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Kentucky (KY), Louisville
Employer:  Yum! Brands
Job Ref:  383620
Country:  United States
City:  Louisville
State:  Kentucky (KY)
Company Summary
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has nearly 43,000 restaurants in 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. The Company's restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over six new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development.

Since our spin-off from PepsiCo in 1997, Yum! Brands has become a truly global company going from approximately 20 percent of profits coming from outside the U.S. to almost 65 percent in 2015. We're a leader in global retail development, opening on average over six new restaurants per day worldwide.

We're proud to be the worldwide leader in emerging markets with nearly 17,000 restaurants, nearly twice as many as the nearest competition. With about 2.5 restaurants per million people in the top 10 emerging markets, compared to 57 restaurants per million in the U.S., we are on the ground floor of global growth.

Our goal is to continue to build three global, iconic brands that people trust and champion. We are evolving KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell into more relevant, engaged, connected and caring global brands. We will focus on sharper brand positioning and insight-driven marketing programs by concentrating on these key areas: more product customization, more transparency, leading innovation and more engagement through social media and digital. We also remain focused on the three keys to driving shareholder value: new-unit development, same-store sales growth and generating high returns on invested capital.

Importantly, we're extremely proud of our associates around the globe and the unique culture we've built, one that's filled with energy, opportunity, and fun. We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone, and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background. Yum! Brands is a place where anyone can, and does, make a difference.

Job Description
PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The successful Payroll Manager candidate will be able to navigate a high paced hourly and salary payroll environment, demonstrate solid payroll and Excel software skills, and possess knowledge of accounting principles and account reconciliations and project management skills. Additionally, leadership and supervisory skills, thought leadership and team together work ethic are important characteristics for this position.

JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Provides day-to-day management of payroll functions to ensure all work is completed according to scheduled deadlines with attention to quality and accuracy standards, compliance, and overall priorities; and provide thought leadership on escalated issues.
  • Maintain technical competence in areas for payroll processing and accounting, including the identification and proposal of solutions on technical issues.
  • Resolves problems and responds to non-routine inquiries relating to payroll issues & policy.
  • Function as a business partner to Brand/Yum customers on complex payroll issues and procedures relating to payroll, time and attendance, and/or leave issues and ensuring SOX Compliance.
  • Develops and administers continuous training of all payroll team members regarding payroll policies and procedures.
  • Verify, update and maintain documentation of all payroll policies and procedures, assuring accessibility, understanding, and compliance by all payroll team members.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned


Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION :
Bachelor's degree required in Accounting/Business/Finance; a corresponding level of experience may be acceptable. Certified Payroll Professional preferred.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
  • Experience with automated payroll processing applications and software required
  • Data extraction and manipulation experience using various tools, and advanced Microsoft Excel skills required
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures for reconciliation of general ledger accounts preferred
  • Detailed payroll and or accounting knowledge of Oracle Cloud HCM, PeopleSoft HCM and PeopleSoft CRM preferred
LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Supervisory experience in payroll and/or accounting required
  • Ability to work as a team member, supervise team members, organize work activities, maintain cooperative working relationships with all levels of the organization, and adapt quickly to changing priorities and multiple demands
  • Possess a strong work ethic and is high energy, with the ability to make change while still being collaborative and inclusive in nature
  • Maintains and implements an innovative approach to solving problems
GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and customer service skills, and the ability to work accurately and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions
  • Team-oriented with the capacity and willingness to learn new policies, procedures and technology on an on-going basis
  • Ability to recognize basic procedural issues as they arise and escalate to the appropriate level
  • Clear and concise written and verbal skills, ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization


06/26/17
ref: (383620)
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