Global Payroll Director

  • Company: Kronos
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Posted: December 15, 2017
  • Reference ID: 201701570

New leadership opportunity to elevate and manage our global payroll teams and related activities serving over 5,000 employees worldwide. Reporting to the Director, Finance, this role will provide strategic direction and expertise to the function, ensuring proper and adequate controls and processes, and drive efficiencies and process improvement. The Global Payroll Director will be responsible for developing our global strategy for payroll processes, technology platforms and service delivery as well as coordinate M&A activities across stakeholders for payroll processes. This role will be responsible for enabling the team to improve business performance and operational effectiveness and efficiency. The ideal candidate will have at least 12 years of experience in payroll at a global organization based in U.S. operating across multiple geographies.


  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of the Company's payroll in all countries and that payroll services are processed in accordance with established global policies and procedures along with all legislative compliance requirements (including tax and labor laws).
  • Develop and implement best practices, key performance indicators and SLA metrics for department.
  • Working knowledge of the development and monitoring of internal controls related to payroll.
  • Manages projects across multi-disciplinary functions of Payroll within allotted time-frames and budgets, including activities arising from M&A.
  • Directs and audits payroll procedures to include earnings, garnishments, tax withholding, and absence processing globally and ensure compliance with organizational procedures.
  • Collaborates with Tax Function on all payroll tax related matters and General Accounting related to month-end, quarter-end and year-end close process.
  • Ensures payroll tax liability account reconciliations are maintained properly
  • Partner with Compensation & Benefits, HRIS and Accounting teams to ensure the accuracy, timeliness and compliance of reportings, while documenting the policies, processes and controls, and identify and implement improvements.
  • Implement and report (weekly, monthly, quarterly) on key metrics to monitor, manage and improve quality and efficiency.
  • Oversees workload and processing structure of department to maximize efficiency and prioritize in accordance with operational requirements/deadlines
  • Maintains confidentiality of any payroll, private employee information and any proprietary information and ensures payroll information is secure.
  • Identifies and coordinates changes in policy and procedures governed by federal, state and local laws that affect the payroll function.
  • Ensures payroll issues are escalated and resolved with root cause analysis and corrective action for all levels of employees and management.
  • Responsible for ensuring annual payroll tax reconciliation is timely and accurate, compliance with filing returns and issuing W-2 forms.
  • Develops documentation and trains team on payroll and, payroll tax practices.
  • Works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve business results.
  • Proactive, motivated, results oriented individual capable of partnering with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to negotiate positive outcomes that impact the work of internal, external and cross-functional partners.
  • Responsible for working with our Partners to help deliver efficient payroll services.
  • Assist with evaluating and selecting our Partners.

  • Bachelor's degree in business or accounting.
  • Must have Certified Payroll Professionals (CPP)
  • Minimum of 12 years related experience in a large scale global company with international operations is a must, preferred if listed in the U.S.
  • Knowledge of Global tax withholding and reporting regulations, payroll tax accounting
  • Experience with major Payroll and ERP system required (ADP/ Kronos/ Workday/Netsuite).
  • Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively
  • Working knowledge of HRIS, payroll systems and payroll tax filings is required.
  • Strong leadership skills -Leading, coaching, developing and inspiring a global team - setting team goals, measuring success and communicating achievements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including extensive experience meeting and presenting to senior executives.
  • Change management experience and ability to facilitate change


    Corporate overview

    You're empowered when you're a Kronite.

    Want to be part of an elite group of highly skilled professionals? We think our employees are a special group of talented, energetic, and innovative people. And for that reason, we refer to ourselves as Kronites. Kronites care about more than just work. We recognize the need to maintain a healthy work-life balance - to live inspired. In fact, it's expected! You'll soon learn that we take work and fun seriously. No matter what position you hold at Kronos, you're a Kronite. And we want you to feel like you have the power to make a difference in your life and the lives of others, at work and beyond.

    Kronos is a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos' industry-specific workforce applications are purpose built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations - including half of the Fortune 1000 - and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day.

    EEO Statement
    Kronos is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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