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Payroll Processing Specialist



Job description:



Using the HR/Payroll system UKG, our payroll specialist perform a variety of payroll processing functions for select business units of Penguin Random House and Bertelsmann related companies in accordance with standard procedures.


Main responsibilities:


  • Responsible for payroll processing for select business units and backup payroll processing
  • Review of HR generated workflows for payroll impact
  • Input/verify payroll data including garnishments
  • Review employee tax data for jurisdiction accuracy
  • Review timekeeping system data where applicable
  • Verify expected payroll calculation results
  • Prepare funding requests, update required spreadsheets
  • Apply company policy and federal/state payroll related regulations
  • Respond to employee/HR questions regarding payroll and payroll tax information
  • Run/prepare payroll reports as needed
  • Provide payroll data for audit as requested
  • Perform payroll accounting analysis as needed
  • Assist with payroll implementation tasks as assigned
  • Makes decisions regarding accuracy of work
  • Organizes workload by assigning input priorities to data received
  • Exercises discretion and confidentiality
  • Further tasks may be assigned within the frame of the profile.





  • Field of studies / vocational training, degree
  • Training required additionally


Professional experience / competencies / traits


  • 2 to 4 years experience in Accounting, General Ledger and Payroll
  • Prior Bookkeeping and Payroll Tax Analysis experience is desired
  • Effectively Multi-task and prioritize workload in a fast pace environment, producing quality
  • Work under pressure while meeting deadlines
  • Possess and exhibit the ability to think logically and analyze problems & data
  • PC proficiency to include Excel & Word
  • Prior UKG (formerly Ultipro & Kronos) experience is a Plus

  • Effective oral and written communication skills






Bertelsmann is building a global network of Accounting Shared Service Centers (ASSC) to bundle and standardize the Group's accounting processes. This includes Accounting Shared Service Centers at existing Bertelsmann locations in core European countries, North America and China. Become part of the Shared Service Center organization at our Westminster (MD) location. We look forward to your application for this exciting and varied job at one of the world's largest media corporations.

Join us in shaping the world of media, services and education. We offer business challenges and exciting projects in attractive work environments, as well as individual career and development opportunities. Bertelsmann operates in some 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds.

Bertelsmann Accounting Services values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Bertelsmann Global Business Services, Inc. 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: Maryland 

City: Westminster 

Postal Code: 21157 

Job ID: 260974

Date:  Oct 1, 2023

Westminster, MD, US, 21157

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

Job Segment: Payroll, Book Publishing, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Finance, Publishing

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