Description: Participate in processing of regular ongoing payrolls for 5,000+ employees in the Americas Region. Lead special projects as related to the payroll function to bring value to the company through process improvement and streamlining processes, automation, etc . Design, document and implement procedures to streamline payroll processes. Collaborate cross-functionally to achieve high quality outcomes and deliverables. Review, audit and balance all payroll-related input to ensure accurate and timely payment of salaries, benefits and garnishments, compliant with federal & state regulations. Create and update payroll ad hoc reports as necessary. Federal and State tax knowledge application. Report to management on payroll issues and changes. Answer employees’ questions about salaries and taxes. Stay up to date on state and federal payroll and tax laws.
**Requirements: **This key role requires the following:
Any combination of education, training, and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree which demonstrates ability to perform the duties as described, including courses in accounting, business procedures, algebra, math, statistics or related subjects; payroll processing and benefits experience.**. **Complete understanding of payroll process, tax laws and SOX policies & controls for US. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to define problems, collect data to establish facts, draw valid conclusion and report on findings for resolution. Ability to understand/review the payroll system to improve processes. Strong written & verbal communication skills. Experience working with cross functional teams. Recommended Self-starter with ability to work independently with minimum supervision and hands on mentality to completing operational work. Proficient in PC skills including Word, Outlook, Excel; Expertise in excel is required with ability to perform pivots, V-lookups and other functions within Excel. CPP or FPC or an equivalent payroll certification. Experience with ADP (Vantage and E-Time or other major platforms) a plus. Understanding of payroll’s cross-functional dependencies and activities to support effective process design. Role as been approved for 6 months with an anticipated extension to the full 24 months should the person be a good fit with the team.
Please note that the manager is open to a remote worker based in PST. The manager would prefer the person at/near the Santa Rosa site but remote is possible as well