Senior Payroll Operations Manager
Amazon seeks a Payroll Manager to lead Payroll for Amazon employees in Latin America. We are looking for a strong, strategic leader with excellent communication skills.
The successful candidate will lead 5 teams and will be responsible for managing payroll teams. The role is a fantastic opportunity for a leader who wants to raise the bar for the payroll team, be at the center of it all, and set the team up for success.
Being part of the Global Management Team will provide exposure to all of the international payroll team.
It is critical to Amazon’s ongoing success that we provide the highest service to our employees. Our mission statement is Pay Employees accurately and on time with the highest level of controllership and compliance, at the lowest cost to Amazon .
Other areas of responsibility : projects, Six Sigma (Greenbelt and Kaizen), new country implementations, M&A activities, budget and operational expense responsibilities.
You will have the opportunity to build the teams and make a difference. This is a high profile area within Amazon and requires a manager with the ability to identify and prioritize business critical risks.
You will lead and develop teams, including : hiring, training and employee development; managing group workload and establishing priorities;
ensuring existing policies and procedures are followed; managing annual performance targets and operating budget; creating and monitoring appropriate performance metrics.
Responsibilities Include :
Manages the centralized periodic (bi weekly and monthly) payroll preparation / processing for 100,000+ employees across multiple locations in the Americas
Support related tax reporting, benefits-records administration and payroll system maintenance
Manage a team of payroll managers, analysts and payroll vendors
Ability to clearly define roles and responsibilities for the different team members
Build, inspire and motivate the teams to raise the bar
Liaise with key business partners throughout LATAM region to coordinate / communicate processes, calendars and other activities related to the payroll process
Implementing and monitoring internal controls over input and output data of the Payroll systems
Coordinate cash funding process with vendors and Treasury
Implement Greenbelt and Kaizen processes
Implement new systems or incorporate new locations as growth or acquisitions occur
Working with Senior Management partners on special projects as needed
Manage a team to be the best employee to employee customer service, including monitoring performance for key metrics
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field
10+ years finance related experience specific to payroll
Proven ability to hire and develop the best employees
Proven ability to deliver results, dive deep, invent and simplify, and insist on the highest standards
Proven ability to work evening hours 3-5 days per month
Proven ability to implement and execute the defined payroll strategy
Proven ability to meet tight deadline
Develop a professional payroll function which is scalable & flexible to meet the company needs
Ability to work in a metrics driven organization
SOX compliance experience
Strong knowledge of payroll and social security legislation and ability to ensure compliance with local legislation, tax and social security law
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects
Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations.
Experience performing ad hoc analysis using advanced Excel including V-look ups, pivot tables, macros, and other complex functions
Experience running operations with high volume of transactional inputs and outputs
Strong interpersonal skills, including persuasive written and oral communication skills
Strong analytical skills to identify potential impact and implications of issues and takes appropriate action to avoid future recurrences
Solid organizational and project management skills
MBA, CPA, CMA or CPP
Private / Public Accounting mix preferred with direct finance experience in a large organization
Strong knowledge of ERP / PRS functionalities and capabilities
Kaizen leader or Greenbelt certification
Willingness to travel, domestic and international (25%)
PeopleSoft Global payroll knowledge