Payroll Specialist (in Dresden)

About Staffbase

In a polarized world, we inspire people to achieve great things together. Our mission is to help organizations unlock the power of inspirational communication so they can thrive in the Narrative Age. Our award-winning communications channels – intranet, employee app and email – deliver experiences that drive engagement and inspire hearts and minds.

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Dresden. Our international team counts more than 750 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 2200+ customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

As a Payroll Specialist at Staffbase, you will play a crucial role in ensuring accurate and timely processing of payroll for our employees. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, experienced in payroll administration, and possesses strong analytical and communication skills. You will collaborate with the HR team, finance, and other departments to maintain payroll accuracy and compliance.

What you’ll be doing

  • Manage payroll tasks accurately while ensuring compliance with regulations
  • Review time records and address any discrepancies promptly
  • Process bonuses, adjustments, and special payments accurately
  • Serve as the main contact for our European payroll provider
  • Stay updated on tax regulations to ensure compliance
  • Prepare detailed reports on payroll expenses for management
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee records
  • Collaborate with HR to maintain data accuracy
  • Assist employees with payroll inquiries in a timely and courteous manner
  • Resolve payroll-related issues collaboratively with HR and other teams
  • Identify opportunities to improve payroll processes
  • Participate in enhancing payroll systems for better efficiency

What you need to be successful

  • Relevant work experience in the field of payroll - this can also be from an HR generalist role  
  • Apprenticeship or Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • Strong understanding of payroll regulations and compliance
  • Proficient in payroll software and MS Office, especially Excel
  • Fluent in English and German (B2)
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

What you'll get

  • Competitive Compensation - we offer attractive salary packages including an Employee Stock Option Plan. 
  • Flexibility - we offer flexible working time models and the option of hybrid work, and support this with a yearly flex work allowance of €1560. 
  • Growth Budget - all employees get a yearly budget for external training of €1000, and one day off for growth per year (increase to two days in 2nd year). 
  • Wellbeing - in addition to our yearly vacation of 30 days, we’re running a 4-day-work week every year in August with full payment. 
  • Support - we’re offering a company pension scheme. 
  • Sports & Health - join our sport courses in the offices or lease a bike with Staffbase. The offices are equipped with fruits, drinks and snacks. 
  • Team Building - Regular team and office events including the yearly Staffbase Camp.
  • Volunteers Day - you’ll get one day off per year for supporting a social project. We will donate a small amount for that project in addition.
  • Employee Referral Program - one of your friends is a fit to one of our full-time openings? Refer them and get a referral bonus paid.


Beautiful Dresden is the state capital of Saxony and accommodates a central Staffbase office location. Famous sights like the "Frauenkirche" or the "Prager Straße" (great spot for a shopping tour) are just a stone's throw away from our office address.


Also available in Berlin, Chemnitz, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich