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Payroll Administrator

Job Req: 3900
Community: HR
Location: Colombia
Date Posted: Jun 10, 2024
Remote Type: Remote

Job Description

Global Payroll Administrator

Remote - Colombia




The Opportunity: 

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. Our mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.


We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.


For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit


The Global Payroll Administrator is a key member of Anthology’s Total Rewards team, reporting to the Senior Payroll Manager. This individual will oversee the organization’s payroll function across the globe. They will serve as a primary point of contact for employees with global payroll questions and will be responsible for troubleshooting issues, sending out communications, and working directly with our International Payroll Vendor and local in-country provider to ensure all payrolls are executed with accuracy and timeliness.


Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Processing payroll for 17 global entities across EMEA, LATAM, and APAC regions
  • Understanding and explaining the tax impact of different pay elements such as bonuses, commissions, and benefit deductions
  • Ensuring all payroll information and records are maintained in accordance with statutory requirements and supporting related internal and external audits
  • Reconciling payroll entries to invoices and input banking entries to ensure timely payment of payroll related items
  • Working directly with our Global Payroll Vendor and the in-country payroll providers to troubleshoot issues and drive initiatives to streamline processes
  • Overseeing the preparation of payroll related documents and maintain compliance with record keeping
  • Working closely with the Human Resources and Benefits teams to ensure employee indicative data is received to meet payroll processing deadlines
  • Preparing and maintaining regular and ad hoc reports on payroll information for use by other departments


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above
  • University degree in Human Resources or a business-related field, and/or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • 2-5 years of prior relevant experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Basic knowledge of payroll practices and principles
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive, highly organized and detail oriented
  • Desire to collaborate with team members across several organizations, ask questions, and research to understand how to best respond to internal clients
  • Proven ability to modify and adjust individual approach and delivery to fit specific situations
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task in a highly dynamic environment
  • Ability to handle a high level of confidentiality regarding employee information
  • Ability to be agile and navigate change
  • High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) and Office 365


Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in a global organization on a geographically dispersed team
  • Experience with ADP Celergo or UKG OneView


This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.


Anthology is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.


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