Payroll Coordinator

Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date : 
August 1, 2022

The Human Resources Office (HRO) at Central European University invites applications for a Payroll Coordinator position. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with excellent organizational skills and hold a relevant qualification.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Processing full-scale Hungarian payroll, including absences, benefit calculations, collecting and processing the confirmation of fulfillment
  • Managing and controlling ongoing maintenance of payroll system (NEXON) and payroll records
  • Managing, supporting, controlling, and completing monthly and annual payroll duties
  • Dealing with payroll deductions including tax, pension and social security contributions and preparing all statutory monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
  • Managing, supporting, controlling of maintaining an efficient, accurate and up-to-date filing system, including archiving of records as appropriate and in accordance with CEU’s policies
  • Liaising with all levels of employees (staff and supervisors) and freelancers on payroll related queries
  • Liaising with authorities and partners (NAV, NEAK, Pension Funds, etc.)
  • Ensuring preparation of proper Labor statistics
  • Managing, supporting, controlling of issuing employer and other certificates
  • Managing changes in our payroll records (NEXON) in a timely manner (salary, job, cost center, change of hours, etc.)
  • Handling and answering e-mails through a ticketing system (Zendesk)
  • Continuing development of professional knowledge and sharing it with the payroll team
  • Searching technical solutions in the interest of increasing efficiency


  • Demonstrated (at least two years) and also recent and relevant payroll processing experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Hungarian Payroll legislation
  • Good knowledge of the English language (verbal & written)
  • Experience with NexonBér and/or NexonTime
  • High-level of accuracy and strong organizational and record keeping skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to work under own initiative and not requiring day-to-day supervision,
  • Ability to carry out manual calculations
  • Highly motivated with excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • Attention to detail


  • Experience with an integrated software

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV and
  • Motivation letter

Please send your complete application package to: - including the job code in the subject line: 2022/028

CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset

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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