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Payroll & Benefits Lead


Raleigh (UM USA inc.), US

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About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About the Payroll & Benefits Operations in People & Organization (P&O)

A global organization. It’s not just those in our industrial sites and technical centers that are vital to Umicore’s growth. Across our support functions, in the People & Organization (P&O), we ensure that we continue to grow and evolve – whether it’s by making sure our decisions are commercially viable, enhancing our reputation, building new customer relationships or finding the right people who can build on what we’ve already achieved. The variety of our work means we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

  • You will efficiently support the Payroll and Benefits team in the effective management of payroll and benefit processes by :
  • Overseeing and monitoring delivery of legally compliant payroll and benefit programs for US and Canadian locations
  • Managing agreements with administrators and vendors, monitor their process and service delivery towards program efficacy, ensuring updates are made to the payroll database including the annual payroll schedule and benefits platforms.
  • Directly completing work for the processing of payroll and employee benefits consistent with defined standards and schedules
  • Maintaining and processing data in systems according to established payroll processes and procedures; monitor records for pay irregularities
  • Administering the benefit program systems and ensure the accuracy and integrity of all eligibility information
  • Analysing any changes to federal, state and country laws regarding benefits, compensation and payroll, acting as an advisor to management on these topics
  • Recommending new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of services performed and systems utilized.
  • Working with payroll and benefits vendors to ensure changes are appropriately implemented with regard to wage and tax law and benefit plan rule compliance
  • Providing requested information related to accounting reconciliations and provide general ledger support.
  • Generating accounting reports according to established criteria, schedules and as directed on an ad-hoc basis. 

Who we are looking for

  • A Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in Accounting or related HR field
  • Certified Payroll Professional preferred, other related certifications a plus
  • 10+ years progressive HR experience with HRIS (SAP), payroll systems and applications, multijurisdictional employer payroll tax reporting and governmental compliance required
  • Knowledge of benefit programs including health insurance, disability insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, life insurance, 401k and Defined Benefit plans
  • Knowledge of ADP Comprehensive Payroll and Benefits platform
  • Working knowledge Microsoft Suite skills; strong Excel skills preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of HRIS, multijurisdictional payroll applications and design, and regulatory compliance including Fair Labor Standards, Equal Pay, and Department of Labor regulations

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organization, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If our pioneering approach can make us a leader in sustainability, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?

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