Payroll Administrator

Date Posted: 5/7/2018
Organization: Center for Reproductive Rights
Location: New York, NY

Description of Organization:
The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 150 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan. The Center’s game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

Position Responsibilities:
THE ROLE The Center seeks a Payroll Administrator who will report directly to the Senior Director of Accounting & Compliance and will work closely with the Human Resources Manager. S/he is responsible for managing, directing, controlling, and processing the Center’s payroll and all other payroll related duties. This position will be based in New York City. RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Process US payroll; liaise with Human Resources regarding new hires, terminations, benefit deductions, salary changes and calculations of mandatory/voluntary end of service payments; • Maintain current knowledge & ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws; • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports, including gross payroll, hours worked, tax deductions, benefit deductions, as necessary; • Review deduction & benefit reports and work with Human Resources for reconciliation; • Process International payroll as applicable; liaise with field office local staff and HR regarding new hires, terminations, benefit deductions, salary changes and calculations of mandatory/voluntary end of service payments; remuneration and conditions of service; • Monitor local (non-US) payroll; responsible for Expats US payroll calculation and reporting; • Prepare severance and vacation accruals; • Perform payroll orientations for all US new hires; • Oversee 401k contribution - prepare, review and upload 401k file to Fidelity; • Manage 401k and Worker’s Compensation annual audits; • Participate in annual 5500 and 990 filings; • Compile payroll related information and work schedules for all internal and external annual audits; • Manage the time tracking system implementation; train employees and ensure staff are tracking their hours; • Perform various journal entries, account reconciliations, and provides general ledger support; • Facilitate management and employee understanding of payroll procedures; • Compile payroll data such as garnishments, insurance and other deductions; • Other Finance responsibilities, as needed.

Qualifications: • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Business Management or Finance desirable; • Strong commitment to the Center's mission, purpose, and values; • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience with payroll systems and related software systems; • Familiarity with a multi-office, multi-national organizational environment; • International non-profit accounting experience preferred; • Strong mathematical, analytical and technical skills; • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and ability to take initiative; • Solid computer skills with advanced proficiency in Excel a must; • Ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff and clients; • English proficiency required; Spanish language fluency is a plus. CRITICAL POSITIONS BEHAVIORS: • Collaborative: Brings a track record of working effectively with various and diverse individuals and groups. A willingness to actively listen and invite different views and opinions across all levels of the institution to build alignment in support of a common goal. • Innovative: Demonstrated ability to be innovative and highly productive, with a focus on excellence in a high energy, fast moving, deadline-oriented environment • Initiative: Effectively responds to pressure or crisis situations and acts professionally. Uses resources well. Follows through on ideas, assignments and open issues. Must possess a "can-do" and "will-do" attitude. • Commitment to learning: Applies a growth mentality to their own development and pushes self and others to work out of comfort zone. Promotes a culture of learning by modeling inquisitiveness and an openness to viewing mistakes as an opportunity to learn and improve • Integrity: Possesses impeccable integrity and personal and professional values that are consistent with the Center's high standards and mission. • Transparency: Consistently applies openness and honesty in communicating decisions and plans to team members. • Adaptive/flexible: Has a can do/will do attitude and demonstrates comfort with ambiguity and calculated risk-taking. • Empathy: An empathetic, approachable team player who engenders trust and confidence, with an inherent ability to interact positively with all members of the Center staff. • Independent Worker/Thinker: Must have the ability to work independently and in a team setting. • Confident: Must possess and exhibit a level of confidence in themselves and his/her work but be able to take direction and criticism professionally. • Results Oriented: Ability to achieve results and complete assignments in a timely manner. Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

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HOW TO APPLY: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this role. It is encouraged to include these application materials as attachments. Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.


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