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Job Description Summary:


The Payroll Analyst position is responsible for managing and supporting our global payroll process. The ideal candidate will have excellent payroll management skills and implementing payroll process improvements and strong project management skills to coordinate the planning, implementation, and administration of programs.

This role will require establishing an excellent working relationship with Activ8, our payroll vendors to develop, adjust, and enhance payroll systems and procedures due to changes in tax laws, regulations, and our pay policies/compensation initiatives. This position will foster relationships with internal stakeholders such as Tax, Legal, Finance, IT, as well as with our external vendors.

This role is ideally suited for someone with the ability to manage vendors and employees as they process payroll globally, influence and effectively communicate cross-functionally in a fast-paced, growing, and ever-changing environment.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Payroll & Benefits: Manage India and few International payroll processing, compliance and work closely with the payroll vendor and accountants on various accounting activities, including exempt and non-exempt payrolls, monthly/quarterly accounting close activities, account maintenance and reconciliations, financial reporting and variance analysis.
  • Payroll Processing & Controls: Ensure proper reviews are in place for payroll output from payroll vendor. This includes ensuring all payroll inputs are accurately captured. Includes but not limited to performing payroll analysis such as total gross payroll to net payment, the average paid per headcount by country, and comparison of analysis to the prior period, etc.
  • Employee experience: Respond to employee inquiries and serve as a liaison between employee and third-party providers; educate and counsel employees on how to use self-service tools and address issues that fall outside the scope of self-service, including leaves of absence, benefits changes, hourly time tracking and overtime
  • Being diligent and complaint to the Payroll process manual / procedures.
  • Third parties: Manage third-party vendors (including international payroll providers and PEOs) and the preparation, analysis, and maintenance of all payroll related reports, including governmental and regulatory filings
  • General ledger: Ensure all payroll activities are posted to the general ledger
  • Cross-functional partnerships: Work with internal partners in Human Resources/ Recruiting/ Strategic Finance/ Legal to facilitate and improve the payroll processes, including benefits and withholdings (e.g., leave of absence, employee benefits, retirement and leave balances, flexible spending accounts, etc.)
  • Payroll Reconciliation and Validation: Review all payroll reporting and ensure accurate and timely filing with appropriate government authorities.
  • Year-End: Manage the annual preparation and delivery of yearly forms as required within the jurisdictions
  • Adhoc Payroll support as an when needed


Required Qualifications:

  • Systems: Experience with payroll system implementation is highly preferred. Advanced level experience with Workday (or equivalent ERP), ActivPayroll and/or ADP payroll vendors, and Excel (think pivot tables and lookups) a definite plus
  • Process Oriented: Strong understanding of payroll processes and best practices. Excellent management and organizational skills.
  • Technical skills: Thorough knowledge of payroll-related state, legal, tax, and compliance requirements
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills needed to interface and establish rapport with all levels of the organization including executive team members.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A proactive, high energy attitude geared towards achieving continuous improvement.
  • Flexibility: Ability to operate in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving, and data-driven organization.
  • Entrepreneurial; someone who wants to build out the global payroll process



  • BS degree or equivalent. Chartered Accountant or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation strongly preferred


Travel Requirements: Not Applicable




What Rocket Software can offer you in Vilnius:

  • International environment and projects with blue-chip clients
  • Experience in building something new: creating a new development center in Vilnius, building new teams, and learning together
  • Private Healthcare.
  • 25 days Annual Leave.
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Benefit – sickness pay up to 100% covered.


Annual salary range for this position is between €19,320.00 – €28,980.00 gross before taxes.



Salary offer for the candidate is determined based on the predefined salary ranges for the position and depends on the level of competence and experience of the candidate.


Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.  If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 781-577-4321 or send an email to people@rocketsoftware.com.  We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.



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