Payroll and Benfits Administrator at Sphera

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Sphera is a leading global provider of enterprise software and services that enables companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability. Our mission is to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world.

We are a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the software, industrial technology, financial services and healthcare industries. We operate like a start-up tech company but have over $100 million in annual revenue, with more than 3,000 customers, and operate in 70+ countries.

We are guided by our core values of Customer Centricity, Accountability, Bias to Action, Innovation, and Collaboration. These values help us recruit the right talent to join our rapidly expanding team of nearly 700 Spherions around the globe. It is important to us that each and every Spherion is not only eager to challenge themselves and knows how to get work done but is an awesome addition to our company culture.

General Job Duties:

  • Process payroll payments by partnering with 3rd party payroll processors outside of North America and the UK according to the country specific monthly payroll schedules.

  • Processes payroll using Ceridian Dayforce software for North America and UK according to country specific bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly payroll schedules.

  • Updates payroll deduction records according to employee benefit elections.

  • Compiles data for UK P11D processing.

  • Maintains employee demographic, payroll and benefits data using Ceridian Dayforce software.

  • Responsible for insuring payroll is processed following company policies and country specific payroll regulations and partners with foreign 3rd party payroll providers to insure compliance.

  • Coordinates benefits open enrollment activities.

  • Monitors payroll and benefits mailbox and provides response to employee inquiries relating to payroll and benefits.

  • Provides Accounting with payroll reports required to process payroll journal entries.

  • Assists with the rollout of updated or new HR programs and initiatives both globally and locally.

  • Researches and provides response to correspondence from federal, state and local tax agencies.

  • Assists in integration activities for employees added from company acquisition.

Required Education:

Associate Degree in Business or a related field or combination of high school degree and 5 years experience.

Required Experience:

3-5 years of global payroll processing experience.

Other Skills:

  • Experience with payroll implementations/conversions to new processing systems a plus.

  • Experience partnering with SD Worx for European payroll processing a plus.

  • Experience using Ceridian Dayforce software is a plus.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Experience with development and interpretation of HR policies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong team work/building and organizational skills.

  • Ability to develop strong working relationships in order to gain support on initiatives and achieve results.

  • Ability to understand local issues and operate within a global framework.

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft office suite of products (Excel, Word, Outlook)

Sphera is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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