Head of Payroll

Amazon /Slovakia/ s.r.o.

Place of work
Bratislava, Slovakia
Contract type
Wage (gross)
6 000 EUR/month

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

ve you the opportunity to really make a difference to our business by working on and initiating projects in a fast-paced environment and ultimately delivering results.

It is critical to Amazon’s on-going success that we provide the highest service to our employees. If you are motivated to dive into the detail and take ownership, we have the career you’re looking for!

About Amazon

Amazon strives to be earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. We treat every day like day one: a day to bring in fresh ideas, a day to challenge convention, a day to make more good things happen for our customers. It’s that kind of entrepreneurial spirit that will drive our success now, and reinforce our reputation for great service for years to come. You could be part of it. It’s as simple as this: Work hard. Have fun. Make history.

About the role
Amazon is looking for a strong operational leader with excellent communication skills and a strong proven background in delivering multiple payrolls. The role is a fantastic opportunity for a leader, who wants to raise the bar for the payroll team and set the team up for success.

The successful candidate will lead the EMEA Payroll team located in Bratislava. They will be responsible to be the Bratislava Payroll Site Leader and be the payroll operational leader of several regional teams: CEE - Poland, CZ Republic, Slovakia, Serbia and Romania; SEU - Italy and Spain; DACH - Germany, Austria and Switzerland; Benelux; and Nordics: Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway.

This position will be responsible for all aspects of the Bratislava Payroll Operations including: hiring, training, and employee development; managing group workload and establishing priorities; ensuring existing policies and procedures are followed; managing annual performance targets and operating budget; creating and monitoring appropriate performance metrics. This position will also act as an escalation point in resolving complex outstanding issues with internal and external business partners. Overall responsible for Audit compliance and Business controls.

The role requires a candidate with ability to manage and improve the payroll operations (performance metrics, internal controls, compliance, automation…) as well as to manage regional projects. The candidate will interact with senior and executive stakeholders worldwide.

Key Strategic Objectives
· Contributes to the strategic direction of the company based on internal and industry knowledge
· Responsible for developing and communicating team or department vision and goals
· Build and monitor the consolidated BTS Payroll Operations annual operating plan to forecast headcount needs with detailed analysis of budget to actual results on a monthly and quarterly basis
· Partner with external stakeholders HR, HRS, Accounting, Treasury (external to Payroll department)
· Partner with internal stakeholders Compliance, Controllership, Payroll Transformation, Payroll Academy
· Responsible to develop and implement systems to support rapid growth
· Performs autonomously and initiate and manages complex, departmental and/or cross- company work
· Build scalable processes to recruit, train and develop business professionals to support business expansion in EMEA
· Lead performance review processes with VPs, Directors and senior leaders across functions in the region

People Management

Leading and developing a team, including: hiring, training and employee development; managing group workload and establishing priorities; ensuring existing policies and procedures are followed; managing annual performance, targets; creating and monitoring appropriate performance metrics; succession planning; resource planning. Coaching junior first time people managers. Responsible for 50+ team members including second line managers, first line managers and individual contributors.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

· Payroll Experience - more than 15 years
· Experience of leading and managing teams – more than 10 years
· A minimum of 10 years in a role with a similar scope
· Strong vendor management skills and experience
· Strong in-house payroll experience, including application change management
· Previous experience within a control or audit environment
· Able to develop a professional payroll function which is scalable & flexible to meet the company's rapid growth
· Experience working with SOX compliance
· Fluent English + another EU language C1/C2
· Vast knowledge in Payroll Accounting
· Vast knowledge of EMEA Labor law and local legislation


Brief description of the company

At Amazon.com, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on the Earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and result driven people.

Amazon opened a center in Slovakia in 2011 creating over 1000 new jobs till today. The new center is operated by Amazon /Slovakia/ s.r.o. and is located at
Twin City Tower( Mlynské Nivy 10). Currently there are divisions like Vendor Contact Management, Financial Operations, Payroll, Listing Specialists, Catalog, Amazon Media Group, Mass Vendor Recruitment and more. We even have virtual roles with possibility to work from home.

All open positions together with a job description and contact details can be found on www.amazon.jobs.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Amazon /Slovakia/ s.r.o.
Mlynské Nivy 10
821 09 Bratislava-Staré Mesto


Kontaktní osoba: Michal Pistovcak
E-mail: poslat životopis
ID: 4017219  Datum zveřejnění: 7.1.2021  Spodní hranice mzdy (brutto): 6 000 EUR/month