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Payroll Accounts Intern

Accutor AG is looking to hire a Payroll Accountant on a 13 months placement based in our office in Switzerland. Candidate is likely to be Undergraduate completing placement year or recent Graduate exploring new opportunities.  

Required Attributes:  

  • Mandatory- Tracking to achieve or having achieved at least an Upper Second Class in relevant Degree, specifically Accounting and Finance or similar. 
  • Strong interest in Payroll Accounting, Invoicing and Dunning, Taxation and Social Security.
  • A confident and professional manner – our clients include a number of Fortune 2000 companies and you will be communicating with them on the phone and via email on a daily basis.
  • Strong skills in using and understanding the flow of transactions in Excel and a keen interest to learn an integrated and automated payroll accounting system
  • Strong ability to assimilate and absorb new information, then utilise this theoretical information in practical situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion.
  • Excellent problem solving/judgement skills, and high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organisational skills, and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet all deadlines.
  • Excellent skills using MS Word, Excel, Access, and Internet Explorer.
  • Language Skills – a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. Another Foreign language especially German, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Slovak, Czech, Dutch, French or is an advantage, but not essential. 

  Description

  • Full training to be provided.
  • Responsible for the preparation and processing of monthly payroll for Contractors and Employees working around the world; review and ensure accuracy of approved timesheets; track and deduct all social security, tax and other special payroll deductions, as per instructions and training for each region.
  • Responsible for the coordination efforts between payroll, legal, budget and other departments to ensure proper flow and maintenance of contractor data (including preparation/distribution of detailed reports, e.g. labour "home" work, overtime, leave balances, head count, social security and pension contribution reports).
  • Handle the administration of the electronic timekeeping system, including creation and checking of monthly payslips. Setup each contractor, valid programs for each employee's charges, and adherence to systems; monitor submissions of approved timesheets, ensure valid data transfers to/from payroll service.
  • Responsible for verifying timesheet approvals
  • Responsible for timely invoicing
  • Responsible for expenses reporting
  • Responsible for the uploading of timesheets and payslips onto the Accutor client portal
  • Responsible for the establishment /maintenance of contractor records; ensuring that employee changes are entered correctly and made on a timely basis; review changes for proper authorisation and adherence to company policy including compliance with federal/state/local regulations
  • Responsible for reporting activities
  • Involvement and active participation in internal meetings and training/ workshops 

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