Payroll Administrator (f/m/d)

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: Location: Vienna

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

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


Your key responsibilities:

  • Preparing, processing, and distributing employee’s information to External Payroll Provider
  • Maintain employee payroll records and ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Being the contact regarding Austrian payroll topics for employees and supervisors in the Vienna campus, answering questions via e-mail through a ticketing system within two working days or during the open hours in the office
  • Collecting all frequently asked questions, answering them, and updating the Austrian payroll section of Human Resource Office SharePoint
  • Supporting the Senior Payroll Expert in taking our payroll processes and procedures to the next level and implementing them in-house in the future


Your skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field
  • At least 2 years of previous experience in payroll administration activities in Austria, ideally in an international organization
  • Knowledge of Austrian payroll regulations and tax laws
  • Comfortable communicating in German and English language
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • High level of accuracy and strong organizational and record keeping skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under own initiative and not require day-to-day supervision
  • Attention to detail



  • Experience with SAP software
  • Expertise in international payroll processing  
  • Knowledge of Austrian tax filings, tax policy


What CEU offers:

  • International environment
  • Modern office space, easily accessible, opportunity to work from home (2 days/week)
  • Salary supplement for meals
  • Employer contributions to Resaver private pension plan
  • Family support scheme
  • In-house opportunities for job related trainings and workshops


We offer a competitive salary starting from gross 40,000 EUR/year. A higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate’s working experience.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV 

Please send your application to - including the job code in the subject line: 2023/022


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.


Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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.

The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the applicable data privacy rules, including specifically the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at:  (Hungary: Közép-európai Egyetem, Central European University) or  (Austria: Central European University, CEU Central European University Private University).

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