Senior Global Payroll Specialist

Our Client is seeking a professional, energetic and detail oriented individual to fill a Payroll Senior position within our Baltimore office.

The Senior Payroll Specialist reports to the Payroll Manager and will be responsible for processing and reviewing all US bi-weekly payroll, along with processing and review of the monthly payrolls within the UK and Singapore. The Senior Payroll Specialist will ensure pay is processed on time and accurately.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Utilize, maintain and manage the current ADP Workforce Now payroll system
  • Assist with the future adoption of the Workday payroll system
  • Assist with the payroll entry and review process for 700+ US, UK and Singapore colleagues
  • Coordinate with Human Resources to ensure accuracy of earnings and deductions including taxable fringe benefits and garnishments
  • Prepare/finalize monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll metric reports, annual compensation statements, and annual surveys
  • Maintains payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures as necessary
  • Maintain and organize payroll records in compliance with established retention policies
  • Direct the preparation of multi state/local payroll taxes, ensuring that payroll tax filings are timely and accurate
  • Verify accuracy of all GL and tax codes within payroll
  • Prepare payroll Journal Entries
  • Review monthly payroll reconciliations
  • Process, maintain and resolve all items related to Federal, State and local payroll taxes in a timely manner
  • Prepare annual workers compensation insurance analysis
  • Review year end payroll processing including creation of W2s/W2cs
  • Respond to payroll requests from colleagues, managers, auditors and vendors
  • Review workflows and implement streamlining measures
  • Remain current with professional knowledge
  • Additional duties and projects as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience with Payroll Software (exposure to ADP Workforce Now and Workday a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administrations, Human Resources or related field preferred
  • Understanding of multi-state payroll processing, including tax and other regulatory reporting requirements
  • Experience processing UK payroll a plus
  • Experience processing transactions related to equity compensation, stock options and deferred compensation
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office
  • Maintain colleague confidence and protect payroll operations by illustrating tact, discretion, and good judgement in handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Positive attitude and ability to interact well with others
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • CPP Certification a plus
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