Payroll Specialist

Location DE-Hamburg
Requisition ID
Business Area
Global Shared Services
Human Resources
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

You will be working in a modern, international and digitalized organization that is driven by the purpose to safeguard life, property and the environment. The DNV Germany headquarter is placed directly at the waterfront of Hamburg’s HafenCity. The DNV Payroll department is part of a professional Global Shared Service Center organization and provides services for over 1.200 employees, in multiple legal entities, for different German locations from Rostock to Augsburg. 


You will be part of our HR Payroll Team providing expertise in end-to-end payroll processes. As Payroll Specialist you will have the ownership over social insurance regulations, income tax and related process change execution. Our payroll system is a long-proven SAP HCM system including a state-of-the-art ESS / MSS service for our German employees, line managers and other stakeholders.


In your role you will:

  • Handle the operational implementation of the monthly payroll in accordance with current tax and social security provisions as well as operating rules and procedures 
  • Oversee the implementation of personnel measures such as employment, relocation processes, contract changes and withdrawal 
  • Be the payroll contact person for employees and managers for your area of responsibility 
  • Maintain contact with external authorities or health insurance providers
  • Be in charge of calculation of payment compensations
  • Handle the administration of the appendant registration systems and statements 
  • Cooperate in optimizing and developing cross-functional processes 
  • Support our payroll experts during tax inspections and audits 
  • Cooperate in cross-departmental projects 

We offer:

  • Seven great colleagues who value teamwork and support each other
  • Open and trusting communication with your management
  • Flexible working time including working from home 2 days per week
  • Attractive compensation including bonus scheme
  • Employer funded company pension
  • 30 days annual vacation
  • Public transport subsidy (HVV-Ticket)
  • JobRad
  • International working environment
  • Company & Social events
  • An excellent place to work in HafenCity in a new office environment
  • Sickness supplement for up to 12 months
  • Canteen with excellent reputation and subsidized meals

Position Qualifications

  • Professional experience in German Payroll ("Lohnbuchhalter")
  • Profound knowledge of German social security contribution and income tax regulations
  • SAP HCM experience preferable
  • Usage of Case Management System welcome
  • Precise and conscientious working style 
  • Customer orientated communication 
  • Very good German skills required - written and verbal
  • Good English skills required
  • Experience in a Shared Service Center organization is a plus

Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions.


The Global Shared Services (GSS) organization within DNV provides high quality, cost effective services and processes within Human Resources, Finance and IT, based on requirements defined by the business areas and Group. GSS also develops central competence for distinct services, projects and development and will support policy, procedures and system implementation on a global, regional, and local level.


GSS is about bringing a team of true process experts together, going for professional service levels at industry standards, and offering centers of expertise for competence based advisory. We are driven by people’s competence and motivation to help and support the business areas. As a member of the GSS community you act in a professional, multi-cultural, competent and service oriented environment with good possibilities to enhance your personal competencies and expertise, and to build a strong network with colleagues around the world.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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