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Payroll Risk & Compliance Expert - Germany

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About Remote

Remote is solving global remote organizations’ biggest challenge: employing anyone anywhere compliantly. We make it possible for businesses big and small to employ a global team by handling global payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance. Check out to learn more or if you’re interested in adding to the mission, scroll down to apply now.

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All of our positions are fully remote. You do not have to relocate to join us!

What this job can offer you

We are looking for a highly experienced Payroll Lead to join our team. Our ideal candidate will have experience in regional/global payroll operations, including a deep understanding of wage tax laws and social security regulations in at least one country. Proven track record in identifying payroll compliance risks and implementing controls.

What you bring

  • Experience in-house payroll experience Germany
  • Deep understanding of wage tax laws and social security regulations in the Country of expertise
  • Experience of liaising with the local tax authorities
  • Demonstrated capability in handling complex, compliance-heavy tasks, leveraging analytical skills for effective problem-solving.
  • Experience in making recommendations for process improvements and ensuring that they are implemented
  • Strong sense of accountability and ownership, with a proven ability to collaborate effectively and drive results in a team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that ensures the individual can engage effectively with Senior stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience working on payroll systems and services in a multi-product, high-growth scale-up company
  • Proficiency in data manipulation (eg sql, excel, sheets)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, international work environment with a passion for making an impact.
  • You understand the need and ideal to work largely asynchronously.
  • It's not required to have experience working remotely, but it is considered a plus.
  • You write and speak fluent English.
  • You write and speak fluent local language the Country of your expertise

Key Responsibilities 

  • Risk and Compliance: Conduct comprehensive risk reviews of payroll files to verify accuracy and compliance with all governmental wage tax laws (federal, state and local) and social security requirements. Identify and rectify discrepancies, underpayments, or overpayments, and recommend corrective actions. build and maintain the future of payroll with Remote product, engineer and operations teams.
  • Reporting and Documentation: Prepare detailed audit findings reports, highlighting areas of concern and recommending improvements to payroll processes. Maintain strong records of audits performed, methodologies used, and the resolution of identified issues.
  • Provide support and training on compliance matters to payroll staff.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential compliance risks and develop strategies to mitigate them. Actively anticipate future legislative changes and contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures that enhance payroll compliance. and manage all proprietary payroll software training resources, including quick start guides.
  • Maintain frequent communication with stakeholders
  • Coordinate with remote internal teams to facilitate testing and integration of recommendations.
  • Work closely with remote teams, including Product, Engineering, Tax and Accounting to develop Payroll solutions through proprietary software.
  • Identify solutions to challenges, inconsistencies, and obstacles by collaborating with necessary stakeholders.


  • You'll report to: Senior Manager, Payroll Risk & Compliance
  • Team: Global Payroll Risk & Compliance
  • Location: Anywhere in the World
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Remote Compensation Philosophy

Remote's Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, unbiased compensation and fair equity pay along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. We do not agree to or encourage cheap-labor practices and therefore we ensure to pay above in-location rates. We hope to inspire other companies to support global talent-hiring and bring local wealth to developing countries.

At first glance our salary bands seem quite wide - here is some context. At Remote we have international operations and a globally distributed workforce.  We use geo ranges to consider geographic pay differentials as part of our global compensation strategy to remain competitive in various markets while we hiring globally.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $ 45,900 to $ 103,350. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location, and our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay for the successful candidate in this role is dependent upon many factors such as location, transferable or job-related skills, work experience, relevant training, business needs, and market demands. The base salary range may be subject to change.

Application process

  1. Interview with recruiter
  2. Interview with future manager
  3. Interview with team members (no managers present)
  4. Prior employment verification check 


Our full benefits & perks are explained in our handbook at As a global company, each country works differently, but some benefits/perks are for all Remoters:
  • work from anywhere
  • unlimited personal time off (minimum 4 weeks)
  • quarterly company-wide day off for self care
  • flexible working hours (we are async)
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • mental health support services
  • stock options
  • learning budget
  • home office budget & IT equipment
  • budget for local in-person social events or co-working spaces

How you’ll plan your day (and life)

We work async at Remote which means you can plan your schedule around your life (and not around meetings). Read more at

You will be empowered to take ownership and be proactive. When in doubt you will default to action instead of waiting. Your life-work balance is important and you will be encouraged to put yourself and your family first, and fit work around your needs.

If that sounds like something you want, apply now!

How to apply

  1. Please fill out the form below and upload your CV with a PDF format.
  2. We kindly ask you to submit your application and CV in English, as this is the standardised language we use here at Remote.
  3. If you don’t have an up to date CV but you are still interested in talking to us, please feel free to add a copy of your LinkedIn profile instead.

We will ask you to voluntarily tell us your pronouns at interview stage, and you will have the option to answer our anonymous demographic questionnaire when you apply below. As an equal employment opportunity employer it’s important to us that our workforce reflects people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences and this data will help us to stay accountable. We thank you for providing this data, if you chose to.

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