International Payroll Specialist

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The International Payroll Specialist is responsible for the timely processing of all international payroll transactions and ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations. Assist with special projects as needed under the supervision of Payroll Supervisor and/or Payroll Director.

  • Review and certify international payroll transactions to ensure all recommended payments accurately reflect current compensation levels and withholdings in accordance with local labor laws and requirements.
  • Communicate professionally and regularly with international payroll support vendors to ensure timely, accurate processing, and knowledge of local requirements.
  • Process and record payroll and related transactions in accordance with monthly deadlines.
  • Research and propose resolution of any data conflicts that impact payroll processing.
  • Communicate irregularities or issues to the Director and VP timely.
  • Monitor time collection and conduct timesheet audits as needed to resolve payroll issues.
  • Process approved pay adjustments as needed.
  • Collect and provide reports and other supporting documentation for internal and/or external audit preparation.
  • Monitor and distribute payroll reports ensuring consistency of all domestic and overseas reports,
  • Ensure leave balances are accurately reported and reported.
  • Regularly review payroll processes and procedures to ensure efficiency and reliability.
  • Manage domestic payroll operations in the absence of the Domestic Payroll Specialist.
  • Provide general support of financial operations and perform other related duties as required and assigned.


  • Building Effect Teams (for managers of People and Projects)
  • Developing Talent (for managers of people only, N/A for this role/level)
  • Collaboration

  • Leading by Example
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Ensures Accountability and Execution
  • Manages Conflict

  • Business Acumen
  • Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes
  • Organizational Agility

With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies
  • Results Driven
  • Technical Competence
  • Organizational Agility
  • Collaboration
  • Peer Relationships / Interpersonal Savvy
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication

  • Associate degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • 4 years of experience processing payroll; international payroll experience preferred.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Discretion and ability to deal appropriately with confidential data.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft a plus.
  • Demonstrated STRONG analytical skills.
  • Strong time management and organization skills with high attention to detail.

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.