Payroll Coordinator

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

Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a Payroll Coordinator position at the Human Resources Office at the Budapest Campus.  Our future colleague will be partially responsible for the payroll in Hungary and in Austria ( approximately 500 CEU employees, in cooperation with the Austrian payroll provider), shadow payroll, and all other related tasks for CEU’s employees  – in cooperation with other team members.


Duties and responsibilities 

  • Processing full-scale payroll tasks, including absences, and benefits calculations.
  • Managing, supporting, and controlling changes in NEXON (salary, job, cost center, change of hours, etc.).
  • Managing, supporting, controlling, and completing the monthly and annual payroll duties.
  • Managing payroll deductions including tax, pension, and social security contributions; preparing all statutory monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Processing and calculating salary increases and paybacks.
  • Maintaining an efficient, accurate, and up-to-date filing system, including archiving of records as appropriate and in accordance with CEU’s policies.
  • Setting up new employees, processing terminations, and related payments.
  • Liaising with employees across the university at all levels (staff and supervisors) on payroll-related queries.
  • Liaising with authorities and partners (Austrian payroll provider, NAV, NEAK, Pension Funds).
  • Preparing proper statistics on labor.
  • Managing, controlling, issuing employer certificates, among other certificates.
  • Continuously developing professional knowledge to improve the overall performance and teamwork of the payroll team.
  • Researching the best technical solutions for efficiency and best practice purposes.


Skills and competencies 

  • At least two years of demonstrated relevant experience in payroll, including in recent years.
  • Excellent knowledge of Hungarian payroll legislation.
  • Basic knowledge of Austrian payroll legislation.
  • Good knowledge of the English language (verbal and written).
  • Experience with NexonBér and/or NexonTime.
  • Basic knowledge of Excel.
  • High-level accuracy.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Self-initiative and the ability to work independently without requiring daily supervision.
  • Ability to carry out manual calculations.
  • Highly motivated with excellent organizational skills. 


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

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:  

  • A cover letter   
  • A full resume   
  • A writing sample, preferably business correspondence.  


Please send your complete application package to: including job code in the subject line: 2021/060. 


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.

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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