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Director Global Payroll - Remote

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Date: Jul 26, 2021

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Cleveland, OH, US, 44114 Louisville, KY, US, 40216-9998 Charlotte, NC, US, 28217 Miami, FL, US, 33126-9998 Concord, MA, US, 01742 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104-9998 Dallas, TX, US, 75260 Chicago, IL, US, 60699-9208 Orlando, FL, US, 32826 Boston, MA, US, 02205-9761 Jersey City, NJ, US, 07302 Atlanta, GA, US, 30304-9998

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


The Director Global Payroll is a key role within the HR organization and will lead the global Payroll function to deliver world class payroll support and services to our global employees. The Director Global Payroll will also play a key role in the payroll transformation as we look to standardize, streamline and automate the global payroll processes.



  • Lead the global payroll operations and global payroll teams to provide accurate and efficient payroll services to the global employees
  • Work closely with local payroll/HR teams to ensure payroll is processed as per the defined procedures, guidelines, and legal requirements.
  • Manage the relationship with the external payroll service provider for the managed / processing services provided by the vendor
  • Measure and monitor the effectiveness of the global payroll services
  • Lead the payroll transformation activities as we look to consolidate global payroll systems, harmonize payroll processes and enhance automation
  • Keep up to date on required regulatory/compliance requirements and ensure compliance and ensure required taxes, social contributions, benefit programs and other deductions are handled in accordance with local laws and regulations for each country
  • Partner closely with various stakeholders (finance, tax, total rewards, etc.) to ensure payroll tax compliance
  • Implement a scalable infrastructure for reporting and analysis requirements and oversee payroll audit
  • Operate with a mindset of continuous performance improvement to streamline and automate as opportunities arise
  • Manage the operational aspects of the payroll function including vendor invoices, service level agreements, vendor contracts, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, HR or related field
  • A minimum of twelve (12) years of hands-on global experience in Payroll, Human Resources, Information Technology, Business Process Management, Program Management or Shared Services
  • A minimum of eight (8) years managing a global payroll function, including managing a geographically diverse team
  • Experience working with payroll providers in a processing and managed services model
  • Experience in leading payroll transformation projects or in leading Payroll implementation projects
  • Experience working with ADP Global View and ADP Celergo
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to combine attention to detail with big picture perspective
  • Experience leading global teams and working in a global ecosystem
  • Strong understanding of Global Payroll  
  • Ability to influence and collaborate at all levels of the organization including senior executives; able to comfortably speak to business line managers and establish a communication cadence
  • Expert ability providing focus and drive in identifying and resolving issues that span organizations and partnerships, creating a shared vision for results
  • Must be proficient with MS Office software (Power Point, Excel, Word, Outlook)



  • More than 12 years of hands-on global experience in Payroll, Human Resources, Information Technology, Business Process Management, Program Management, or Shared Services
  • More than 8 years managing a global payroll function, including managing a geographically diverse team
  • Ability to deliver under tight deadlines, resourceful and solution-oriented
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Able to develop effective working relationships with various and diverse stakeholders
  • Team player who is willing to pitch in and help wherever necessary
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and is able to operate with flexibility
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven track record of consistently meeting goals and objectives

Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.






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