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Working at Universal Hires

Work and grow with smart, inspiring people, who support and challenge you every day but also know how to enjoy life. At Universal Hires, you will work in a fast paced and innovative environment. We are leading the way companies expand are doing business in Germany.

Incentive-based varibale plus base pay.

Working is great, free time is greater.

Bright and modern office in the heart of Berlin.

Monthly company events to foster our team spirit.

Equal gender family leave when growing at home. 

Freedom over your time and your schedule.

Who We Are Looking For


Senior Payroll Manager (m/f/d)


As Germany’s leading staffing firm, we support foreign companies with their strategic expansion in Germany.

Our focus is to provide outsourced HR- and payroll management, also referred to as Employer of Records (EoR) and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) services, in which Universal Hires hosts our foreign client’s local employees on our payrolls.

We are looking to hire a talented and energetic Senior Payroll Manager to help us handle and develop our existing payroll operations. Reporting directly to the Managing Director and CFO of the company, you will be responsible for onboarding and payroll-related procedures in close collaboration with our global clients.

Job type: Full-time

Location: Berlin

Starting date: 1st March 2020

  • Delivering German payrolls for multiple international clients
  • Working closely with our clients on a daily basis, ensuring that the Payroll Service is delivered to professional and high quality standard
  • Collaborating with the Key Account team to successfully service Global Clients
  • Assisting with the delivery of projects, company objectives and processes to drive the business strategies forward
  • Managing and delivering client payrolls against the agreed schedule
  • Communicating directly with clients and external third parties to ensure deadlines are met, SLA’s are exceeded
  • Dealing with / Escalating Client issues
  • You will have graduated with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • You preferably have 3 years of experience in the HR industry
  • Proven negotiating skills, influencing abilities and relationship management experience
  • Demonstrated ability managing multiple projects – prioritization, planning and task delegation
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • A commercial mindset, excellent negotiation skills and experience with vendor management
  • You are fluent in English and German and can outline concepts clearly and concisely
  • Competitive salary
  • High degree of autonomy
  • Working with international, highly engaged peers
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication
  • Getting things done attitude
  • Exciting Challenges
  • Quiet and bright office on Friedrichsstrasse in the heart of Berlin

Sound good? Send us your full application to, and we’ll get back to you soon.

Universal Hires is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity by recruiting, hiring, training, compensating, disciplining, and promoting employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, or any other basis protected by law.