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The Walt Disney Company

Sr Payroll Analyst, LATAM

Job Summary:

In this role, the LATAM Payroll Analyst processes payroll for six countries and business units as part of a regional LATAM Time and Payroll HUB team. Will ensure that employees receive accurate remuneration on the published pay dates, thereby ensuring that the Company meets its contractual obligations. Also in charge of coordinating the relationship between third party payroll provider and Disney internal partners to ensure timely and accurate payroll process.



The ideal candidate will have had exposure in processing payroll for multiple entities for large multinational companies to ensure that the Company meets all statutory, payroll related obligations for the legal entities supported

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all fixed and variable payroll related data is captured from multiple sources and flows into Payroll vendor systems via upload template process, e.g. starters, leavers, variable pay etc.
  • Provide Payroll support across multiple legal entities.
  • Ensure payroll inputs are loaded time and entered correctly.
  • Coordinate relationship between third party payroll providers and Disney to ensure timely and accurate payroll process. Escalate issues to Payroll Management.
  • Gather payroll information, e.g process flows, SOP, policies and procedures from in scope legal entities to facilitate payroll knowledge transfer to LATAM Time and Payroll HUB.
  • Assist in collecting company historical employees’ data and information collection from the current Company payroll systems or the current payroll services provider.
  • Process all tax forms and tax related input in to Payroll vendor system in a timely manner.
  • Ensure statutory forms processed in a timely manner.
  • Provide complete, accurate and timely periodical employees’ data and other payroll input data in the required format for payroll vendor.
  • Review and approve completeness and accuracy of the payroll calculation outputs by payroll vendor.
  • Approve monthly, quarterly, annual and other periodicity reports to the management of the Company, local authorities and other recipients.
  • Review, approve and upload monthly payroll general ledger journal entry to ERP.
  • Resolve all assigned payroll related queries from employees and legal entity stakeholders in a professional and timely manner or escalate where appropriate.
  • Resolve legal entity concerns about the payroll process provided by the payroll provider.
  • Perform manual calculations for part-month and backdated payments where necessary.
  • Calculate manual / out of cycle payments where appropriate ensuring that the payment is correctly accounted for.
  • Analyze the variance report providing a reason for all variances above the material limit set by the Payroll Manager.
  • Actively participate in all team events such as meetings and training exercises.
  • Ensure Payroll procedures kept up to date, identify efficiencies, and identify continuous improvements.
  • Assist and support with wider payroll audits and general projects as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 4 years of experience with multiple payroll vendors support various legal entities in LATAM countries.
  • Previously processed high volume payrolls in a comparable organization.
  • Proven experience of reviewing and developing payroll procedures and policies.
  • Experience of dealing with expenses and benefits and has a good working knowledge of employee taxes.
  • TMF Payroll vendor processing experience is preferred.
  • Strong consultative skills and ability to influence.
  • Ability to work independently and think strategically while navigating through complex matrix environments.
  • Credible, proactive and trusted thought-partner who has built relationships and delivered results.
  • Support multiple languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese).
  • High degree of PC literacy with advanced Excel (Pivots and VLookups).
  • Strong focus in customer service.

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