Corporate professional with over 15 years of experience in various fields of Finance and Human Resources of diverse organizations ranging from dominate pharmaceutical manufacturers, retail gurus and CPA firms: Build and retain productive team through establishment of highly effective training, procedures, outsourcing, and thriving business relationships. Eliminate and reduce corporate liabilities with expert time management and skilled accounting practices. Proficient in payroll and payroll tax laws and guidelines for 48 states and Puerto Rico, assisting associates in creating a constructive work environment with third party service providers and vendors. Competent in a range of disciplines within a Shared Services organization; Accounting Services, Accounts Payable, Payroll, HR Transactional Services and HR Policy.
Confidential - New York, NY Manager, SALT Client Services, Payroll (2011- Present) Manage client portfolio of mid-size domestic and international companies. Create project budgets, timelines and scope of work for newly acquired businesses. Manage projects ensuring execution is timely, accurate and within budget. Communicate discrepancies with partners and clients on time and expense accruals for work in progress. Consult with clients on payroll issues ranging from paycheck processing to system implementations. Liaison with business partners, clients and analysts ensuring initiatives are executed within estimated budget. Provide compliance services during transitional periods from various third party payroll service providers. Report findings of compliance on due diligence reports for client merger and acquisition transactions. Provide internal staff and clients with best practices within the disciplines of Payroll, Payroll Tax & Human Resources. Develop and retain relationships with national team members in satellite offices and external global clients. Maintain a professional and reputable relationship with auditors to create a streamlined audit process.
Confidential, Inc. - Brooklyn, NY Manager, Employment & Compensation Tax - Financial Shared Services (2008 - 2011) Collaborate with UK and US counterparts generating and reporting compensation and tax liabilities for our expatriated population within various lines of business. Ensure compliance of federal and state employment forms for US resident and non-resident employees. Responsible for periodic and annual employment tax filings (i.e. W2, 1042(S), 1099) Provide guidance to Human Resource and Finance departments with transition initiatives and creation of new streamlined processes. Review and provide direction on company policies and procedures being updated or created having payroll and payroll tax implications. Implement new technology / techniques to reduce administrative overhead costs and manual processes. Create a centralized, functional and accountable department post 2008 acquisition. Execute compliant employment tax and compensation procedures when a sale or purchase of a company asset occurs. Oversee monthly, quarterly and year-end GL account reconciliations as per accounting closing schedules. Manage department budget and oversee direct reports ranging from Interns to Senior Analysts, both union and non-union employees. Create and ensure compliance of Service Level Agreements for internal customers ranging over four Lines of Business.
Survey Champion / Change Agent (2008 - 2010) Responsibilities included creation and execution of action plans developed based on the annual Employee Survey results. Liaison between executive management and non-managerial employees while collaborating Finance Leadership team determining best practices. People Development Steering Group Member - Developed US Corporate Mentoring Program. Confidential - (Appointed 2010 - Present)
Confidential - Rahway, NJ Analyst, HR Shared Services - Accounting and Regulatory Compliance (2007-2008) Created, tested and implemented SOX compliant processes within the newly restructured Global Business Shared Services Division. Assured remediations were accurately executed to satisfy projected deliverables, which generated productive workflow throughout department. Updated and maintained proper SOP / SOX documentation on internal secured SharePoint site. Resolved HR/Payroll Tier III employee case submissions via PeopleSoft Case Management. Responsible for garnishment and tax deduction reporting and funding. Reconciled over $60 million dollars in garnishment and tax liabilities for weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly funding transfers. Ensured General Ledger accounts were activated and valid for journal entries and postings. Validated and filed W2 Forms for over 60,000 employees domestically and those internationally assigned.
Confidential- North Bergen, NJ Travel and Expense Supervisor, Accounts Payable / Payroll (2004 - 2007) Supervised day-to-day functions of three T&E Auditors and delivered annual reviews and incentive compensation. Resolved escalated expense reporting issues for LCI associates and US Bank representatives. Audited and approved expense reports exceeding policy allowance as well as corporate executive submissions. Notified employees of company violations made and collect funds for expenses charged on corporate and purchasing cards. Deployed a paperless online Travel and Expense reporting system eliminating previous manual process resulting in cost savings exceeding projections, streamlining executions and eliminated large corporate exposure. Created, assisting the Corporate Travel Security Department, new corporate policy for domestic and international employees, aligning with audit rules corresponding with newly implemented Concur Expense System.
Tax Administrator, Payroll Department (2001-2007) Accountable for reporting over $10 million in payroll tax liabilities on a monthly basis to federal, state and local government agencies. Reconciled weekly, semi-monthly and quarterly tax reports for over 20 subsidiaries. Maintained valid jurisdictions within companies to avoid erroneous reporting to third parties and internal accounting. Distributed severance payments, union payouts and bonus checks to active and terminated associates as instructed by Human Resources. Assisted corporate, field and retail employees with payroll and payroll tax deduction inquiries. Produced and distribute annual income tax forms. Recorded and filed federal, state and local withholding/exemption forms within corporate location complying with IRS regulations. Interfaced GL entries to General Accounting Department for month-end closing process. Served as an instrumental role in preserving data integrity for over 15,000 associates during payroll conversion from a DOS to the Web-based application implementation Upgraded web-based application two years after implementation from PS v.8.0 to v. 8.9
Notable Employers: Payroll Processor / Bookkeeper - MGA Associates, LLP (1998-2002) & Enterprise Electric, Inc. (1997-2000)
EDUCATION Business Administration, Concentration within HR Management Certificate in Finance Essentials Certified in Employment Law Certified in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT VP, Recruiting and Membership Completion of Certified Project Management Program Certificate of Completion of CPP Course Program PHR Certification Member in North and Central Jersey APA Local Chapters<
National member of: Society HR Management American Payroll Association American Accounts Payable Association National Association of Professional Women American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers Association for Financial Professionals Project Management Institute Tax Executive Institute