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Gallagher Payroll Manager in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., (http://ajg.com/portal/server.pt?open=512&mode=2&objID=5126) one of the world's largest insurance brokerage and risk management services firms, provides a full range of retail and wholesale property/casualty (P/C) brokerage and alternative risk transfer services globally, as well as employee benefit brokerage, consulting and actuarial services. Gallagher also offers claims and information management, risk control consulting and appraisal services to clients around the world. If you're looking for a professional career with an industry leader then you have come to the right place. Wherever your interests lie, we're sure you will agree on one thing: our continued prosperity hinges on our greatest resource --- our people.

Position Summary:

This role’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the organization has a managed and cost effective America’s payroll function through use of the efficient utilization of systems and processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs and delivers America’s payroll solutions in line with the company’s HR and business strategies

  • Manages the end-to-end full cycle payroll process to ensure compliance with payroll regulations

  • Partners with business units/divisions at a country level to ensure payroll meets the business needs, develops relationships with local/regional payroll teams and outsourced vendors

  • Accountable for month end processes including payroll, tax, benefit, and pension related remittances and reconciliations

  • Responsible for ensuring all internal audit processes and procedures are in place to support payroll and data integrity

  • Understand the full payroll processes within the America’s

  • Maintain current knowledge of payroll and applicable legislation to ensure compliance

  • Develops and maintains a matrix / summary of countries on Oracle payroll and outsourced payrolls and documents key payroll dates, year end activities, tax events etc.

  • Partners with the Corporate Rewards function on delivery of key America’s annual global compensation and benefits events

  • Partners with Corporate HR Operations, Global Payroll Manager, Technical Payroll teams, HRIS and global HR governance groups to facilitate and manage the project of upgrade and integration of all America’s legacy and non-integrated payroll systems

  • Partners with the Global Payroll Manager on America’s specific payroll related projects

  • Creates (for new legal entities), maintains and implements payroll policies, standards and procedures in a consistent and efficient manner

  • Partners with global payroll partners in the defining and implementing a model of global payroll best practices

  • Analyzes external America’s payroll trends

  • Represent Payroll in all M&A activity

  • Assist in year-end internal audits

  • Acts as a functional expert for America’s from plan design perspective

  • Works with legal and tax experts to ensure America’s payroll set up, delivery and reporting payroll data is in compliance with local legislation/regulations/rules, local/regional data protection laws and tax laws

  • Accountable for managing any regional third party payroll provider relationships

  • Provides support with budget planning for international compensation-related HR expenses

  • Provides support to Corp Compensation with reporting needs and reconciliations

  • Oversee (where appropriate) the time and attendance processing activities

  • Responsible for managing a team of payroll professionals in multiple locations

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree and 7 years related experience or High School diploma and 10 years' experience in a high volume payroll environment.

  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of current payroll legislation and statutory requirements.

  • Subject matter expert, knowledge of global payroll, including best practice, current trends, technologies, products and legislative proceedings

  • Must have prior experience of working within a global corporate payroll function

  • Able to manage in a matrix environment

Desired:

  • Oracle Cloud payroll experience

Work Traits:

  • Savvy and thoughtful communicator

  • Excellent presentation, organization and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem resolution skills

  • A passion for continuous improvement

  • Good mediation/negotiation skills

  • Familiar with a variety of benefits concepts, practices, and procedures

U.S. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered

  • Are you 18 years of age or older or can you demonstrate legal capacity to enter a contract?

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States. For U.S. employment opportunities, Gallagher hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. Gallagher will require proof of work authorization

  • Must be willing to execute Gallagher's Employee Agreement or Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement which requires, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure

Gallagher offers competitive salaries and benefits, including: medical/dental/vision plans, life and accident insurance, 401(K), employee stock purchase plan, educational expense reimbursement, employee assistance program, flexible work hours (availability varies by office and job function) training programs, matching gift program, and more.

Gallagher believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, gender, gender identity / expression, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination. In addition, Gallagher will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

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Job: Human Resources

Organization: Corp - Home Office

Title: Payroll Manager

Location: Illinois-Rolling Meadows

Requisition ID: 78969

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