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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. 


  • 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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