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Director Payroll I


Providence, RI, US, 02903

Requisition ID:  9418

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit


The Global Payroll Leader is a critical member of the HR Shared Services team is responsible for providing strategic direction on global payroll for approximately 11,000 employees in 50 countries across the globe (Asia, Americas, Europe, etc.) The ideal candidate is experienced in Global Payroll Operations and has a passion for creating innovative payroll solutions. Responsible for corporate and local payroll strategy, planning, communications, and marketing the payroll function and related services. This position will foster relationships with senior internal stakeholders by establishing and maintaining exceptional business relationships and working collaboratively with other corporate and country level teams including HR, Legal, Tax, Treasury, Employee Benefits, Compensation, IT, and Finance. The incumbent is expected to run day to day payroll operations, support new and existing pay programs (local and global), manage vendor contracts and relationships, and drive process standardization, automation, and improvement in the controls for payroll globally and ensures process efficiency and effectiveness. The position will also oversee the team in global expansion initiatives including exploring and managing the implementation of 3rd party vendors to ensure payroll accuracy and compliance in multiple countries. Finally, this position will be responsible for the coaching, mentoring and leadership of the team of individuals and managers that provide the day-to-day payroll support. The Senior Director of Global Payroll will report into the Vice President Total Rewards.


  • Develop payroll strategy and operating model within the context of a rapidly evolving HR model and provide tactical direction to the HR Leads across the globe
  • Drive appropriate consistent processes across the globe and coordinate regional efforts towards global process standardization while allowing flexibility locally when required
  • Maximize the effectiveness of technologies and supporting processes to drive continuous improvement and change initiatives
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate and country-specific policies and procedures
  • Drive controls and operational excellence including, but not limited to, SOX oversight and controls and compliance programs
  • Ensure process design supports fiscal and regulatory compliance
  • Establish partnerships with third party vendors to ensure effective service delivery
  • Coach, mentor and provide leadership development to team members in order to optimize operational excellence and create a deeper bench of experienced talent
  • Build partnerships and solicit feedback from internal and external business partners to define and develop successful, scalable processes and practices
  • Manage the global and/or regional payroll vendor relationships, including selection, negotiation, consolidation, and management
  • Provide audit and oversight to the team's activities and processes, ensuring that pertinent internal and external compliance and government interaction standards are met
  • Implement and leverage technology that best fits our program and needs


  • 10 or more years of experience with global payroll and payroll tax
  • Knowledge and experience with stock, travel and time and attendance programs.
  • Experience setting up payroll requirements for new tax entities.
  • Experience with end-to-end M & A activities.
  • Experience managing several large payroll vendors and contracts. ADP is preferred.
  • Experience leading mid to large & geographically dispersed teams.
  • Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, business or a related field (master's degree preferred).
  • CPP designation required.
  • Workday Payroll knowledge &/or experience preferred but not required; must have deep knowledge & experience working with payroll vendors & platform technologies.
  • Exceptional communication skills & ability to influence.
  • Ability to work effectively across all levels & layers in matrix organizations.
  • Experience transforming a payroll function that is very manual to one that is highly scalable and efficient

Keys to Success

  • Drive results to achieve high-quality work results regardless of work complexity.
  • Build collaborative relationships both internally and externally
  • Decision making to identify and understand situations; identify opportunities to proactively resolve.
  • Coaching and influencing at all organizational levels
  • Ability to multitask and be able to quickly shift priorities
  • Personal energy to proactively address situations and adopt a positive approach; resilience in front of change and obstacles.
  • Self-leadership to continuously learn and develop oneself
  • Foster innovation 



IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.
In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. For more information, please visit

Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island