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Senior Manager, Payroll

Reston, Virginia
Job Type
19 May 2023
About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is a global non-profit organization that works to protect the Internet as a place of opportunity. We connect and empower communities to ensure the Internet remains trustworthy-open, globally connected, secure, and a resource for good in the world. We believe the Internet is for everyone. But it's more than just a privilege; it's our responsibility to improve it.

We mobilize technologist, end users, potential users, policymakers, government agencies and institutional and corporate partners to defend and promote the collaborative inter-networking, technical standards, and protocols that grow and strengthen the Internet.

If you believe in the power and possibility of the Internet, be part of our mission.

The Internet Society (ISOC) is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where all individuals are valued for their distinct contributions. Our people are the most valuable strengths we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our staff invests in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and ISOC's achievements.

About the position

The Senior Manager of Payroll will report to the Director of Accounting to ensure all payroll (US and international) processes and payroll-related tax filings are completed accurately and timely for both Internet Society and Internet Society Foundation. The position will also support Finance in ensuring all payroll transactions are accurately reported, recorded, and reconciled in our financial systems.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Manage all aspects of global payroll processes and serve as the payroll expert for the design, implementation, and enhancement of all payroll systems, processes, and controls.
Collaborate with Human Resources and payroll service providers to ensure timely and accurate US and international payroll processing, including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
Review and verify payroll change requests, and process bi-monthly and monthly payroll for over 150 global employees.
Review the accuracy of payroll reports and tax documents produced by payroll service providers.
Set up payroll tax accounts with appropriate tax authorities and ensure all payroll-related tax filings are completed accurately and timely.
Research global payroll regulations, including taxes and deductions, as needed.
Monitor payroll service providers' payroll processing and compliance activities, and review outputs for completeness and accuracy.
Support monthly journal entry processes for all payroll transactions, including adjustments and corrections.
Support payroll reconciliations, including benefits and PTO liabilities, with the general ledger and maintain analysis of payroll accounts.
Support external audits by maintaining and providing payroll-related schedules, reports, and documentation to auditors.
Assist with global payroll audits and other regulatory filings, such as Form 990.
Communicate regularly with the manager, team members, and stakeholders regarding tasks or internal projects status and opportunities to harmonize payroll processes.
Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

BS/BA in Accounting/Finance preferred with a minimum of ten year's experience in payroll processing and management.
Prior experience in global payroll processing, including strong global payroll knowledge and expertise.
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to process payroll in a complex global environment.
Excellent computer skills, advanced MS Excel skills, and proficiency with accounting, budgeting, and forecasting software are preferred.
Strong knowledge of finance and accounting standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Strong attention to detail, demonstrated integrity and professionalism.
Must be able to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
Must be proficient and able to thrive in a fast-paced, global environment.
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.
Strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.
Commitment to ISOC's mission, values, and objectives.
Experience working with a globally distributed workforce and ability to work across time zones.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact positively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
Must exercise sound judgment and integrity.
Ability to travel as needed.
Familiarity and comfortability working on Macs are plus.
Commitment to the Internet Society's mission, values and objectives.
Experience working with a Globally distributed workforce and ability to work across time zone.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability interact positively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
Ability to travel as needed.

What You'll Love About Us

Make an Impact. We have an exciting vision and mission to bring the internet to everyone!
Great Company Culture: We are a global team in 30+ countries and live our values of collaboration, inclusion, respect, people and passion in all of our HR programs including our new recognition program!
Rest and Relaxation. Generous paid time off, paid public holidays and sick leave as needed.
Benefits. Based on local in-country guidelines.

Give back. Get paid to volunteer in your community!
Professional Development and Educational Benefits. Annual company contribution towards professional development or higher education.
Flexible Work Models. Work-from-home, or hybrid, depending on position and location.

Compensation and benefits for this position will be paid in local currency and based on the country and geographic location's local salary and benefits market data for the position. Exact pay will be based on factors including but not limited to relevant qualifications, experience, geographic location, education, business and organizational needs.

The Internet Society is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals.
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  • Job Reference: 1010169027-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Internet Society
  • Location: Reston, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent