Senior Associate, Payroll, People & Culture

United Nations Foundation
Washington, DC
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Position OverviewThe Senior Associate, Payroll administers the Foundation's payroll process on a semi-monthly basis. This individual is responsible for the accuracy, integrity, and efficiency of managing payroll.Essential FunctionsResponsible for efficient and timely processing of semi-monthly payroll for employees located domestically and internationally, to include variance report monitoring and review, verifying voluntary deductions, employee changes, and electionsWill work closely with the Benefits Manager, People & Culture to ensure benefit elections are correctly inputted into HRISResponsible for calculating and processing garnishments, bonuses, manual checks, and other payroll related itemsResponsible for new employee system training for payrollInputs and audits personnel action notices for new hire pay, termination pay, retroactive pay, vacation payout and any other required adjustments to normal semi-monthly payrollMonitors employee audit trail report and reconciles with payroll registerMaintains record of semi-monthly payroll reports following each pay periodPartners with the Finance team to custom-build, revise, and/or run reportsAssists in monitoring semi-monthly leave balances reports for accuracy in various systemsPrepares, audits, and reconciles reports including payroll variance, W-2s, year-to-date earnings, and other reports relating to tax filings and regulatory requirementsManages multi-state SUI and tax reporting. Establishes new accounts as neededResponsible for remitting semi-monthly 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plan and HSA file contributions to respective vendors. Partners with Finance to submit corresponding reportsResearch and resolve issues regarding payroll discrepancies and processing with HRIS vendor (UltiPro)Responsible for creating annual payroll schedule for submission to payroll providerAnswers questions regarding changes to employee record and payroll issues timelyRemit payment to all People & Culture Benefit vendorsPartners with the Senior Director, People & Culture and Finance on budgeting for the People & Culture team (ie, allocations)Create expense report for all credit card accounts under People & CultureDrafting and reviewing agreements and maintaining an understanding of all agreement terms and applicable flow-downs, consulting with UNF's finance/contracts team as needed. (As applicable to the role)Maintain a strong knowledge of UNF's Salesforce database to be able to process and track agreements, extract information and prepare reports. (As applicable to the role)Other duties as assigned.Selection CriteriaBachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required and/or a minimum 3-5 years of Human Resources experience and payroll processing experience with a multi-jurisdictional/international organization of 200 or more employees a plusDemonstrated knowledge of payroll principles, practices, regulations, and proceduresDemonstrated knowledge of basic accounting practices and proceduresDemonstrated knowledge of applicable state and federal payroll and related tax regulationStrong knowledge of UltiPro is preferredAbility to maintain high degree of confidentialityStrong attention to detail and demonstrated excellence working in a fast-paced environmentAbility to multi-task and juggle many projects at once is a mustStrong professional interpersonal skills and diplomacyStrong knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and ExcelAbility to work independently as well as member of a teamAbility to take initiativeDependable and consistentExcellent verbal and written communication skills requiredAbility to work under pressure and handle stressAbility to meet regular attendance/tardiness policyBenefits & CompensationFor full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)dental insurancevision insuranceflexible spending accounts403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contributiongroup term and supplemental life insuranceshort-term disabilitylong-term disabilityhealth club discountscommuter subsidyback-up careemployee assistance programAdditionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.