Work History

Work History
Jan 2013 - Present

Manager Finance and Payroll

Ocwen Financial Solutions

Key Deliverables:-

Payroll Processing;

  • Manage and guarantee bi-weekly/monthly disbursement of multi-country payroll, including garnishments, benefits and taxes to over 12,000 employees consistent with government labour and statutory laws.
  • Responsible for USA, Philippines, Uruguay & India payrolls.
  • Successfully transitioned three US Payrolls in to Ocwen data base in a very short span of three month and each entity consist of 2250, 1750 and 500 employees respectively.
  • Handled the new company registration with various states and labour authorities.
  • Accountable for payroll reconciliations, payroll balance sheets, YTD earnings, etc
  • Manage regular preparation of relevant management reports, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, bonus accrual, Severance accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.)
  • Communicate actively with Operations, HR and Billing to review cross-departmental impacts and reconcile data sharing
  • Ensure systems are set-up and updated to reflect current employee base, including wages, benefits, sick and vacation time, etc in line with contracts
  • Handling audit closures with Deloitte, SOX and internal auditors.

Payroll Cost accounting and Analysis:

  • Accountable for payroll cost accounting.
  • Accountable for payroll cost budgeting (Payables/accruals).
  • Variance analysis for C&B GL’s.
  • Accountable for payroll GL’s reconciliations, payroll balance sheets, YTD earnings, etc

Notable Achievements

  • Successful Transition of US Payroll for 4500 employees.
  • Setting up of Philippines payroll for 1500 employees in a very short span of one month.
  • Yearend activities like W2, W2C and 1099 transitioned and completed without any notable issues
  • Automation of payroll GL.
  • Setting up of Solium system to track and calculate the accurate tax for Stock Options and Stock Awards.
Dec 2005 - Jan 2013

Assistant Manager

Wipro

Key Deliverables

  • Responsible for USA, Canada, Philippines, Brazil and India payroll.
  • Supervised a team of 12 Associates working on end to end US payroll processing.
  • Supervised a team of 8 Associates working on India final settlement, Travel and Expenses Audit.
  • Successfully transitioned three US Payroll of Wipro Group consisting of 1000, 650 and 400 employees each.
  • Successfully transitioned offshore WBPO final settlement & T&E process.
  • Played key role in the implementation of semi-monthly payroll of US for the first time in Wipro as per US Statutory requirements besides migration, testing, validation and finalization from existing ADP PCPW to Pay force for the first time in the organization.
  • Streamlined processes of onsite payroll and BRS of onsite payroll
  • Managed semi-monthly/monthly disbursement of multi-state payroll, including garnishments, benefits and taxes to over 10,000 employees consistent with government labour and statutory laws
  • Budget Vs Actuals monthly variance analysis.
  • Evaluating the performance & workloads; determining work priority and implementing changes to improve productivity & increase efficiency.

Job Profile:

  • Provide leadership to the US Payroll processes of Wipro Group consisting of 10000 employees on monthly & RSU Payrolls; management of end to end activities like accounting & employee payments and resolution of employee queries and escalations.
  • Responsible for payroll cost accounting.
  • Handling audit closures with KPMG, SOX and internal auditors.
  • Implementation of process improvement initiatives aimed at maximizing customer satisfaction.
  • Handled 5 BRS of onsite payroll.
  • Handled Vendor Payments, Cash, medical and travel clams of WBPO.
  • Cost booking for cash claims, DTR, FTR, final settlement, Asset advance and Asset Capitalization using SAP application.
  • Ensure compliance to local taxation rules and regulations in the processing of payrolls for US.
Sep 2005 - Dec 2005

Payroll Associate

Hewitt Outsource India Private
  • Independently handled India Payroll for a group of 1000 employees, query resolutions, and other related issues.
  • Timely submission of reports relating to payroll and full and final settlement.

Education

Education
2003 - 2005

Master's Degree

Karnataka State Open University
2001 - 2004

PE-2

Indian institute of Chartered Accouant of India
1999 - 2001

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

Bangalore University

Skills

Skills

People Accounting

Accounts Payable & Receivable

Account Reconciliation

T&E

General Ledger

Payroll Processing