HR Data and Reporting Specialist

Open for Employee Referral
Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

The Human Resources Office at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an HR Data and Reporting Specialist position to support and manage the HR related data and reporting needs, both internally and externally.


Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary with entities in these countries. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs delivered in English ( and has approximately 800 employees and altogether 1000 contractors (such as visiting faculty).


Duties and responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a sound data and analytical basis for HR decision procedures and preparing accurate, properly visualized and timely HR reports for stakeholders. (S)he will have to support the HR department with proper data management, data input, and manage systems (like Nexon), improve HR’s reporting content andquality, while demonstrating timeliness and reliability. The candidate should bring their own initiative regarding HR data management and reporting, as well as cooperation skills to work with all HRO teams, or other CEU teams, as needed.


Main tasks:

  • Working with the designated databases (Nexon, SAP, etc), entering data and updating records as needed
  • Supporting HRO operations from a data management point of view (payroll, contracting, monthly cost allocation, etc.)
  • HR reporting:
    • Preparing HR reports for stakeholders
    • Ensuring the reporting is accurate, easy to understand (properly visualized) and is delivered on time
    • Providing advice on improving HR reporting in terms of content, visualization and accuracy
    • Participating in development of standardized reporting and Business Intelligence solutions to achieve consistency and efficiency.
  • Participating in data related improvement and system development projects:
    • Identifying and implementing process and system enhancements to better govern and increase integrity of HR data
    • Assisting with the roll out of new tools and systems including testing and training tasks
    • Acting as a team member in projects within HRO and with other CEU units
    • Occasionally acting as project manager of smaller data related projects.
  • Providing support in data management:
    • Continuously reviewing HR data quality in HR systems
    • Providing support with data cleaning
    • Performing periodic testing to validate overall data accuracy
    • Reviewing settings of systems where data are stored and managed (e.g. Nexon, etc.)
  • HR related data mining:
    • Creating reports/lists of HR related data and any segmented HR data as requested
    • Providing information for specific inquiries
  • Contributing to creating training material, preparation and conducting trainings (if applicable) like refreshment trainings for new users
  • Delivering small developments to support day-to-day operations
  • Identifying issues and risks and reporting them to the direct supervisor with solution recommendations.


  • University degree ideally in Finance, Economics, IT, or any numerical field
  • 3-5 years experience in data management and reporting also including data visualization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ideally working experience with an integrated HR system (SAP, Workday, and/or Nexon)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word Excel, and Power Point)
  • Advanced internal client communication skills
  • Coping with stress
  • Ability to work in an eclectic environment
  • Ability to work with others to deliver the required reports by the deadline
  • Accuracy
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical skills


We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.


How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter

Please send your complete application package to: including the job code in the subject line: 2022/002.
We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees of long-listed candidates may be contacted for references later by CEU.

Employee Referral Program application:

If one of our employees has drawn your attention to this job opportunity, please apply via this email address, and mention our colleague in the cover letter: - including job code in the subject line: 2022/002.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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