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Sr Specialist Payroll

Company: The Hershey Company
Location: Hershey
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title: Sr Payroll Specialist Position Location: Hershey, PA This position is hybrid requiring 2 days in office per week. Summary:Hershey's Senior Payroll Specialist is responsible for the end-to-end payroll processing of Hershey's professional employees in the United States, and serves as liaison to the plant Payroll Coordinators to ensure timely completion of all scheduled payrolls across Hershey's snacking portfolio. This position operates within Hershey's Global Business Services (GBS), HR department, and reports directly to the Corporate Payroll Manager. The Senior Payroll Specialist is a highly visible role, and is a key partner to numerous cross-functional stakeholders across the company, and includes direct work with Hershey's Legal, Employee Relations, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Global Mobility, Total Rewards, Information Systems, Executive Compensation, and Worker's comp. departments. Major Duties/Responsibilities: Manages end-to-end payroll processing for the U.S. employee professional group (4,600+ employees) in Hershey's SAP database Liaison to plant Payroll Coordinators ensuring timely completion of weekly & bi-weekly payrolls across Hershey's snacking portfolio (7,500+ non-exempt employees) Stay up to date with current federal, state, and local regulations to ensure pay and tax compliance for employees in 49 states, 11 FEINs, and 16 production/fulfillment facilities across 8 states Ensure accuracy of timecards, and data integrity from 3rd party interfaces within SAP Provide answers/direction to complex payroll inquiries by employees, leaders, retirees, and partners Serve as subject matter expert for worker's comp. audits, legal audits, employee relations audits/requests, information system design, M&A integrations, support pack and software updates, and testing system and functional specification updates to and from interfaced solutions Partner with plant payroll specialists to ensure process optimization, standardization, training, and process documentation Partner closely with GBS Accounting team for weekly & bi-weekly payroll posting, month-end, quarter-end, and year-end activities Work with external audit firm on Inpat/Expat wage & tax recording Coordinate processing of complex tax scenarios as a result of global mobility, stock option recording, tax equalization, and other imputed income and taxable fringe benefits Coordinate with Payables team for creation and disbursement of 1099-R and 1099-MISC forms at Year-End Provide standard and ad-hoc reporting to cross-functional partners Champion self-service tools, and author knowledge articles on general payroll topics including employee facing Hershey processes, as well as internal process documentation Assist other payroll personnel with complex issues Knowledge & Ability Requirements: Thorough understanding of automated attendance, time, and payroll solutions Demonstrated knowledge of payroll calculations, taxation, and regulations Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to perform root-cause analysis Demonstrated ability to extract and analyze data with high competence utilizing tools and functions within programs like Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines with minimal supervision Ability to quickly address discrepancies and work with a sense of urgency Is flexible, agile, and thrives in an evolving environment Proven ability to work with confidential information, using discretion when disseminating information verbally, written, or passed within data files High quality written and verbal skills, with comfortability communicating with all levels of Hershey management Takes pride and ownership in the role, builds strong relationships, and drives personal career aspirations Preferred Experience: Affinity with data, detail, accuracy, and motivation for process improvement 5+ years processing multi-state / multi-FEIN payroll Experience in large manufacturing environment (5-10k) preferred Payroll certification (CPP) preferred Experience with SAP preferred Education:Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field, with consideration to the right candidate with a combination of experience, certifications, and demonstrated knowledge. #LI-CM2 The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected VeteransIf you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the HR Service Center ( PDN-99314f6f-de95-4bb6-b995-8fa822451350

Keywords: The Hershey Company, Reading , Sr Specialist Payroll, Human Resources , Hershey, Pennsylvania

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