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Ashland, Inc.

Payroll Specialist Senior

Ashland, Inc. - Wilmington, DE

Payroll Specialist Senior




Ashland LLC has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Senior Payroll Professional to join our team. This position is in Wilmington, DE.

The primary responsibility of the Senior Payroll Professional is to perform all activities related to payroll processing for our US population which is approximately 4,000 employees. This individual serves as a payroll subject matter expert and ensures operational excellence in payroll and time management systems and processes. The incumbent will perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to: maintaining related records, reviewing tax reports and deduction reports, reconciling garnishment processes, managing time recording and running the weekly/biweekly payrolls. This role will also partner with the Finance and IT business functions to ensure operational excellence in the payroll function. The Payroll Specialist will also support other cross functional projects within HR as assigned.

Additional responsibilities include:

Supports US payroll processing work.

Audits and reconciles a wide range payroll documents for more than 4000 employees.

Processes US payroll and ensures that payroll is processed timely, accurately, and compliantly.

Serves as subject matter expert for escalated issues related to the areas of payroll, taxes, and time and attendance system input.

Processes employee time & attendance data from the timekeeping system to payroll and reconcile variances.

Serves as a 'super user' of Time & Payroll systems and tools in order to identify best practices, assesses functionality and system requirements, and recommends process improvements as applicable.

Possesses in-depth understanding of Payroll system to be able to create Ad-Hoc reports on demand.

Recommends plans and implements improvements, enhancements, and new applications to the payroll systems and processes. Collaborates with functional and technical staff to coordinate application of changes and responsible for documenting processes and results.

Recommends process/customer service improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy that must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation. Serves as a key liaison with third parties, vendors, and other stakeholders.

Supports and/or leads special projects as directed. Conducts ad hoc analyses as applicable. Provides surge support for critical HR initiatives as needed.

**This position is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, or equivalent experience/combined education

5-10 years of experience processing payroll in the US

Strong understanding of US payroll processes and regulations including understanding of HR system database design, structure, functions and processes, and experience with database tools

Experience and knowledge in SAP and Workday payroll and Kronos time management systems as well as general computer skills, e.g. MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.

Strong organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments/projects, time-lines and to identify project interdependencies, resource needs, potential risks/pitfalls and mitigation plans

Ability to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality in handling information and issues that arise while staying within defined policies and practices

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Certified Payroll Professional designation a plus

Must be authorized to work in the U.S

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2017-6948 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.

NOTE: We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


Ashland. always solving™

We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.

Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.

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Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.

Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.

Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.

Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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Payroll Specialist Senior Ashland, Inc. - Wilmington, DE, United States


Location: Wilmington, DE

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We strongly believe in the value produced by relationships, those created by our specialty chemicals and those that grow between one person and another. This is central to the difference we deliver. No matter the market or the country, we’re passionate about the possibilities created through good chemistry for the benefit of our customers, our communities and, ultimately, our plane