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Head of Payroll

Company: Carl Zeiss Inc.
Location: White Plains
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Job Description:



Step out of your comfort zone, excel and redefine the limits of what is possible. That s just what our employees are doing every single day in order to set the pace through our innovations and enable outstanding achievements. After all, behind every successful company are many great fascinating people.

The Head of Payroll will lead different Workday integration projects and develop the payroll strategy in the Global Tenant in alignment with business partners HRIS. This includes harmonization of multiple processes and implementation of system integration with Workday.
The Head of Payroll will manage all aspects of payroll for more than 3000 employees in North America. The responsibilities include the payroll processing along with associated tax and accounting work such as resolving discrepancies/unusual transactions, garnishments, new hires, termination, leave of absences and PTO accruals.


* Lead payroll related harmonization projects in North America (e.g. Pay date alignment, synchronization of earning codes across 3 tenants.)

* Revise various payroll process and procedures across 3 high level processing areas (i.e. commission, bonus, vacation accrual, holidays).

* Review automation and integration system integration in coordination with third party providers (401K, GL).

* Develop analytics and audit reports to reconcile payroll efficiently (401k Loan and contribution).

* Strategic partner with HRIS for Workday Release.

* Ensure accurate payments including the accuracy of data that flows from HR, the payroll system and its calculations, the presentation in the GL and on the paycheck.

* Analyze and reconcile payroll transactions to ensure compliance policy, procedures and payroll tax laws; control of the payment of deductions.

* Work directly with internal and external tax support to ensure accuracy of expat and other payroll tax complications.

* Act as representative for Payroll department to the company and engage with employees as necessary, including attending and participating in weekly company-wide meetings. Generating Payroll communication and disseminating to employees.

* Liaison with third party advisors for any payroll or payroll tax topics.

* Working directly with Human Resources and third-party auditors to ensure proper payment of global mobility employees.

* Recurring responsibilities, changes or upgrades of the payroll software not limited to implementation and integration of new business groups.

* Contacting state agencies directly to resolve any/ all tax related problems, often acting as liaison between ADP and the state agency to ensure that Zeiss remains an employer in good standing.


* CPM - American Payroll Association.

* 10+ years experience in large payroll department.

* 3 years of Workday experience, a requirement.

* Workday Integration Project Management experience, a requirement.

* Experience in a shared services center, a plus.

* Global mobility expatriates taxation matters.

* Relocation gross-ups and taxation involved for all transferred employees.

* Compiling and reporting of fringe benefit taxation for employee including personal use of company cars and the recent medical insurance cost reporting requirement on W-2 s.

* Extensive multi-state and local tax knowledge with proven experience with registration and updates.

In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: to bring science and society into the future together.


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ZEISS is an EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran Employer

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