United States, Rocky Hill, CT, Finance

Accounting Manager - Payroll Benefits


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Oversee activities and provide guidance to Payroll Benefits Accounting Shared Service Center (SSC) team in Manila, Philippines 
  • Act as a local accounting process expert for HR in their design and use of ADP payroll systems, supported by SSC accounting teams 
  • Understand and manage Payroll Benefits processes; Seek opportunities to improve, simplify and automate the processes 
  • Support HR and/or Functional Controllers to establish annual fringe benefit rates and monitor actual costs during the year 
  • Review monthly account reconciliations prepared by SSC, assist in problem resolution of escalated issues, and improve reconciliations to better monitor and minimize risks 
  • Support external auditors and coordinate payroll and benefits audit requests among HR and SSC during annual audit 
  • Participate in cross-team and cross-functional projects such as migration of acquired companies to Henkel payroll systems and Henkel benefits


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business with a minimum of 3 years of accounting experience; First-hand experience handling payroll accounting and/or benefits accounting processes and issues is highly preferred. Please note that this is a Finance position instead of a HR position. 
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and master new systems and processes, to understand and resolve issues, and to lead projects and drive changes 
  • Strong Excel skills for data analysis, verification, and cost modeling; Experience with SAP a plus 
  • Able to multi-task, but still stay organized with open topics 
  • Flexible with working hours, and willing to have meetings occasionally from home in the evenings with Manilla SSC 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for interacting with all levels of management and global colleagues

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: 21012452
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067