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Merck-Payroll Specialist Kenilworth,NJ

Job Description

Right now, around 70,000 of our employees are working to cure the world's most complex diseases. We know that our people are the key to our success, which is why our Human Resources team works to attract, develop, retain and inspire our people so that they can learn, grow and make a true impact on the world. Together we collaborate to create a culturally rich, diverse organization ensuring we remain innovative, agile and flexible.

Role Summary

The Payroll Specialist will assist the Payroll Lead in delivering payroll and tax services for the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. He/She will be the primary lead for Canada Payroll and must be fluent in French.


Payroll & Tax

  • Review and audit payroll registers prior to transmitting to supplier for salaried and non-exempt employees.

  • Monitoring and processing of hours via ADP eTime time and attendance system.

  • Manage escalations and inquires related to payroll, time and attendance, and tax.

  • Collaborate with supplier to ensure compliance and accuracy of all payroll activities.

  • Annual payroll and tax activities such as year end, W2s.

  • Other payroll, audit, and tax related activities and projects as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree required

  • A minimum 4 years' relevant experience in Payroll with Tax exposure

  • Fluent in French language to support Canadian Payroll requests and escalations

  • Experience with the ADP COS model preferred

  • Experience with ADP eTime time and attendance system preferred

  • ADP Smart Compliance navigation experience preferred

  • CPP or FPC Certification preferred

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Positive and proactive working attitude and high energy level with strong customer service mindset.

  • Solid analytical skills including the ability to identify trends and implement process improvements.

  • Ability to anticipate and resolve challenges and work under pressure. The ability to research complex situations and convey recommendations to stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated project ownership and accountability

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