As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better.
Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life.
Elanco's promise to employees : Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.
Payroll Accountant EMEA&LATAM
Elanco is a global organization that supports more than 40 countries on the Workday platform and integrates data into various other systems including CloudPay, Kronos, and more.
The Payroll Accountant EMEA&LATAM, reporting to the Payroll Director EMEA&LATAM, is responsible for providing payroll accounting support to various teams including ESC Payroll, Finance as well as to payroll vendors.
Support is provided in the areas of General Ledger (GL) and SAP accounting knowledge and tasks, audit & compliance, system testing and knowledge, and integrations.
The Payroll Accountant EMEA&LATAM will serve as the liaison between the customer teams ensuring the highest quality payroll data is entered into SAP and the utmost care is given to supporting processes.
This role will also serve as a primary contact for issue resolution, questions or requests related to activities impacting EMEA&LATAM payroll in the aforementioned areas.
The selected candidate will work closely with Global Payroll Accountant and other functional areas to understand impact of changes on global payroll data, processes, and timelines.
Key Responsibilities & Deliverables :
Ensure timely and accurate data delivery for posting of GL files to SAP accounting system
Reconcile GL accounts to payroll records and payments and resolve any discrepancies
Act as liaison between Payroll team and Accounting teams to ensure paycodes are appropriately mapped to GL accounts and assist in solving GL posting errors
Maintain expertise through the study of existing, new, and pending legislation
Assist in accrual calculations and recording
Function as expert / trainer for payroll team, ensuring understanding of how payroll data and payroll system configuration impacts accounting records
Prepare manual GL files, when necessary, and ensure proper documentation is stored for audit purposes
Maintain GL account mapping in Workday
Audit / Compliance
Perform monthly / quarterly control tasks in conjunction with internal requirements
Maintain compliance with company policy, GAAP, internal controls, SOX and local legal requirements
Facilities audit requests by providing appropriate and requested documentation and files
Partner with accounting, payroll, and vendor teams to ensure complete and timely testing for accounting system consolidation (Project Mustang)
Monitor new paycode / GL account setup to ensure appropriateness
Lead project team through GL integration testing if / when the process is automated
Receive and monitor integration error logs
Liaise with payroll and accounting teams to resolve errors
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum 2 years of experience in accounting or payroll with a preference to those candidates who have a background in payroll accounting
Experience documenting processes is required
Ability to work with end users to explain processes and provide guidance
Ability to work independently and use analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve issues
Additional Skills and Preferences :
Experience with both Workday and SAP strongly preferred
Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (verbal and written)
Must be able to work independently, make sound business decisions based on fact and law, and exude confidence with customers
Expert knowledge of Microsoft excel
Strong analytic and diagnostic skills as well as a data-driven and metrics-driven approach
Accuracy and thoroughness while meeting customer needs in timely manner
Ability to refine processes based on best practices
Ability to work across cultures and across diverse management styles