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Global Payroll Manager 

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Global Payroll Manager

Job Description


Summary of Duties (Duties may include, but are not limited to the following):

  • Determine payroll strategies for Savanna (including setting department targets and goals), and implement/manage change within the department accordingly;
  • Support payroll teams in meeting established standards and deadlines in payroll & liability  processing;
  • Ensure payroll policy and practices are in compliance with government legislation, international payroll standards and Savanna’s principles;
  • Ensure consistency in payroll policy, procedures, costing, controls and systems across international payroll teams, and assist in coordinating payroll resources among international offices;
  • Manage the planning and implementation of new/revised payroll procedures (new jurisdictions, different taxation schemes, varying labour standards, changes in Company policies, new pay items, upgrades in software systems);
  • Configure, test and execute software changes needed to comply with above-mentioned procedure revisions in coordination with other affected departments;
  • Determine staffing and development needs of payroll teams; manage the performance of payroll staff;
  • Represent the payroll department to other departments in the Company, as well as to applicable third parties;
  • Oversee GL, paycode and tax structure set up in HRMS system and payroll processing systems for all countries;
  • Ensure accurate and consistent reporting of payroll data to other depts. in the Company and to governments and third parties;
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy in payroll correspondence & documentation;
  • Assist in additional departmental projects;
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll concepts, including extensive background in USA and international payroll strategies;
  • Excellent computing skills and software troubleshooting skills in payroll related software (HRIS, time management databases, payroll tax software, accounting systems, interfaces, etc);
  • Ability to evaluate options, anticipate roadblocks and determine the best solutions for the payroll department and Savanna;
  • Ability to guide, empower and lead team members to be effective contributors of Savanna’s success;
  • Solid organizational, time management and multitasking skills;
  • Effective communications both written and oral;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Detail and analysis oriented;
  • Displayed management expertise;
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Education and Experience:

  • 8+ years as a payroll manager or equivalent position;
  • Expertise in managing or supervising North American and international payroll depts.;
  • 4+ years of post secondary education in accounting, payroll, management, or a related field;
  • CPM Certification is recommended;
  • Experience in the oil & gas industry is preferred.
Division Savanna Energy Services Corp - Canada  
About the Organization Savanna Energy Services is one of the fastest growing energy Services companies in Canada, with growing operations in the USA and Australia. We have one of the newest fleets of both Drilling and Well Servicing Rigs in the industry, leading the way with our innovative approach to safety, training, and Aboriginal partnerships.

Our goal at Savanna is to hire people who want to establish or further their career in the energy services industry. Savanna can provide local as well as international opportunities to their employees. We are in this industry for the long term, and we are looking to attract individuals who share our vision and passion for what we do! Take a look at what career opportunities Savanna can offer you.  

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