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Sr Specialist, Payroll

Barcelona, Spain
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Job Description:


What makes Gartner a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a fast-growing team that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We’re the world’s leading research and advisory company, achieving consistent double-digit growth by steering clients toward the right decisions with business and technology insights they can’t find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment, exceptional training and career development — as well as unlimited growth opportunities. If you like working with a curious, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is the place for you.

About this role:
This position operates in a high pace environment and is responsible for the following:

What you’ll do

  • Prepare, review and approve monthly payrolls for multiple countries.
  • Prepare off-cycle manual payments as needed with required calculations and system entries.
  • Process all special payment requests such as commissions, bonuses, severance, and overtime.
  • Analyze processes to drive efficiencies and best practices
  • Serve as a liaison between associates and local country payroll contacts.
  • Resolve problems and respond to inquiries related to payroll earnings, deductions and tax withholding.
  • Coordinate with HR on employee data changes and benefits as recorded in the HR system.
  • Coordinate with the Payroll Service Provider Account Manager.
  • Review payroll system audits and address issues.
  • Prepare and input journal entries for all payroll activity, and reconcile accounts monthly.
  • Prepare reports and analyses for management as requested.
  • Obtain working knowledge of eTime (leave management) solution
  • Provide support and integration of new payroll acquisitions.
  • Partner with the global payroll analyst on all project management initiatives
  • Mentor and train new hires

What you’ll need:

  • Accounting or Finance degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years prior payroll experience and CPP designation preferred.
  • 5+ years work experience preferably in a corporate environment.
  • ADP or Oracle knowledge preferred.
  • Payroll System report writer experience preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task proficiently
  • Proven ability to work cross functionally within a team
  • Project management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion regarding sensitive  personnel data
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse audience at various levels within an organization
  • Effective influencing and listening skills
  • World class internal/external customer service skills
  • Strong initiative and drive
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Proactive problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to drive results
  • Ability to mentor and train others.


What we offer:
In addition to an outstanding work environment with rapid advancement potential, Gartner associates enjoy exceptional compensation and benefits, including: 

  • •An upbeat, positive culture. Integrity, objectivity, collaboration, results and a no-limits mindset are central to our values
  • Limitless growth. We work with you to help you meet your goals and advance within the company
  • Encouragement to be innovative and challenge status quo
  • Exposure to industry leading training and development
  • Performance based recognition and rewards

Job Requisition ID:46758

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