Full Time Job

Manager, Payroll Operations

Warner Bros. Discovery

Warsaw, Hungary 03-21-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Your New Role…

Join Warner Bros. Discovery as a dedicated EMEA Payroll Operations Manager within the Global Business Services People and Culture Shared Services Payroll Operations Department. The Payroll Operations Manager will be responsible for payroll operations within the EMEA region, implementing best practices in payroll processes and driving payroll automation, process standardization and improved controls to ensure process effectiveness and efficiencies throughout the region. The Manager should be committed to coaching payroll team members and leading special projects to ensure payroll excellance . If you are detail-oriented and enthusiastic about ensuring payroll excellence, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Your Role Accountabilities…

International Payroll
Operations Execution:
• Leading the day-to-day operations of one of the EMEA payroll functions.
• Develop, implement, and maintain procedures to ensure accurate and timely processing of payrolls in the EMEA region.
• Ensure payroll service delivery is accurate, timely and aligned with service level agreements.
• Manage the ongoing relationship with payroll vendor(s) across EMEA.

Leadership :
• Develop and maintain a well-trained payroll
operations team.
• Coach and mentor staff to ensure each person excels individually and as a team with a focus on customer service and operational excellence.

Compliance and Point of Contact:
• Act as the primary contact for the outsourced payroll service provider.
• Ensure compliance with payroll processing calendars for each country.
• Serve as the point of contact for international payroll operations, employee issues, benefits, and inquiries related to payroll tools and processes.
• Resolve payroll-related inquiries from employees, agencies, and other internal/external parties.
• Manage ticket requests in the case management system for payment issuance and other payroll issues.

Analysis and Documentation:
• Compile, analyze, and document issues related to payroll and fiscal activities to identify systemic problems.
• Identify
opportunities and contribute to implementing continuous improvements in payroll procedures.

Collaboration and Support:
• Work closely with Legal, Finance, and HR to ensure payroll compliance.
• Provide global payroll reporting services to P&C , Finance, Accounting and Legal as needed.
• Support internal audits in various payroll areas and prepare materials for external and internal auditors.

Reporting and Data Analysis:
• Compile statistics and reports regularly, including ad hoc requests and Year-end reporting.
• Perform data analysis by running reports and utilizing Excel functionality ( vlookups , index match, pivot tables).

Testing and Special Projects:
• Participate in testing of payroll systems or process changes and enhancements.
• Contribute to other special projects as required .

Qualifications & Experience…
• Experience: Previous experience in a management role within payroll operations , supporting EMEA markets while managing sensitive and confidential information is required . Experience in a shared service, large multi-business unit organization is a plus.
• Education: B achelor's degree in Business , Accounting, Finance, or a related field or equivalent combination of work experience required . Payroll certification a plus.
• Language Requirements: Must be bilingual. English speaking.
• Technical Skills: E xperience with Workday HR/ Safeguard payroll or other SaaS payroll tools required (SAP or PeopleSoft) with payroll integration and mass data loads (EIB) preferred . K nowledge of Microsoft is required , particularly with MS Excel.
• Relationship Management: Strong relationship skills. Experienced in building and maintaining effective collaborations. Recognized for reliability, integrity, and trustworthiness.
• Process Management: Solid k nowledge of payroll and compensation practices (salary, benefits, taxes, etc ) and statutory requirements for EMEA , plus statutory requirements across countries in EMEA is required . Skilled in process management, improvements, and re-engineering. Ability to manage high volume activities on time, in a fast-paced environment.
• Organizational Skills: Excellent planning, time management, prioritization, and follow-up skills. Has strong analytical skills and attention to detail .
• Communication & Influence: Exceptional communication and customer service skills, capable of conveying complex information clearly at all levels and in English .

What's in it for you...
• Contract of employment
• Hybrid work model, f lexible working hours
• Free access to and HBO Max
• Benefit package: private medical health care, life insurance, MyBenefit cafeteria including sport card, social funds, retirement pension plans, recognition platform, employee referral program
• Work-life balance initiatives: wellbeing platform, yoga, massages, educational webinars, Employee Assistance Program, internal media initiatives
• training & development: sharing the cost of English lessons, Employee Resource Groups, Bridge learning platform, sharing sessions with experts, periodic movie shows in the office cinema room
• CSR activities: volunteering, eco & social initiatives
• Casual dress code
• Parking space available for booking


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