Howden Group Holdings

Payroll Specialist

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: R0007489

      Howden Tiger is the global reinsurance broker and risk, capital, & strategic advisor focused on relentless innovation & superior analytics for top client service.

      About Role


      • Ensures payroll detail is accurate, updated, and complete for payroll, including but not limited to:
      • Verifies calculation of timecards for non-exempt employees for assigned employee groups.
      • Ensures all employee changes for assigned employee groups into HRIS are accurate.
      • Responsible for balancing assigned payroll and troubleshooting payroll issues.
      • Reconciles all payroll gross by by pay period.
      • Prepares reports from WorkDay and third-party providers as requested by management.
      • Processes Bonus and ad hoc payrolls as required.
      • Monitors the time and attendance system. Looks for missed punches and communicates discrepancies or issues to managers and employees as appropriate. Ensures absences are properly paid.
      • Regularly audit attendance and paid time off records for non-exempt all employees for assigned employee groups, correcting balances as necessary.
      • Liaising with the third-party providers to ensure payment of all relevant taxes and benefits are made in a timely and accurate way, supporting with any queries as required.
      • Support continuous improvement initiatives within Workday Payroll including testing where required.
      • Work with the benefits provider to ensure the timely and accurate feed of all benefits data in and out of Workday and support any continuous improvement required.
      • Assists with audit requests.
      • Keeps abreast of the payroll processing system and changes in wage/tax laws and applies changes as appropriate.
      • Support with general enquiries from employees (e.g. tax, pay slip).
      • Other duties as assigned.
      • Serve as Tier 1 support for payroll NA inboxes.( research and respond to employee inquiries) – escalate to Manager as needed.
      • Support in Payroll tax account management registration cleanup with ADP Smart Compliance.
      • Serve as processing backup for primary processors to allow flexibility in PTO management.


      • Minimum of two years’ experience in payroll processing, 5-6 years professional experience
      • Experience with Workday Payroll Software & ADP is preferred.
      • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)/ Fundamental Payroll Certification desired
      • Strong knowledge of US federal and multi-state payroll and tax legislation
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, strong Excel skills.
      • Effective interpersonal communications skills with all levels of employees.
      • Ability to maintain highly confidential information.
      • Ability to work across various time zones during payroll processing.
      • Ability to adapt to an everchanging work environment and stay solution oriented
      • Legally authorized to work in the US
  • About the company

      Howden Group is a leading international insurance intermediary group with operations across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the U.S. and Latin America. Originally established in Europe we are now a global business with 250+ offices in 45...