Payroll Coordinator

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

About the role

The People Operations Team is the building block of our People function, with strong, robust and efficient operations we grow our partnerships with the business and create a meaningful employee experience. To support our future growth we are looking for a Payroll Coordinator (32-40 hours per week) to strengthen our People Operations Team.

As Payroll Coordinator you are responsible for end to end administration of the payroll, under the supervision of the Payroll Manager, in all countries where our Catawikians are based. Of course we want to pay our employees all over the world their salaries on time and ensure timely and accurate processing of the payroll. This includes collecting and providing payroll data to the local payroll providers and reviewing the completed payroll reports. Currently our Catawikians are based in 8 European countries, a few countries outside Europe and we are expanding further on a global level.


What you’ll do

  • On a monthly basis, you are responsible for collecting all payroll data from internal departments, organizing and submitting to the local payroll provider in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Review monthly payroll output reports to ensure (variable) data is processed correctly.
  • Keep track of and ensure compliance regarding all local legislations.
  • Prepare and submit monthly changes to our pension provider and insurances and check payroll invoices. 
  • Participate in the payroll implementation process for new countries, if needed.
  • Prepare and align with the Finance team on payroll reporting.
  • Work together with the People Operations Team to implement automation, innovation and any continuous improvements around the payroll processing and reporting.
  • Move in Sync with our Finance & Legal team, HR Business Partners and Recruitment to optimise employee processes and experience.

All in all there is lots of room for you to learn, explore, add value and have an impact on the way we payroll all our Catawikians!

What you’ll bring

You have a few years work experience in an HR department of a commercial and international oriented organisation and:

  • 2+ years experience in payroll for the Netherlands and further EU countries.
  • Ability to identify and mitigate (compliance) risks and well versed in local labour law.
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment, as well as independently while adhering to processes and procedures.
  • Proactive, flexible and service orientated.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, accurate and a high level of integrity. 
  • A multitasker who can prioritise to meet deadlines.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch
  • Experience in working with Workday and a PDL certification is preferred.

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • Working with a top notch team acting on a champions league level in a super complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot!
  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
  • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
  • Tailor-made trainings to facilitate your personal and professional growth
  • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
  • Stock Options: All Catawikians are granted 100 Stock Options after 12 months of service.
  • And there’s more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

Our commitment to you 

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and new way of working

We’ve embraced an activity-based way of working, meaning our team can choose how they split their work week between home and the office, in line with our remote framework and guidelines. In locations where we have physical offices, most employees enjoy two days at the office to connect and collaborate with each other.

Our experts and sales staff in local markets work 100% remotely – in most cases from home. Some key positions are hired remotely, while we also offer relocation services for colleagues needing to be closer to the office.


Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working
We champion flexibility. We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.
Stock Options
We make sure all Catawikians can share in the company's success.
Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.

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