Accounting Coordinator, Payroll at Yum! Brands

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PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The Payroll Coordinator ensures our fantastic corporate employees are paid accurately and timely so they can deliver outstanding results to our business.  The coordinator is also challenged to solve problems and provide analytical and research support for account reconciliations and issues.  The successful candidate will be able to navigate a fast paced environment, research, test and implement required changes related to system updates, process and policy changes, as well as maintain employee data in the appropriate systems and coordinate complex issues with the team manager. Work closely with IT, Compensation, Benefits, Finance, Legal, and external vendors to ensure the execution of our deliverables is best in class.  Provide outstanding customer service and interact directly with all levels of the organization.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Administer and coordinate bi-weekly payrolls across multiple legal entities in accordance with operating procedures and deadlines ensuring that all payrolls are processed efficiently, effectively, accurately and employees are paid timely based on specified deadlines
  • Accurately and efficiently execute payments outside of the regular payroll for Pension, Executive Deferred Comp, Severance, etc.
  • Review, analyze, verify and reconcile payroll reports and documents for accuracy; making any necessary adjustments or corrections.
  • Perform reconciliation of payroll reports and general ledger accounts (Payroll, Escheat, 401k, etc.)
  • Document and coordinate configuration and testing/validating processes for payroll company policy implementations and Oracle Upgrades/Patches partnering with IT, Benefits, Compensation and Legal (
  • Provide exceptional customer service via phone, email and instant messaging to educate and accurately answer employee questions.
  • Collaborate between Payroll, Benefits, Compensation and IT on complex payroll issues and procedures relating to payroll, time and attendance, and/or leave issues and research, ensuring SOX Compliance.
  • Attend meetings and trainings to remain current on processes and procedures as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:  

Bachelor’s degree preferred in Accounting/Business/Finance; a corresponding level of experience may be acceptable.

EXPERIENCE & TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Experience with automated payroll processing applications and software preferred

  • Data extraction and manipulation experience using various tools, and excellent Microsoft Excel skills required

  • Knowledge of payroll principles, practices, regulations, and procedures a plus.

  • Detailed payroll and or accounting knowledge of Oracle Cloud HCM preferred

 LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to work as a team, organize work activities, maintain cooperative working relationships with all levels of the organization, and adapt quickly to changing priorities and multiple demands

  • Possess a strong work ethic and is high energy, while still being collaborative and inclusive in nature

  • Analytical & problem-solving skills with high attention to detail & confidentiality

  • Maintains and implements an innovative approach to solving problems

 GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Excellent organizational, time management and customer service skills

  • Focus on accuracy and the ability to meet deadlines with frequent interruptions

  • Team-oriented with the capacity and willingness to embrace frequent updates to policies, procedures and technology

  • Ability to recognize basic procedural issues as they arise and escalate to the appropriate level

  • Clear and concise written and verbal skills, ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

About Us

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. In 2017, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and ranked among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over seven new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development.

Since our spin-off from PepsiCo in 1997, Yum! Brands has become a truly global company going from approximately 20 percent of profits coming from outside the U.S. to approximately 50 percent in 2016. We’re proud to be the worldwide leader in emerging markets with over 17,000 restaurants, nearly twice as many as the nearest competition. With less than 3 restaurants per million people in the top 10 emerging markets, compared to approximately 57 restaurants per million in the U.S., we are on the ground floor of global growth.

Our mission is to build the world’s most loved, trusted and fastest growing restaurant brands. We are evolving KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell into iconic, distinctive and relevant global brands.

Importantly, we’re extremely proud of our 1.5 million employees around the globe and the unique culture we’ve built, one that’s filled with energy, opportunity, and fun. We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone, and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background. Yum! Brands is great place to be yourself, grow and make a difference. We have Grow Yourself Week which is devoted to your personal development.

Check out some of our great benefits:

•    4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays
•    2 paid days off per year to volunteer
•    Onsite childcare through Bright Horizons
•    Onsite dining center (yes, you can eat KFC, Taco Bell or Pizza hut every day!)
•    Onsite dry cleaning, laundry services, concierge
•    Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
•    Tuition reimbursement, education benefits and scholarship opportunities
•    Discounts for life’s adventures (ex: theme parks, wireless plans, etc.)
•    Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program
•    401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting
•    Comprehensive medical, vision and dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
•    Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
•    Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round
•    Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
•    Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round
•    Company paid life insurance
•    Grow Yourself Week which is devoted to your personal development

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Location

Our office is right in the middle of it all! We're steps away from great restaurants, shops, and bars, and conveniently located near the red line.

An Insider's view of Yum! Brands

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Everyone on the team takes work-life balance very seriously. We plan our work as much as possible so that things don’t creep up on us and don’t tolerate working excessive hours for very long. We view it as a sign of a broken process that we need to fix. We all prefer to not have to take our work home with us (if we don’t want to).

Gregori

Sr. Solutions Architect

What projects are you most excited about?

Right now, we have the possibility of our work being rolled out almost anywhere in the world, in almost any size of market. When people think about Yum restaurants, they don’t immediately assume there’s a lot of variety there, but when you look worldwide, there’s a huge range of menus, services provided and environments.

Rich

Sr. Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

What makes someone successful on the team is a combination of the individual contributions they make, in addition to what they bring to the group. We foster a collaborative environment, where team members can have an impact no matter their role.

Melissa

Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We currently have sizable initiatives to build out a new platform that not only will shape our company's future, but everyone will also benefit the next time they order from one of our restaurants.

Bill

Senior Manager, eCommerce

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I've been on both sides of the business and have developed a strong respect for the maker vs manager schedule. I understand that to be most effective, engineers need large chunks of uninterrupted time. I try to only schedule team meetings before or after lunch as to not break up the day, and I keep my schedule open for team members to block off.

Jeremiah

Manager, Software Engineering

What are Yum! Brands Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
What's important to our employees is important to Yum!. We give our employees paid time off to volunteer, and match up to $1,000 of donations per employee each year.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 35% of annual salary up to $25000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $100 of expenses.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 100% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
The Yum! Leaders’ Bonus recognizes and rewards great performance with the potential to earn up to 3 times your bonus target amount.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 18 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Compressed week, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for specific positions, Work remotely $2 days per week, Work remotely on occasion as needed.
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to 3000 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Acme Co. employees receive between 20 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Yum! has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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