HR Services & Payroll Specialist (80-100%)

ABB Schweiz AG

  • Publication date:

    12 May 2023
  • Workload:

    80 – 100%
  • Contract:

    Unlimited employment
  • Place of work:

    Baden, Aargau

HR Services & Payroll Specialist (80-100%)

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

The key purpose of the HR team is to help ABB stand out when it comes to our people - from leadership, performance and talent management to rewards and career opportunity. In all that we do, we seek to create competitive advantage by dedicating resources to attracting, developing and retaining talented individuals who are customer-focused, collaborative, innovative and driven. As HR Services & Payroll Specialist you will be a core member of the HR Operational Services Team, based in Baden. You will be responsible for delivering HR Service support to the HR community, business managers and employees. Being part of a motivated and dedicated team of HR Services & Payroll Specialists, you will take over responsibilities for different topics in the area of Payroll, Compensation, Benefits as well as Time & Absence.

This position reports to

HR Operations Team Lead for Payroll, Compensation & Benefits

Your responsibilities

  • Delivering HR Services and Payroll related support to the HR community, Line Managers and employees of assigned ABB entities and units as well as external third-party companies

  • Processing complex and escalated HR inquiries and requests (second/third level support) related to Payroll, Compensation & Benefits and Time & Absence

  • Ensuring all systems and databases remain up to date with current employee, organizational and payroll information while maintaining a high level of data quality and accuracy

  • Checking the quality of output from other HR Services & Payroll Specialists to ensure adherence to highest risk & control standards and policies (e.g. SOX)

  • Preparing and providing on-demand reports and documents to various internal and external stakeholders (e.g. social security and tax authorities, auditors, etc.)

  • Contributing to the planning and execution of annual processes (tax statements, annual salary round, bonus round)

  • Communicating information regarding Payroll, Compensation & Benefits and Time & Absence policies and standards to internal customers in a clear and concise manner to ensure understanding and adoption

  • Collaboration with various internal (e.g. HRBPs, HR Services Specialists, etc.) and external stakeholders (compensation offices, insurance companies, tax offices, etc.) in an international environment

  • Identifying opportunities for improvements based on customer feedback and own experience and contribute to projects to improve HR and Payroll processes

  • Living ABB’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues, and the business

Your background

  • Commercial degree with further education in the area of Payroll (e.g. social insurance specialist certificate)

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in a comparable role in a Payroll or HR Operations environment

  • Sound level of knowledge in Swiss tax and social security laws (AHV, IV, EO, BVG, UVG, etc.)

  • Ability to manage multiple demands on time and work with cross-functional teams

  • Customer-oriented, reliable and accurate way of working with strong analytical skills and a flair for numbers

  • Profound level of knowledge of Excel as well as proven experience with SAP (HCM)

  • Fluency in German and English is required, French or/and Italian would be a plus

More about us

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered, and operated. We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). This recruiting process is led by Raphael Messer, Talent Partner, ABB Switzerland Ltd. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website


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