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Specialist SOX Control - German Payroll

Job Posting Date:  Sep 16, 2022
Location:  Poznan
Contract Type:  Permanent Position

Atotech, a brand within the Materials Solutions Division of MKS Instruments, develops leading process and manufacturing technologies for advanced surface modification, electroless and electrolytic plating and surface finishing. Applying a comprehensive systems-and-solutions approach, Atotech's portfolio includes chemistry, equipment, software and services for innovative and high-technology applications. These solutions are used in a wide variety of end-markets, including datacenter, consumer electronics and communications infrastructure, as well as in numerous industrial and consumer applications such as automotive, heavy machinery, and household appliances.

With its well-established innovative strength and industry-leading global TechCenter network, MKS delivers pioneering solutions through its Atotech brand - combined with unparalleled on-site support for customers worldwide. For more information about Atotech, please visit us at



Your responsibilities:

  • Work closely with stakeholders in process to ensure compliance with German, internal legislation and SOX controls
  • Ensure the proper implementation of SOX controls as well as the accurate documentation of external service provider files
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of German payroll data in internal payroll department
  • Identify and execute payroll process improvements on current basis
  • Ensure net payments and statutory payments related to payroll are executed in a timely manner
  • Address queries from employees and other stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Document and maintain the payroll procedures manual
  • Prepare, review, and analyze GL accounts related to payroll and ensure transaction are recorded accurately; communicate reconciliation issues to proper teams and ensure timely resolutions in collaboration with the payroll accounting team
  • Prepare and provide documentation for auditors in case of any queries


Your skills and competences:

  • Preferably minimum 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Understand and comply with SOX controls and procedures
  • Experience in running a full payroll cycle for a German entity
  • Experience in wage tax, social insurances and employee benefits
  • Ability to analyze and interpret payroll data
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (German is a big plus)
  • Excellent attention to detail, hands-on mentality and result oriented
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Demonstrable experience in driving change and improvements in payroll processes with an emphasis on scale and automation
  • Willingness to travel (max. 20%)
  • Ideally a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field


Why join Atotech?

Join Atotech and help make a positive difference. Our products are found everywhere in everyday life and we are committed to being both innovative and environmentally conscious. We will help you realize your potential. You can help us realize our vision.

  • Be the change you want to see: help make technology manufacturing sustainable
  • Be bold: join us in our commitment to innovation
  • Be creative: find career flexibility at a global leader driven by endless technical curiosity


What can you expect at Atotech?

  • Personal development opportunity. The Atotech Competence Center is expanding and we advocate breakthrough thinking to drive business and personal growth.
  • Diversity: We value individual differences and build an environment of trust within our diverse workforce.
  • Integrity: We act openly, honestly, and ethically. Integrity guides our everyday behavior and actions. At Atotech, we speak up for integrity.
  • Passion: We are a passionate team and we influence each other. We proactively assume responsibility and deliver on our promises.
  • Commitment to Quality: We aim to achieve excellence in everything we do. We achieve high standards for both our internal and external customers.
  • Open-feedback culture and friendly office environment
  • Extensive orientation support
  • Flexibility in working hours and (partially) in terms of location
  • We offer compensation and benefit packages, among others, performance-related bonus, additional medical insurance, Multisport

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