Position Title: International Payroll Specialist
Reports To: Payroll Director
Location: Washington, DC (NW)
Status: Direct Hire, Exempt, Full Time
Jones Networking is recruiting for an International Payroll Specialist to join a Law Firm in Washington, DC. This role is responsible for executing payroll processes for all international offices. The individual in this position will also act as the main point of contact for both employees and external vendors regarding payroll issues, as well as work very closely with Human Resources in various regions to coordinate any changes relating to payroll. This role also works closely with the Firm’s domestic tax reporting vendor to ensure accuracy and timeliness of payroll tax deposits and filings. Our client offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits to include comprehensive healthcare coverage, 401(k) with employer match, flexible spending account, health savings account, generous vacation package, wellness Incentive program, paid parental leave programs, pre-tax transportation benefit programs, and many other Firm benefits.
International Payroll Specialist Position Summary:
-Partner with Human Resources in conjunction with the Firm’s in-house ERP system to ensure all necessary changes are included for timely payroll processing.
-Act as the main point of contact for employee questions regarding payroll in all offices outside of the United States.
-Research proper taxation of employer paid benefits and country specific payroll tax laws.
-Assist in creating and maintaining SOP / Checklists and ensure that policies and procedures are being adhered to properly.
-Institute, follow, and audit tight process controls to ensure data integrity and minimize errors.
-Research and investigate payroll discrepancies and employee payroll issues; perform audits of payroll reports prior to final transmission.
-Load imported files received from various vendors; research and email appropriate audiences of any file issue or discrepancy.
-Provide timely general ledger data to Accounting and assist in payroll GL account reconciliations where applicable.
-Work with federal, state, and local tax agencies to ensure filing compliance; respond to notices and maintain good account standing.
-Create practices to minimize company risk pertaining to payroll tax compliance both domestically and abroad.
-Work closely with the Firm’s tax compliance vendor to ensure the data integrity of information passing to and from the Firm.
-Become well-versed in all relevant systems and portals pertaining to payroll processing both internally and externally.
-Build strong working relationships with HR partners, Accounting Team, and points of contact with respective vendors.
-Perform other payroll related assistance as necessary to support the department.
-Minimum three years of global / international payroll experience.
-Bachelor’s degree preferred.
-Strong understanding of payroll processes and state, local, and international laws pertaining to payroll administration.
-Payroll certification and training is strongly preferred.
-Medium to large Law Firm or professional services experience required.
-Experience working with Workday, ADP, and/or Safeguard preferred.
-Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.
-Able to successfully work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
-High level of discretion and experience working with confidential information.
-Excellent communication and analytical skills.