Sr Mgr, Payroll & Benefits Tier 2, HRSS Americas

The opportunity:

The Sr Mgr, Payroll & Benefits Tier 2, HRSS Americas leads a team of Payroll and Benefits professionals who are responsible for the accurate and timely payment of all employee compensation in Canada, US and Latin America. In addition, this position provides support to employees, managers, HR Business Partners and HR Shared Services with a focus on continuous improvement.

You are great at:

• Effective people management, including; hiring, skill and career development and performance management
• Ensure the team respond in a timely and efficient manner to employee, corporate stakeholder and revenue authority queries
• Provide day to day management and co-ordination of the activities of payroll staff for the Americas region (United States, Canada and Latin America)
• Manage the workload of the team to ensure operational and compliance commitments are met
• Ensure payroll is processed in an accurate, compliant and timely manner
• Manage the local relationship with the outsourced Payroll vendor to ensure excellent service delivery
• Responsible for ensuring all payroll related documents, including standard operating procedures, are in place and kept up to date
• Working with cross-functional stakeholders to collect and compile payroll input data in a structured and timely manner

What it takes:

• Deep understanding and experience of payroll calculation and processing within Canada, US and Latin America along with managerial experience leading a team of payroll professionals
• Excellent understanding of multi-location payroll practices, taxes, policy & process and legislative items along with a solid financial acumen, including accounting principles and practices
• Analytical mindset with attention to detail and accuracy
• Contribute to a positive team environment by demonstrating respect, encouragement and cooperation
• Able to build trust based relationships with all key stakeholders
• SAP or equivalent HR system experience and/or Outsourced payroll packages (ADP, Ceridian, etc.)
• Strong verbal and written communications with ability to communicate effectively on the telephone, and in group and face-to-face, one-on-one settings and with various levels of management
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience along with Certified Payroll Professional designation preferred

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