AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.
To pay United States and Canadian employees accurately and timely. Provide stellar customer service to employees at all levels. Deliver on commitments to employees and Global Business Services Team co-workers.
Administration of payroll systems and databases to ensure payrolls are accurate and on time
Troubleshooting of problems or issues arising in daily processing or supporting implementation and testing of changes resulting from new legislation or system upgrade
Accurately administer assigned processes and specialized payroll responsibilities and organize workflow
Review payroll data entry requests for accuracy and adequate approvals
Process, interpret, and maintain proper documentation in adherence with established policies and guidelines which are aligned with internal controls and audit requirements
Ability to calculate gross to net or net to gross type payments and perform other complex calculations and analysis
Prepare manual off-cycle requests and ensure proper approval is received; prepare accounts payable requests as needed including vendor setup and purchase order creation and submission
Complete periodic reports/payments for employer-related state/province tax and insurance funds
Support reporting for audits and requests from internal customers
Interact with both internal departments and external agencies and vendors
Review routine changes by People Services and/or People Managers to ensure accuracy and appropriate processing during payroll cycle
Resolve incoming Service Now cases (simple to moderately complex) through troubleshooting, research and communication with third parties as necessary in a timely manner to ensure Service Level Agreement compliance; document resolution within cases in detail and escalate more complex issues as appropriate
Responsible for payroll tax activities including compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Work closely with third party vendor tax filing service to ensure all tax notices are tracked and addressed in timely manner
Oversee the reconciliation and reporting of tax liabilities; respond to questions and special requests from employees and third parties as appropriate; research changes to laws and regulations regarding taxes and payroll withholding procedures
Responsible for all processes involved in Canadian Payroll. Includes assisting with processing of bi-weekly payrolls and payment of federal and provincial tax and workers comp agencies; production of Record of Employment forms and processing and documentation of all year-end activities. General Ledger reporting and reconciliation of out-of-balance entries as required
5 years' experience with payroll processing in a multi-state/ multi-frequency environment; 3 years of payroll tax experience
Recent Canadian Payroll experience required
Knowledge and understanding of payroll tax regulations, common pay practices, recordkeeping and reporting
Ability to analyze problems and identify solutions as well as perform root cause analysis for documentation and communication
Customer Focus Skills: Proposes ideas and alternatives to resolve issues, responds in a positive manner to questions; employs courtesy and tact in all customer exchanges
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office with proficiency in Excel. Experience with SAP and PeopleSoft is desired.
Detail-oriented, well-organized; high degree of accuracy and dependability
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Able to work effectively both in a team environment and independently with minimal supervision
Certified Payroll Professional certification a plus
Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent experience
AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.