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19 May 2023

Full-Time Global Payroll Director

TransUnion – Posted by Andrew.lee@TransUnion.com Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

What We’ll Bring:

At TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We are consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. This environment gives our people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.

Come be a part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.

The Global Payroll Director will report directly into our VP, Shared Services and will be responsible for the strategic leadership and transformation of TransUnion’s payroll operations, payroll tax submissions & compliance, payroll budgeting, vendors and pay data for our global population.

You will lead our global payroll activities, ensuring timely and accurate global payroll submission, reporting, and compliance. You will be instrumental in the development of an efficient and scalable payroll processing organization. To be successful in this role, you must be a hands-on leader, deadline driven, and detailed oriented. You must be a strong collaborator who can develop and maintain strong relationships with HR teams, Accounting, Internal Audit and ensure timely communication and alignment on initiatives. You must have demonstrated experience both building and leading a global payroll team in a fast-paced and collaborative work environment.


What You’ll Bring:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to interact and communicate effectively across different levels of our organization.
  • Strong focus on delivering top-notch service for our associates and business partners.
  • Effective collaborator; both shares/disseminates information as well as incorporates inputs from others to achieve productive outcomes.
  • Flexible approach with proven skills in problem solving, judgment, critical thinking and attention to detail; can quickly change course and adapt to meet business needs.
  • Strong leadership in analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining quality and timeliness.
  • Proactive and passionate about improving processes and developing innovative solutions.
  • Willingness to roll-up your sleeves to get things done. No task is too big or too small mindset.
  • Empathetic leader, willing and able to coach and develop less experienced team members.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interpret and apply taxation, withholding, and reporting requirements at federal, state, and local levels.


Impact You’ll Make:

  • Review and supervise the work of the payroll team processing the local payroll-related transactions, to ensure timely and accurate payroll submissions. This includes driving the efforts to ensure proper processes are in place for capturing all payroll inputs and ensuring timely and accurate submission to the payroll service providers.
  • Develop metrics and reporting to keep key stakeholders informed on critical issues and measures department performance, compliance and impact to organization
  • Partner with the HR Operations team to ensure completeness and accuracy of employee data for new hires, terminations, and compensation & benefit changes.
  • Partner with Finance, Tax, and Legal, to adhere to laws and regulations impacting payroll, across our global landscape.
  • Partner with Treasury and regional payroll providers to ensure best practices and global consistency and automation for payroll processing of international employees, generate appropriate wire transfer documents and monitor that bank transactions are generated in timely manner.
  • Optimize the payroll processing to drive reliability of the payroll processing activities.
  • Foster and maintain exceptional relationships with all relevant business stakeholders across the organization.
  • Work closely with the external payroll service providers and Finance teams on the month end close activities, including GL reconciliations and JE processing.
  • Develop and implement payroll policies and procedures to guide employees’ activities and internal controls.
  • Ensure accurate and timely filing with government entities and support the payroll related audit efforts (financial and 401k audits).
  • Resolve issues and answer payroll-related questions in a timely manner
  • In performing the above, exercise the highest degree of confidentiality relative to all payroll information and employee privacy initiatives.





TransUnion provides flexible benefits including flexible time off for exempt associates, paid time off for non-exempt associates, tuition reimbursement, additional (following any short-term disability) 10 weeks of parental leave with gradual return, adoption assistance, fertility coverage, spousal and domestic partner benefits, charity gift matching, employee stock purchase plan, retirement contributions with employer match, organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks, and access to TransUnion’s Employee Resource Groups.


We are committed to being a place where diversity is not only present, it is embraced. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.


TransUnion’s Internal Job Title:

Director, Payroll

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Analytic and payroll. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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