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Payroll Specialist
Job Description
Company: Carnival Cruise Line
Area of Interest: Finance
Location: Miami
State: Florida
Job Title: Payroll Specialist

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Payroll Specialist. The Payroll Specialist uses specialize knowledge to perform activities related to timely and accurately preparing, processing and reconciling multi-site, multi cycled, multi-currency domestic and international $1B payroll for over 40,000 employees. Partners with internal and external customers to resolve wages, deductions and banking inquiries and variances. Works closely with Paymasters, HR and Management to implement and ensure compliance to company’s and department’s strategies and vision.

Essential Functions

  • Process payroll, adjustments, deductions, and reconciliations. Performs daily payroll operations including the review of department time records, appropriate tax calculations, appropriate execution of payroll interfaces, payroll closing and cost allocation process, year-end payment bonuses, RSUs, or tax forms and the payment of benefits distributions process.
  • Work closely with seniors, HR, shipboard Paymasters and department’s management to implement and enforce initiatives in support of company guidelines and in compliance with governing regulations
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of upstream and downstream processes in all Payroll related processes while performing continuous analysis in order to recommend solutions to streamline and optimize processes
  • Prepare and declare withholdings and deductions including garnishments. Analyzing payroll variances and validating final reports to ensure accuracy.
  • Produces checks or electronic transfers and works closely with personnel form relevant teams towards accurate and timely payment remittance. Also reviews and resolve banking /electronic payment inquiries (pay cards, The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. The statements do not represent an exhaustive list of required responsibilities and skills. Other duties may be added or this job description may be amended at any time. This job description does not alter an employee’s at-will employment status or create an employment agreement or contract, implied or otherwise. ACH, foreign wires)
  • Research wage inquiries/disputes and coordinate resolution with other departments as needed
  • Support/Facilitate internal and external payroll audits and complies with rules that govern pay calculations, retention policy and pay cost allocation
  • Ensure appropriate record keeping
  • Inspect automated systems output and conduct regular data updates and maintenance by collaborating closely with seniors, HR, HRIS and Payroll management
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree, BA, BS or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with large data sets – preferably in payroll
  • Experience with Lawson application preferred
  • Leadership experience preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience High level of accuracy and attention to detail/Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good customer service skills Math
  • Accounting aptitude Self-motivated inspiring leadership
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (advanced Excel and Access preferred)
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines under minimal supervision
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical thinking

Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:

  • A comprehensive healthcare program, dental coverage and flexible spending accounts.
  • Company-paid term life insurance and long term disability coverage, employee-paid optional life insurance and other voluntary insurance programs.
  • A 401(k) plan that includes up to a 3% company match after one year of service and a discretionary-profit sharing contribution in your second year of eligible employment
  • Tuition Reimbursement that provides up to 75% reimbursement for company related professional career development.
  • Employee Stock Purchase plan that provides up to a 15% discount off the Fair Market Value of Carnival Corporation Common Stock Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Two complimentary "Fun Ship" cruises a year (based on available space and seniority) as well as discounted rates to friends and family in addition to other discounts to local and neighborhood vendors.
  • An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program that provides developmentally appropriate educational programming for families of children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age and up to 12 years of age during school holidays and summer vacation in addition to drop-in care for those unexpected childcare conflicts.
  • An on-site Health and Wellness Center that provides a full range of activities including weight training machines, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, an aerobic center, massage therapy, certified personal trainers and a wide variety of other programs
  • Two complimentary "Fun Ship" cruises a year (based on available space and seniority) as well as discounted rates to friends and family in addition to other discounts to local and neighborhood vendors
About Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates 25 ships designed to foster exceptionally fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Carnival Cruise Line is the leading provider of year-round Caribbean cruises and also operates seasonal cruises in Europe, Alaska, New England, Canada, Bermuda, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera and the Panama Canal. The brand caters to a wide consumer demographic, appealing to families, couples, singles and seniors alike. One common denominator among Carnival's guests is the desire for a truly fun, memorable and enjoyable vacation experience.

Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical or sensory disability, or any other classification protected by local, state, federal, and/or international law.

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