International Payroll Manager
Greenberg Traurig (GT), a global law firm, has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for an International Payroll Manager in the Finance Department of our Doral (Miami) office. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.
The International Payroll Manager is responsible for managing payroll processing operations for our international offices located across Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The role will also serve as back-up to the Senior Payroll Manager, supporting the U.S. exempt and non-exempt payroll processing, including the processing of Shareholder (Partner) compensation. The International Payroll Manager will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Processes and monitors payroll processing of international offices
- Ensures that accounting journal entries are entered into our Aderant accounting system reflecting the payroll activity
- Establishes policies and processes that ensures accurate calculation of wages, tax withholdings, garnishments, benefits and company deductions
- Reviews for accuracy time entries in Workday prior to transmission to third party payroll vendor
- Maintains current knowledge base of individual international and state law differences, including required reporting forms; ensures accurate and on-time governmental reporting and compliance
- Resolves payroll inquiries; partners with Finance, Talent Services, and Benefits team to resolve issues that affect payroll and provides accurate information
- Prepares and analyses reports and payroll schedules including the reconciliation of payroll accounts and corrects errors
- Develops and produces periodic payroll-related financial, statistical and operational reports
- Prepares materials for and responds to requests from internal and external auditors
- Presents recommendations to CFO and Senior Payroll Manager for process improvement and provides resolutions of complex issues
- Serves as a liaison with payroll vendor and maintains current knowledge of software capabilities; ensures optimal utilization of vendor's service offerings and timely installation of upgrades
- Recommends changes in methods or procedures to improve the efficiency of the payroll function
Skills & Competencies:
- Recognize confidential, sensitive, and proprietary information and maintain such information as confidential
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of the organization and collaborate well in a team
- Able to influence team and business partners; drive payroll process changes and improvements according to best practices while ensuring adherence to company policies and all applicable laws and regulations
- Proactive in seeking innovative ways in which to help others, including problem anticipation and resolution
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), professional demeanor and presentation
- Successfully adapt to changing priorities and work demands in a fast-paced environment; ability to multi-task and work in a high pressure environment
Qualifications & Prior Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent experience in related field preferred
- Eight to ten years of payroll experience, including in-depth knowledge of multi-state tax laws and regulatory requirements
- Solid understanding of international payroll principles; specifically with international legislation and scheduling to accommodate the markets supported
- Experience documenting payroll procedures and processes, preferably in large or mid-size professional services firm
- Comprehensive knowledge of relevant payroll software, such as ADP and Workday
- Highly proficient in Windows-based software and Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
- Exceptional computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications quickly
Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.
Exemplifying our commitment to promoting inclusion and equity across our platform, the firm participates in the Mansfield Rule Certification Program (Mansfield). Mansfield, which is facilitated by The Diversity Lab, focuses on equal opportunity, fairness, and inclusivity. The Mansfield requirements are anchored in the consideration of expanded talent pools considered for select positions and open roles within the law firm and the implementation of and access to transparent processes. Utilizing the Mansfield framework, the firm’s progress and outcomes are measured and documented through Mansfield Certification Plus Metrics. In 2023, GT achieved Mansfield 6.0 Certification Plus. We are excited about our ongoing participation in Mansfield given the program’s alignment with the firm’s commitment to opportunities for advancement that are inclusive for everyone. Providing your data during the application process helps us with achieving our goals and with meeting reporting/record-keeping obligations under federal and state law and other legal requirements. Providing your data is entirely voluntary and will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be treated confidentially.