Citi Hungarian Payroll Senior Specialist in Budapest, Hungary

  • Primary Location: Hungary,Budapest,Budapest

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Operations

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 16052621


Citi Service Center Budapest was established in 2005 to serve 54 countries across EMEA and globally in some functions. We have grown over the years to boast over 20 separate products and functions, exceeding 1,000 employees and we continue to grow.

We are looking for an experienced Hungarian Payroll Senior Specialist for our Payroll team within HR Shared Services department.

Who we are? HRSS provides HR related administrative services to in country HR and employees. Our team is responsible for supporting EMEA with the Global payroll initiatives to strengthen and stabilize the Budapest CSC payroll operations.

This position is responsible for ensuring appropriate payroll of Hungary as well as other EMEA payrolls in a vendor managed and in-house processed payroll environment .

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participating in the preparation and processing of monthly payroll runs

  • Responsible for on- and off-cycle payments as well as 3rd party payment processes

  • Managing partnership with HP vendor and also with other internal departments

  • Maintaining appropriate records on employee receivable balances and ensuring appropriate payroll deductions

  • Assisting in the month-end and year-end close process

  • Reconciling payroll account balances

  • Taking part in projects in regards HR, payroll, reporting tools, best practices, internal controls and process developments

  • Assisting auditors by providing supporting documentation

  • Providing summaries by compiling statistical and payroll data

  • Resolving discrepancies of payroll information

  • Ensuring payroll accuracy to agreed Service Levels

  • Coaching and coordinating peers as necessary, by providing guidance and leadership.

Development Values:

Our candidate will develop knowledge of relevant legislation (personal tax, social security, labour relations) in the context of an increasingly defined and structured but also complex and often sensitive Payroll transactional service delivery model, including a fast growing portfolio of services and number of covered countries.



  • Fluent Hungarian and English language skills

  • Qualification in Labour Law, Payroll, Social Security or Taxation

  • Solid knowledge of Employment processes and Labour law (Hungarian specific)

  • 3+ years of experience in Hungarian payroll operation in a Shared Services environment

  • Experience with multiple countries’ payroll in the EMEA region

  • MS Office skills

  • Strong analytical skills are required for performing effective controls to make sure accuracy

  • Accurate and precise

  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to prioritise

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to ensure excellent client service

  • Ability to identify improvement opportunities

  • Flexibility in regards to working patterns in payroll peak periods.