US Payroll and Benefits Manager
Fitch Group's Finance team operates under a matrix management structure with regional and functional heads. There are four regions: US, Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific with the regional teams based in New York, Rio, London and Hong Kong. The Finance Department has primary responsibility for all financial and accounting requirements of the Fitch Group's entities.
Fitch Group's HR team has primary responsibility for all talent management and administration requirements for Fitch Group's entities, as well as a number of global functions including management of the HR Information System (HRIS), Compensation and Management Reporting. The HR Department has teams based in New York, Chicago, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Role and Responsibilities
The New York Payroll team, part of the Finance Department, are responsible for the operation of the payrolls on ADP Global View of all Fitch Group the US payroll. The team comprises a Payroll Manager and an assistant. The Payroll team work closely with both the Human Resources team, including a Benefits Specialist, and other members of the Finance team to ensure accurate and timely flow of information.
A new role is being created, based in New York, to manage both the US Payroll team and the Benefits function. Hence the key areas of accountability are:
- Supervision of payroll and benefits processing activities for US entities
- Ownership of annual benefits renewal and governance processes
- Line management of Payroll team and Benefits Specialist
- Management of vendor relationships for payroll and benefit service providers, including but not limited to ADP (Payroll) and Aon (Benefits)
Primary responsibilities would include:
Skills, Experience & Qualifications
- ensuring the processing and accurate completion of the monthly payroll processes for approx. 1,200 employees within the agreed timeframes;
- ensuring the preparation and processing the semi-monthly payroll entries in the Fitch Group accounting system (SAP) and monthly reconciliation of payroll related control accounts on SAP;
- initiating and supporting process improvement across payroll, benefit and related HR processes
- management of all defined-contribution plans and other benefits administration as required, including uploads to providers and payment of contributions;
- ensuring the preparation and processing of payroll related payments on the Fitch Group's electronic banking system with US Banks
- ensuring compliance with SOX requirements;
- acting as point of contact with the HRIS team;
- managing internal and external payroll and benefits queries within a timely and professional manner.
- Establish a point of control between data held within the Global HR system (Success Factors) and payroll suppliers in LATAM offices via payroll reports
- at least two years' management experience in a similar role in a multinational business, covering both payroll and benefits
- self-motivated, self-reliant and with a hands on approach as required
- highly numerate, you will have good general office skills and strong attention to detail
- good time management, with the ability to manage staff, prioritize workload and work to deadlines
- ADP Global view or similar payroll systems experience expected
- experience of payroll and related control account reconciliations
- good communication skills, verbal and written
- A Spanish speaker would be an advantage
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
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