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Payroll software experience: ULTIPRO
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Senior Payroll Associate
TX - Dallas

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty
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Gain broad exposure and build your career home with a stable and growing company
If you have strong payroll knowledge and experience, and you are a self-starter who enjoys researching and learning to get the job done, this position offers you some great opportunities. You will:
  • Play a key role as part of our payroll team, ensuring employees are paid correctly and in a timely way. Quick question for you - click here
  • Expand your experience and learn a great deal, putting you in a great position to take your career to the next level.
  • Gain broad exposure and visibility as you build a network of cross-functional team members from human resources, legal, finance, and others, in our flat organization.
  • Join a stable company experiencing steady growth that genuinely cares for employees and takes care of them in many ways, including by promoting work-life balance.
  • Showcase your career potential; motivated, high-performing professionals can help shape their own career paths in our company.
Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives. We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create a unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.
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Grow Your Career as a Key Member of Payroll Team for a Global Industry Leader

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this opportunity, you must have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for Senior Payroll Associate, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent; business focus a plus
  • 5+ years of Payroll experience in a public, multi-national company where you have gained:
    • Excellent knowledge of SOX requirements, payroll processes, workflow, and practices
    • A deep understanding of the month-end accounting for payroll
    • An understanding of all payroll reports including reports from payroll for accounting’s general ledger
    • Significant experience with UltiPro (highly preferred) Quick question for you - click here
    • Experience with Implementation of global payroll systems
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and collaboration skills, and the ability to effectively collaborate throughout the organization
  • Solid business acumen
  • A strong client service focus with the drive to own payroll and effectively manage relationships with leadership, employees, and vendors
  • A do-what-it-takes approach and a results orientation
  • Flexibility and adaptability
Preferred but not required:
  • Strong experience in payroll issues as related to Restricted Stock Units (RSU’s)
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification preferred Quick question for you - click here
  • An MBA or another advanced degree
  • International payroll knowledge (Canada) a plus
Though we generally work during normal business hours, you’ll need to be flexible enough to occasionally work longer hours as projects, month-end and other demands require (such as when a holiday falls during payroll). We plan to return in person to the Dallas office next January. We are currently working 100% remote for now, but when we return we’ll expect all team members to work at least 2 days per week from the office on a consistent basis.

Pictured: You will help support thousands of employees carrying out a wide variety of responsibilities in some of the most advanced data center facilities in the world.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to the Payroll Director for the Americas, you will join the Payroll team, which is housed under the HR Department. You and your Director will complete payroll for all employees in the U.S. and Canada, including three different payrolls across 32 states, and a handful of ex-pats, totaling about 1,500 employees.

You’ll spend most of your time preparing for and processing bi-weekly payroll, including documenting and keeping track of everything that goes into the payroll. You will work with the HR team and your Director to pull time from the HR system into the payroll system (UltiPro), verify data, respond to requests for verification of employment, run reports after every payroll and prepare balance worksheets, complete system maintenance, and more. You will also learn how to process stock entries for tax purposes, if you don't already know how to do it. This is a fast-paced environment with quick turnarounds – payroll usually opens on a Monday and must be complete by EOD Tuesday – but it’s very doable if you stay focused and have a strong detail orientation.

Some of your specific tasks will be to:
  • Assist in overseeing the bi-weekly multi-state payroll processing for 1,500+ employees.
  • Work closely with Stock Administration, Legal, Tax and HR Departments in the administration of payroll and equity-related issues.
  • Develop and set requirements for projects related to the payroll function in order to bring value to the company through streamlining processes, automation, and more.
  • Integrate any newly acquired companies into the payroll system.
  • Research and provide guidance on complex payroll and tax issues.
  • Approve the financial month-end close accounting entries for Payroll, including Journal Entries and Account Reconciliations.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Join Us
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Broad exposure
You'll work with a variety of cross-functional team members, including the HR and accounting teams. This will give you a great deal of opportunity to meet and make connections with a great group of people across the organization.

Training and development
Depending on your start date, the person retiring from this role may have the chance to help train you to set you up for success. As you learn, grow, and find success in this role, you will have opportunities to grow your career with Digital Realty. For example, you could become a manager in this department, or could move to another department.

Build a career home
We're looking for bright, ambitious people to join our dynamic team, and we'll provide the support and resources you need to take your career to the next level. In our organization, the more you put into your career, the more you'll get out of it.

Great environment
Your manager is flexible, accommodating, and easy to work for, and everyone on the wider team gets along well and works collaboratively. Across the organization, you'll find an entrepreneurial spirit, a shared vision, and a commitment to quality and continuous improvement.

Stability through strong performance
Our organization consistently meets and exceeds industry standards for service and performance, and we have a strong financial profile. We're enjoying strong growth, both organically and via acquisition, and that growth will create opportunities for strong performers.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans; flexible spending plans for multiple purposes; a health savings account; a 401(k) plan with company match; tuition and gym reimbursement options; and much more.
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Road to Success
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With your experience in payroll, you will already know a bit of what it takes to be successful: a detail orientation, the ability to keep up with everything even during quick turnarounds, the desire to hustle to meet deadlines, and a keen eye to ensure accuracy in everything you do. But beyond the basics, we also need you to be a self-starter, willing and able to learn and do any research needed to quickly get up to speed on our company and our system.

You’ll need to be willing and able to work independently and to seek our resources, such as the documentation on the vendor site for our payroll system. We have to meet strict deadlines in this quick turnaround environment, so we need someone who will choose to take initiative, push, and go above and beyond to keep moving the process forward.

At the same time, a lot of our work is cross-functional, so you should bring a collaborative approach. Our ideal candidate has a customer service mindset and a positive attitude. You will receive questions throughout your work day from employees, HR Business Partners, and possibly even company leadership. You’ll need to be able to shift gears, find that answer, and deliver it in a positive way. A strong sense of ownership and accountability is a must.
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Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at jdibenedetto@engage2excel.com.