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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Senior Payroll Specialist

Reporting to the Payroll Manager in Cincinnati you will be a business advisor providing both internal and external customers prompt & accurate service as well as guidance in various payroll matters.


You will:
•    Process weekly/biweekly/monthly US and Canadian payrolls while effectively managing all payroll-related transactions including tax(withholding, unemployment, disability), benefits (Section 125, Savings Plan, 401(k), Roth, and Post tax deductions), and Workers Compensation .
•    Month-end closing GL entries, reclassification of GL postings, creation of necessary journal entries.
•    Administer, process, and report all non-qualified executive compensation plans
•    Liaison between Givaudan and third party service providers and reconcile issues at hand
•    Point person for all Federal, State, and Local tax reporting issues derived from payroll.system, including all quarterly and annual reporting requirements (941, 940, W2)
•    Process non-cash fringe benefits and gross-up computations.
•    Create and process standard and had hoc reports to meet all requirements
•    Work with outside service providers and internal stakeholders to ensure system controls.
•    Prepare and complete all testing of system or tax updates applicable to the Givaudan's database, while maintaining a role to ensure accurate system configuration for relevant tax and reporting requirements.
•    Participate in any audit or controls & compliance issues as necessary.
•    Communicate payroll issues to internal Givaudan staff and third-party service providers.


•    5+ years of payroll processing and management experience.
•    Solid U.S.Payroll Tax and Wage and Hour Laws knowledge.
•    Experience with either SAP or SAP SuccessFactors Payroll Processing and ADP's automated time and attendance system is highly desirable.
•    Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.
•    Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) status desired
•    Interpret policies and work with HR and Benefits BPs, along with outside contacts
•    Resolve both technical and process-related questions with autonomy.
•    Customer Service understanding


Great career development opportunities. Comprehensive and customizable healthcare plans. PTO and family leave. Retirement plans. Comprehensive medical plans and a high matching 401k. Givaudan is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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