Payroll Specialist is responsible for the delivery of payroll processes to the GE businesses through an outsource payroll platform. The incumbent will have an in-depth knowledge of Payroll & Benefits systems, processes and procedures and also of national legislative rules. The person will promote “Best in Class” Service while working cross-functionally with internal teams.
Advise on questions/requests from employees, managers and the HR community concerning payments, allowances and tax treatments in a professional, courteous & timely manner
Review payroll entries and files to ensure they meet the necessary quality & compliance requirements
Understanding payroll GL and payroll accounting
Experienced with month end closing process and reconciled payroll accounts
Preparation of reporting & associated statistics
Participate in internal & external payroll audits
Deal with operational issues and process failures, identifying and implementing appropriate solutions.
Develop action plan to mitigate operational risks or resolve escalated issues
Proactively seek customer feedback to identify areas for simplification, standardization and productivity within assigned process.
Participate in process improvement projects and implementation with a focus on customer satisfaction and standardization
Build and share knowledge of area of expertise by continuously keeping up to date with internal and external updates and changes
Ensure that high standards of accuracy and quality are maintained with appropriate controls in place, taking accountability for compliance with relevant legal and GE policy requirements
Develop a strong working relationship with the GE HR community through proactive facilitation & improvement of HR processes, ensuring effective communication and early identification of requirements & any issues
Support global acquisition and disposition processes
Minimum 2-3 years of payroll experience
Experience in Turkish payroll practices and related legislations.
Knowledge of Levant payroll practice is a plus
Experience in working with an outsource payroll company is a plus
Fluency in Turkish and English
Workday expertise is a plus
Strong computer skills, highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
Strong math, analytical, research, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Ability to identify trends and implement process improvements
Attention to detail and strong planning skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong customer focus
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Ability to meet tough deadlines and able to work flexible when required
Strong system and data flow knowledge. Ability to learn and adapt to new process flows and software technologies