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Benefits, Payroll & Tax Control Analyst Job


King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Human Resources
Posting Date:  Apr 23, 2022

Division: HR- Benefits and Payroll


Location: King of Prussia, PA



Situation in Organization

  • Reports directly to the Manager, Payroll Control (Payroll) with a dotted line to the Sr. Manager, Benefits
  • Payroll Tax oversight from Payroll and Tax Control Specialist


Job Dimensions

This position provides Benefits, Payroll & Tax Analysis, Administration and Support plus support for M&A Integration/Divestment activities.


Key Activities and Responsibilities

Payroll (45-50%)

  • Assist with all regular and special payroll processing’s, close and result reviews

  • Investigate/Research/Respond/Track all employee payroll inquiries, escalate when appropriate

  • Conduct proactive reviews of Arkema employee tax set ups includes address change impacts, worksite changes & rehires prior to all regular payroll runs

  • Handle all Arkema Inc., ArrMaz Products Inc., ArrMaz trucking Inc, and Coatex Inc., FEIN tax letters, tax requests/inquiries, state unemployment insurance changes and testing in BSI/SAP

  • Handle Maintenance of Unemployment HR Contact List

  • Handle Garnishment/Wire/Checks tracking

  • Handle entry of Bonus Accrual % changes from Accounting in SAP HRMS

  • Back up for entry of Banking, W4, Additional Payments/Deductions, checking bank daily, handling deposit returns or changes and handle data/wires accordingly, and MyADP (iPay) electronic resets/registrations & access issues

  • Back up all regular and special post-payroll processing A/P wire and check support documentation

  • Backup all regular and special post-payroll processing general ledger details to non-SAP entity Accounting

  • Backup Department Daily Mail/cash receipts of any incoming employee repayments

  • Backup Ensure KOP Kronos non-exempt timesheets are entered and verified prior to finalizing payroll

  • Backup Track KOP non-exempt employee approvers and back-up approvers

  • Back up Research and respond to all balance due at termination inquiries for applicable receivable areas

  • Backup Review and completion of Uconfirm employment and salary verifications

  • Backup Schedule, coordinate and transcribe/Action items for interdepartmental meetings

  • Backup Arkema Inc. Employee Recognition Program budget status tracking and communications

  • Assist in special projects as required including acquisitions and divestitures

Benefits (45-50%)

  • Creates purchase orders, audits, processes and tracks benefit invoices and assists with setup of new vendors, prepares documentation for ongoing auditing and controls

  • Vendor File Transmissions - Transmits weekly outbound files other benefit vendor inbound file transmissions

  • Prepares monthly Health and Welfare employee benefit elections reporting from monthly premium reporting by company

  • Maintains benefits claims log and audits the postings in the finance system, working with AP, Finance and Auditors (supporting additional reporting required by the Bostik and Ashland teams)

  • Resolves issues vendors and administrators

Mergers, Acquisitions, Integrations and Divestments (5 - 10%)

  • Prepares reports for external consultants

  • Sets up and coordinates planning meetings

  • Supports integration project teams by tracking and logging open items and updating project timelines

Context and Environment

  • Little to no travel

  • May be required to work some additional hours during certain time sensitive business cycles and other critical deadlines.

  •  Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements

  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)

  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents

Required Education/ Qualifications/ Work Experience

  • 3-4 years Payroll, Tax and Benefits background

  • Multi- State Payroll Tax experience strongly preferred.

  •  Bachelor’s degree, Business discipline preferred, or equivalent relevant experience

  • Very strong Microsoft Office skills, in particular the creation of Excel spreadsheets, Word documents and PowerPoint presentations; hands on experience in database modeling preferred

  • Journal entry and reconciliation experience  is a plus

  • SAP or similar HRMS experience is a plus  


Demonstrated Competencies

  • Strong organizational, critical thinking, analytical and prioritization skills, with the ability to self-audit work and handle competing priorities

  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to deal with all levels of employees

  •  Strong customer orientation required, including focus on timely and accurately answering questions

  •  Strong project planning and management skills

  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Ability to work independently and interact effectively in a hands-on environment is required

  •  Attention to detail, timely and accurate completion of work, and process-orientation is critical

  • Ability to make sense of complex, ambiguous, and oftentimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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