Payroll and Tax Manager Europe (m/f/d)


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Payroll and Tax Manager Europe (m/f/d)


As  Payroll and Tax Manager Europe you will be part of the People Systems and Services Management Team and have responsibility to lead a small team of People Services professionals that provide operational support to the wider People Team and FREE NOW business. 

The People Services team consists of individuals with focus on the monthly payroll operations as well as any services relating to the employee life cycle (Benefit administration, document creation and employee advisory) .

In your role you’ll not only manage a team but also be called upon (along with others in the management team, support the Head of People Systems and Services in developing and implementing team strategy, improvements, innovations and ongoing optimisation of core processes & tools. In this capacity you may also be called up to to support key projects and cover the Head as required. 

As with all roles in FREE NOW there is a hands-on component and in this role a key responsibility will be to own Payroll for all locations. This will require detailed hands-on knowledge and experience of running and setting up payroll, as well as delivering improvements to tools and processes to support payroll & tax compliance. Here you will partner closely with Finance & Payroll providers across our 11 different countries and other functional teams in the People function to contribute to a seamless employee experience.

Your responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of a team of 3 payroll specialists
  • You are responsible for any tax and social security related questions as subject matter expert
  • You cooperate with the local teams and our People (HR) Business Partner to solve possible tax and social security challenges
  • Process optimization and improvements in the payroll team
  • Partner with internal cross-functional teams and external supply partners to develop process and system improvements
  • Maintain our knowledge base content on our confluence sites
  • Support projects and initiatives across the people department (New Payroll Vendor roll-out, Process automation etc.)

Your profile

  • 5+ years of experience in Payroll processing for Germany and 2+ European countries (preferably Spain and/or France)
  • High motivation to ensure a highly satisfactory employee experience (even before the start date)
  • Strong intercultural communication skills
  • You work precisely as well as independently and handle competing priorities with ease
  • You are proactive and love to face new challenges every day
  • Ability to handle complex, ambiguous situations exercising judgement and critical thinking skills
  • Business fluency in English spoken and written, further European language skills are a plus, but not a requirement
  • Knowledge of HCM Systems, preferably Workday
  • Joy in building something new and creating the future with us

Diversity & InclusionAt FREE NOW, we commit to being an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age.

We celebrate diversity and have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. Together with passionate, creative and collaborative colleagues, we are following our purpose of making mobility available for everyone.

Move like you

At FREE NOW we have colleagues from over 65 nations! We value open communication and welcome everyone as they are. We are all one team and follow the same goals – that’s why we share our insights and results to get on track together every month. 

Your wellness and work-life balance matters to us. We offer trust-based and flexible working hours as well as the option to work from home. In the office, you can enjoy our free drinks and daily fresh fruit. Do you like to be active? Take part in our subsidized gym membership. Bigger plans? Take a sabbatical leave and get out there!

Let’s grow together! We believe in a transparent career growth plan, quarterly development sessions with your team lead as well as regular 1:1s to help you thrive! For your own ideas, you’re welcome to set up initiatives and projects. Need a lift? Check out our language classes and internal peer-to-peer trainings.

More Benefits? ð���  Monthly budget for FREE NOW rides, quarterly team events, company-wide onboarding days at our HQ in Hamburg, relocation assistance for internationals, birthday-off, referral program, kudos, and many more!


The FREE NOW Group is the ride-hailing and multimodal vertical of the mobility joint venture from the BMW Group and the Daimler AG. It consists of the ride-hailing services FREE NOW (formerly mytaxi, ten European markets), beat (Greece and 5 Latin American markets) and kapten (3 European markets) as well as the micro-mobility service hive (E-Scooters and E-Bikes). 

The FREE NOW Group currently operates in more than 150 cities across Europe and Latin America and serves more than 40 million passengers and over 900.000 drivers. FREE NOW works with 2.100 employees from 75 nations in 35 offices. Marc Berg is CEO of the FREE NOW Group, Eckart Diepenhorst is responsible for the operational business of the FREE NOW service as CEO FREE NOW Europe.

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