Senior US Payroll Specialist at Elanco in greenfield, Indiana

Posted in Admin - Clerical 18 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

At Elanco (NYSE: ELAN) – it all starts with animals!

As a global leader in animal health, we are dedicated to innovation and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets. We’re driven by our vision of ‘Food and Companionship Enriching Life’ and our approach to sustainability – the Elanco Healthy Purpose™ – to advance the health of animals, people, the planet and our enterprise.

At Elanco, we pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is the driving force behind innovation, creativity, and overall business success. Here, you’ll be part of a company that values and champions new ways of thinking, work with dynamic individuals, and acquire new skills and experiences that will propel your career to new heights.

Making animals’ lives better makes life better – join our team today!

The Senior Payroll Specialist – United States will be responsible for the ongoing administration of the company’s payroll processes for the US including processing payroll actions on time and per schedule established with our external payroll partners and adhering to all necessary SOX controls. The Senior Payroll Specialist will also serve as an escalation point and provide timely resolution to employee inquiries.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


  • Process US payroll in coordination with third party payroll vendors


  • Responsible for year-end tax preparation for the US in coordination with third party payroll provider


  • Develop and implement periodic review of tax setup in Workday including ensuring employees have correct state and local taxes being withheld


  • Create documentation that enables employees to understand tax implications (i.e. when living and working in separate states)


  • Identify opportunities to improve processes and data quality


  • Respond to and resolve employee inquiries in coordination with the Elanco OSV Help Desk with high quality customer service and in a timely manner


  • Promote manager and employee self-service within Workday


  • Understand and translate business process changes into payroll impact analysis


  • Participate in testing efforts for system updates and make recommendations to improve system and process efficiency


  • Maintain adequate documentation for payroll processing and system changes


  • Support other corporate functions such as IT, accounting and legal to ensure GAAP and SOX compliance


  • Support other corporate functions such as accounting & finance and benefits in reconciling payroll data to outgoing disbursements


  • Work with internal IT partners and external integration partners and vendors to resolve system related issues


  • Resolve escalated system issues with high quality customer service


Basic Qualifications:


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or High School Diploma / GED with equivalent level of experience


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing payroll systems and procedures


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience processing multi-state payrolls


  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position


Additional Skills/Preferences:


  • US Tax experience is strongly preferred (tax auditing, reconciliations, etc.)


  • Workday payroll experience desired


  • Payroll accounting experience desired


  • Advanced knowledge of financial concepts; propensity and comfort working with large data sets typically within Microsoft Excel


  • Strong skills in reporting and analytics, including advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel


  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at once


  • Verbal, written and interpersonal skills required to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization


  • Demonstrated business/process ownership


  • Effective oral and written communication skills


  • Must be able to work with confidential / sensitive information


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Elanco we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you think you might be a good fit for a role but don't necessarily meet every requirement, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or other roles!  

Elanco Benefits and Perks: 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package focusing on financial, physical, and mental well-being while encouraging our employees to pursue our purpose! Some highlights include: 


  • Multiple relocation packages 


  • Two weeklong shutdowns (mid-summer and year-end) in the US (in addition to PTO) 


  • 8-week parental leave 


  • 9 Employee Resource Groups 


  • Annual bonus offering 


  • Flexible work arrangements 


  • Up to 6% 401K matching 


Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status





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