LATAM Payroll Specialist in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Scottsdale
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/12/2018
  • Job ID:
    R0035599

Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 244 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

We are looking for an experienced Payroll Specialist to work effectively in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment, who is open to change and will embrace the challenges that arise in a fast-moving environment! You will be responsible for day-to-day processing of payrolls for Latin American countries, currently Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil and El Salvador. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a team whilst growing your experience and exposure in LATAM, with the potential for diverse project support for emerging countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure payrolls are processed accurately, timely and in accordance with local country requirements
  • Validate and submit payroll files from HR  and time tracking systems
  • Populate additional pay and personnel data into templates for payroll processing
  • Ensure all equity transactions are captured and processed within the pay periods
  • Complete month end payroll activities
  • Ensure that monthly and yearly local tax payments and compliance requirements are met
  • Ensure sufficient controls are in place and implemented to capture changes month over month and any differences are reconciled and explained
  • Schedule, facilitate and participate in payroll-related meetings and presentations
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to internal and external agencies and local government authorities
  • Monitor submission of filings and payments to third parties made for processing vendor
  • Interact directly with third parties and tax authorities for issue resolution
  • Create and maintain control documentation, process flows and procedures
  • Work with HR function to ensure consistent and accurate flow of information
  • Work with external providers regarding specific payroll treatment for employees e.g. expatriate, international assignments & equity
  • Work with internal and external audit to ensure the integrity of the payroll information
  • Ensure a consistent focus and involvement in driving efficiencies and process improvements.
  • Intake and action employee payroll issues, including case tracking, payroll vendor inquiries and follow-up with employee
  • Work with Healthcare Insurance Providers on payment reconciliations.
  • Report on PTO balances from time off management system
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements


Essential:

  • 5 - 7 years significant experience in similar payroll role supporting LATAM countries.  Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil payroll experience preferred.
  • Spanish language proficiency.  The ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish.  Portuguese would be beneficial.
  • Understanding of and following procedures and HR practices.
  • Working knowledge of Workday HCM platform preferred.
  • Exposure to stock processing and rules.
  • An understanding of Employee Stock Purchase Plan processing.
  • To be able to understand the importance of escalating issues that sit beyond the scope of the role
  • Strong Excel skills

Desirable:

  • Salesforce case tracking experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge and application of payroll principles, concepts and industry practices and standards.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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