Payroll Director, International

  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

**Additional location options for the role include: Singapore, Dubai and London**

This role will act primarily as a global payroll leader for three main regions. Directing the oversight of payroll processing in Europe, Asia Pacific, and CEMEA (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa), including centralization and standardization of processes and procedures.

  • Manage activities related to global mobility, equity and payroll accounting

  • Accountability for audit support, compliance support, service delivery excellence, governance with key business partners, ensuring successful implementation of all regional acquisitions, driving process improvement and automation.

  • Support the design, implementation and operational delivery of a standardized payroll tools for enabling continuous improvement of the employee/customer experience.

  • Analyze complex payroll problems and make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Manage regional vendor relationships to deliver timely, accurate and compliant processing

  • Interpret company policies affecting payroll procedures and recommend enhancements as needed.

  • Assist with the design and implement of proper segregation of duties, controls, and internal self-audits. Ensure compliance with all corporate policies and procedures.

  • Collaborate with Internal Audit team to provide compliance reporting and process controls while ensuring no high-risk audit comments

  • Collaborate with Benefits, Compensation, and HR communities in the support of HR Business initiatives

  • Create routines and collaborative partnerships to document and share best practices broadly. Understand business partners' needs and effectively propose recommendations.


Basic Qualifications:

10 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 8 years of work experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters/MBA/JD/MD) or at least 3 years of work experience with a PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Human Resources

  • Minimum 5-8+ years relevant experience managing payroll projects and operations preferably in a mid to large (10,000+ FTE) technology or finance company with multi-country/jurisdictional payroll

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Designation is desired

  • Knowledge of employment regulations in the respective jurisdictions/countries  

  • Experience in designing, implementing and reviewing internal controls aimed at reducing operational risk

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively across teams and vendors

  • Strong client service focus; able to develop strong working relationships with team, internal partners and vendors to deliver high quality service

  • Experience with Payroll/Time Reporting/HR/Absence Management (preferably ADP and/or Workday systems)

  • Expert knowledge on MS Office; Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Additional Information

Visa is an EEO 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.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law. Guidelines and applicable local law.

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