEA, servicing 15M registered users - and this is only the beginning. The People team at Wolt currently consists of 100+ HR, Payroll, and Talent Acquisition professionals located in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tel-Aviv, Tbilisi, Budapest, Zagreb, and Tokyo.
We always strive for global scalability, modern processes, and automation, and therefore we prioritize systems development in every area of the business. With this attitude, during 2021 the People team has launched platforms like Workday, Altshare, and Charles Schwab, while simultaneously beginning the rollout of Quinyx and changing our payroll vendor to ADP.
We are going through rapid growth in our global payroll team, and we are looking for a Senior Payroll Specialist located in Budapest, with an end-to-end understanding of payroll processes and ideally payroll experience from both in-house and outsourced payroll.
This is a truly unique opportunity to be part of a payroll team in one of the fastest growing companies in Europe, having a chance to really contribute to what modern global payroll looks like, with a goal to provide a world-class payroll experience to all of our employees.

What you’ll be doing

  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in managing complex international payrolls, including receiving, validating, and completing payroll-related data activities for one or more countries.
  • Deliver a world class employee payroll experience when delivering payroll services and when customers need help, while also resolving any complex issues that arise with a root cause analysis and corrective action.
  • Work closely with our HR and Finance teams day to day and in all project activities, and ensure that the global design turns into local best practice payroll processes.
  • Supporting our HR team in the hands-on collection, calculation, and entering of payroll data, where not handled within our system integration, and analysing more complex inputs across the team, including management reporting activities.
  • Ensure the integrity of payroll data across integrated HR and payroll systems.
  • Develop analytical approaches to scrutinize intricate data, apply critical thinking skills, and gather input from a range of peers to make key decisions for rectifying any discrepancies. Implement mitigating mechanisms to prevent future failures.
  • Own a number of development projects that impact the payroll function Woltwide and take the payroll lead on other payroll or business lead change activities.
  • Act as the SME on our payroll transformation rollout for your countries, drawing current and future needs of payroll in your regions, transferring the data and ensuring that the new design fulfils all local statutory and legal requirements.
  • Mentors and supports other teammates on their day to day work and complex challenges and employee queries, and when necessary, backup your teammates to deliver payroll services.
  • Opportunity to take on a Payroll Partnering role with a key cross functional stakeholder or process to evolve the process function wide.
  • Owning the prioritisation and execution of a roadmap for the given area.
  • Create, maintain and improve payroll process documentation, and act as peer reviewer.
  • Take ownership of your development plan and collaborate with your Team Lead to achieve your goals.
  • Fulfil any additional tasks as assigned by the Team Lead.

Our humble expectations

  • You have a strong understanding of core payroll management and processes.
  • You have 5 years + of experience in a similar role 
  • Experience and passion towards payroll and payroll-related technology and processes.
  • Previous experience in payroll operations and Workday (or other enterprise HR systems) is considered a strong advantage.
  • You are a strong communicator, with high working proficiency in English.
  • You enjoy taking ownership and solving problems proactively.
  • You know how to use MS Excel proficiently.
  • You work well in a team and are completely comfortable collaborating remotely and dynamically using digital tools such as Slack and Zoom.

Next steps

If you are excited about working in a high-growth environment, taking ownership, and being part of an extremely ambitious team, then click below to apply and get the conversation going!

If you have any further questions about the position, you can turn to:

Orsi Kocsis, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner - orsolya.kocsis@wolt.com

Please note that we do not accept applications sent by mail. You should submit your application through our careers website!

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