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Diligent Corporation Global Payroll Associate in Washington DC, District Of Columbia

Global Payroll Associate

Accounting Washington DC, District Of Columbia



Position at Diligent Corporation

The CompanyDiligent is the pioneer in modern governance. We empower leaders to turn governance into a competitive advantage through unparalleled insight and highly secure, integrated SaaS applications, helping organizations thrive and endure in today’s complex, global landscape. The largest global network of corporate directors and executives, Diligent is relied on by more than 19,000 organizations and nearly 700,000 leaders in over 90 countries. With award-winning customer service, Diligent serves more than 50% of the Fortune 1000, 70% of the FTSE 100, and 65% of the ASX. Our passionate, smart, and creative group of more than 1,000 employees support customers around the globe. Position Overview The Global Payroll Associate will report to the Payroll Manager and be responsible for handling all aspects of payroll processing across the entire organization ( including Americas, EMEA, and APAC) in a fast-growing business. The Global Payroll Associate will ensure that payroll transactions are well documented, executed appropriately and completed in a timely manner, and (ii) a ssist in developing and building cost-effective and efficient payroll processes, including the integration of new acquisitions. Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure on-time and accurate disbursement of all payroll transactions for Diligent’s employees for multiple international payrolls .

  • Work closely with Human Resources (HR) to facilitate and ensure accurate data entry of benefit, employee data , pay and other payroll changes into the payroll system ( ADP WFN, ADP Celergo, etc .. . ) .

  • Ensure that HR and Payroll records remain in synch.

  • Register as needed for new withholding jurisdictions .

  • Interface with auditors on 401k, worker’s compensation , unemployment audits and other internal and external audits.

  • Assist in the timely delivery of annual W-2 ’s and international equivalents.

  • Record payroll journal entries in the general ledger (GL)

  • Research and work with accounting to resolve payroll GL reconciliation exceptions to ensure proper recording of payroll transactions in the Company’s ERP system.

  • Review and audit timesheets and payroll reports , manage payroll cutoffs, and ensure that payrolls are processed timely and accurately .

  • Actively participate in payroll system projects and upgrades.

  • Assist in the maintenance of country specific payroll guidelines and applicable policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that established performance metric goals are in met.

  • Actively pursue professional development to stay current on payroll impacting rules and regulations.

  • Ensure all requests sent to the payroll department are tracked and resolved timely.

  • Assist with multiple other projects as assigned.

    Required Experience/Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years of payroll experience at a global company.

  • Experience in managing third party international payroll providers.

  • General Ledger experience and a solid understanding of accounting concepts.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand internal controls with a strong focus on attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated experience processing payroll, analytical thinking skills and issue resolution skills.

  • Exhibit excellent time management, scheduling, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced and demanding global environment with willingness to put in extra time to meet corporate and departmental goals.

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience with process improvement.

  • Strong payroll system skills.

  • Familiarity with other payroll and related solutions ( i.e. ADP), Accounting Systems (i.e. NetSuite) , Microsoft Office, etc.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in HRIS systems.

  • Experienced with maintaining compliance with payroll laws and regulations.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information and a sense of strong business ethics.

    FSLA Status: Exempt

    Diligent offers a   competitive compensation and benefits package, including health, vision, dental, 401k with a strong match, health club reimbursement and much more.

    We are a drug free workplace, and an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status, protected veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.