Job Description

The Payroll Advisor role supports and drives the roll out of the Payroll Strategy and Projects in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region.  This role provides Payroll subject matter expertise, project leadership, and direction to local Payroll operation teams to ensure our Payroll Service is modernized, standardized, and visualized.  In addition, the payroll advisor supports the initiatives of, and maintains relationships with the Accenture Corporate Functions via the local Payroll Squads.  Responsible for service delivery support in conjunction with Accenture’s ventures and acquisitions transactions globally.  Responsible for Quality and Compliance Payroll

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead/support continuous improvement efforts for processes, tools, metrics, and trainings based on ongoing experience, process metrics and feedback from stakeholders
  • May undertake critical roles within the function for a period
  • Lead and direct special projects (organizational changes, redeployment of personnel, vendor transitions)
  • Help translate the high-level vision or strategy into specific initiatives and activities for implementation
  • Orchestrate timely delivery across a complex, global organizational structure
  • Drive strategy, key policy controls, process metrics and integration with other functional teams
  • Manage the goals, objectives, overall performance and budget of their assigned projects and teams
  • Partner with local Payroll teams to ensure accurate and timely Payroll delivery and associated tasks such as compliance with tax and regulatory rules, tax payments and filings, regulatory reporting, etc.
  • Oversee local team compliance with Internal Controls, Information Security Requirements, etc.
  • Partner with business functions to ensure local systems and processes can support related requirements such as equity, benefit, HR, cross-border assignment, and other functions
  • Partner with IT/CIO to drive required technology changes
  • Support local Payroll teams with Vendor system changes, upgrades, etc.
  • Responsible for coordinating global and local Payroll requirements
  • Reduce/Manage risks to tasks, activities, or projects
  • Offer functional expertise to key processes, products, and solutions
  • Apply and use fundamentals of statistical data analysis tools as required
  • Assist the decision-making processes for various business needs
  • Apply core management skills such as organizing and planning
  • Support initiatives which requires integration of quality and continuous improvement initiatives with other cross-center initiatives such as blueprint, service management, etc.
  • Work with Accenture Leadership/Service Delivery Lead (SDLs)/Vendor relationship managers in identifying and development of optimization opportunities
  • Understand the systems, processes, and tools to derive the desired business results for Accenture
  • Support in identifying problems and provide resolutions using root cause analysis


Qualifications

Educational Qualification:

Must Have: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or relevant business experience
Good to have: Payroll Professional Certification


Skill & Work Experience:

Must have:

  • 5+ years payroll operations experience in a complex environment, with Hands On expertise in European Payroll
  • Experience in payroll vendor transition projects and relationship management
  • Strong understanding of Payroll systems, Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax
  • Effective Relationship Skills, including ability to interact with both Accenture and Payroll Vendor senior leadership
  • Able to articulate/position complex/critical challenges, issues, etc.
  • Strong oral and written English communications skills

Good to have:

  • Experience in managing Ventures & Acquistion transition
  • Payroll processing experience in multiple countries
  • Lean Six Sigma experience / background.
  • AI / Automation within E2E processes

 


Other requirements:

  • Ability to work non-standard hours.
  • Ability to identify and assess complex problems for area(s) of responsibility.
  • Create solutions in situations in which analysis requires in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
  • Involve in setting strategic direction to establish near-term goals for area(s) of responsibility.
  • Interaction is with senior management levels within Accenture, involving negotiating or influencing on significant matters.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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