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Payroll Director, North America

Thermo Fisher Scientific

This is a Full-time position in Waltham, MA posted February 22, 2021.

n n nnCOVID-19 Update: To keep our candidates, colleagues and other visitors safe, we’re making changes to our interview and hiring process.

Learn more nn nnThe Payroll Director, North America position is a leadership opportunity focused on managing and elevating our regional payroll teams in the United States and Canada.

This role will be responsible for the leadership and management of our North America Payroll organization.

The position will also play a key role in improvement initiatives to ensure payroll accuracy and compliance.

Finally, this position will be responsible for the coaching, mentoring and leadership of the team of individuals and managers that provide the day-to-day payroll support.

The Payroll Director, North America will be a part of the Global Business Services organization.nn nn Key Responsibilities: nn Ensure accurate and timely processing of the Company’s payroll in North America countries: Payroll issues are escalated and resolved with root cause analysis and corrective action for all levels of employees and management, with a focus on ensuring a positive and seamless employee experience in partnership with HR Shared Services.

Oversee the timely preparation, processing, maintenance and appropriate distribution of payroll information, payroll reports, all tax year end reports, payroll manuals and related payroll working instructions.

Establish partnerships with third party vendors to ensure effective service delivery.

Ensure payroll services are processed in accordance with established global policies and procedures along with all legislative compliance requirements (including tax and labor laws) Identify and implement appropriate control and compliance mechanisms.

Establish and set operational strategy for owning all operating and SOX controls within team.

Directs and audits payroll procedures to include earnings, garnishments, tax withholding, and absence processing and ensure compliance with organizational procedures.

Work closely with Legal, Compliance, and Benefits teams to identify, resolve, and avoid payroll compliance issues.

Identify and drive continuous performance improvement projects to improve payroll accuracy, compliance, productivity and / or employee satisfaction in North America.

Ensure end-to-end processes are well-thought out to address customer and regulatory requirements.

Monitor case management activity levels, call volumes and HR/Payroll system activity.

Develop and implement best practices, key performance indicators and SLA metrics for department.

Coach, mentor and provide leadership development to team members to optimize operational excellence and create a deeper bench of experienced talent Manage projects across multi-disciplinary functions of Payroll within allotted time-frames and budgets, including activities arising from M&A.

Maintains confidentiality of any payroll, private employee information and any proprietary information and ensures payroll information is secure.

nn Education: nn BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.

Additional degrees/certifications such as: MBA, CPP, CPA, CMA, Six Sigma, etc.

enhance candidacy.

nn Experience: nn 10 years of relevant experience in payroll management in a diverse, complex global enterprise.

Experience setting up payroll requirements for new tax entities and for M&A activities.

Strong project and change management experience, with the ability to manage project plans, dependencies, critical path activities and milestones.

Knowledge and experience with stock, travel and time and attendance programs.

Deep knowledge & experience working with payroll vendors & platform technologies.

nn Skills: nn Proactive, motivated, results oriented individual capable of partnering with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to negotiate positive outcomes that impact the work of internal, external and cross-functional partners.

Strong leadership skills – Leading, coaching, developing and inspiring a diverse team – setting team goals, measuring success and communicating achievements.

Demonstrated focus on providing an excellent employee experience.

Comfortable in a fast-paced, complex and highly matrixed environment.

Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to confidently present complex information to all levels of the organization are required.

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n nn How would you rate your experience popup nn nn Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon.

For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com .

nn nn Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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