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Amentum Foreign Payroll Manager in Olympia, Washington

The Foreign Payroll Manager is responsible for overseeing and directing foreign payroll procedures, ensuring compliance with international laws and tax obligations through a foreign payroll provider. The Foreign Payroll manager will collaborate with Procurement and a cross-functional team to select a foreign payroll provider and potentially other finance support third parties to provide payroll processing, reporting, and remitting all payroll related local taxes on behalf of Amentum. This is a remote-telework opportunity; but we prefer that the candidate be located near a HQ facility (Chantilly, VA or Fort Worth, TX) for periodic onsite work. US citizenship is required.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • In response to new international business opportunities and working with a cross-functional team, define payroll requirements and partnering with Procurement to identify foreign payroll providers who meet the requirements of program/contract, Amentum policy and procedures, and foreign government payroll and tax obligations related laws and regulations. Shifting from project set up and provider selection to payroll operations.

  • Lead and manage Payroll staff, which includes making employment (hire/termination/salary adjustments) decisions, reviewing employee performance, addressing escalated issues, generating assignments, and setting priorities.

  • Ensure the foreign payroll provider is performing in accordance with the contract and expectations of the program.

  • Develop mechanisms to ensure local payroll and tax laws and reporting requirements are being met such as through standard performance metrics reporting and periodic quality reviews.

  • Manage and supervise the implementation of periodic updates to the payroll provider from Amentum’s program and HR staff.

  • Keep the VP-Shared Services and Payroll leadership updated on any material changes to the foreign country payroll laws or tax obligations that would impact the company and its employees.

  • Work as a liaison to other departments on new business opportunities and initiatives requiring payroll planning or research.

  • Determines appropriate payroll procedures to support the foreign business needs.

  • Interprets company policies and government regulations affecting payroll procedures.

  • Complete special payroll projects as assigned. Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Eight (8) years of payroll management, project management or shared services experience, including at least 3 years of supervisory or project management experience, with a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. Strong working knowledge of foreign payroll processing. Knowledge of accounting principles. US Citizenship is required to apply,

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