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Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly like no other organization.
To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!


FUNCTION: Human Resources
LOCATION: Winston-Salem, NC, USA


Reports to

Senior Manager Payroll

Number of Direct Reports


Core Relationships

Internal – Payroll, Tax, Compensation

Geographic Scope 


Travel Required



  • Responsible for overseeing and managing end-to-end international payroll operations across multiple countries with primary focus on ensuring accurate and compliant payroll processing, maintaining payroll data integrity, and coordinating with internal teams (Global Mobility) and external vendors (Ernst & Young).

  • Prepare end-to-end monthly US payroll for International Assignees and semi-monthly Canadian payroll.  Review and validate data imports for expected pay components that align with individual arrangements.   Follow up and resolve discrepancies timely.

  • Collaborate with local and end market payroll teams, external payroll service providers, and HR teams to ensure seamless payroll delivery.  Review assignee statements and guarantee proper payroll entries including accurate pay components, gross up calculations, non-cash payment imputations, shadow payroll entries, etc. Partner with Compensation team to guarantee proper tax treatment of equity transactions for current and former expatriates/inpatriates.

  • Ability to clearly communicate with international employees regarding pay statement inquiries and gross to net calculations.

  • Lead recurring meetings with Ernst & Young to ensure compliance and standard methodologies are understood and followed. Research and respond to questions/inquiry in a timely fashion and provide supporting documentation. 

  • Coordinate year-end payroll processes, including W-2 reconciliations, amendments, issue W-2cs. Investigate and respond to tax jurisdiction notifications.

  • Track, communicate, and update International Assignee tracker for payments due to employee, TEQ payments due from employee and refunds/assessments from tax agencies.  Make corresponding entries/adjustments in payroll as needed.

  • Continually look for opportunities to drive efficiencies, data accuracy, and employee satisfaction. Ensure compliance with company policies, industry regulations, tax, and deduction laws.


  • Do you have recent experience with employee tax administration for inbound/outbound International Assignees?

  • Do you have knowledge of federal, state, and local tax laws?

  • Are you proficient with common excel functionality including VLOOKUP, XLOOKUP, pivot tables, etc?


  • 3-5 years in corporate Global payroll environment with multi-countries

  • Proficient in the use of office technologies (MS Excel for Data Analysis and Reporting, Outlook, and Word)

  • Experience with SAP Payroll (Employee Central (EC) Payroll) preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Strong interpersonal skills – will be working with outside accounting firm and employees

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Payroll certification desirable (FPC or CPP)

  • Consistent record of continuous process improvement


  • SAP Payroll
  • CPP certification


At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets

  • Reynolds American certified as Great Place to Work

  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations

  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!


Benefit Information

The following is a general summary of the competitive compensation and benefit plans we offer:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation.

    • Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

    • Company contributes an additional three percent to 401(k) whether employee participates or not

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drugs)

  • Health Savings Account start-up contribution for employees who elect the high deductible health plan

  • Flexible spending accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care allowing employee to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified expenses during the calendar year

  • Employee assistance program offering 8 free counselling sessions, per issue, each calendar year for employees and their dependents

  • Company paid life insurance of 1x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Company paid accidental death or dismemberment insurance of 2x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Voluntary insurances offered at group rates: employee and dependent life insurance, AD&D insurance, critical illness, accident coverage, disability buy-up, and auto & home insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement and student loan support

  • Dependent Scholarship Programs

  • Free confidential personal financial counselling service

  • On-site health centers and 24/7 fitness centers at certain company locations

  • A charitable giving matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care concierge service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Extensive training opportunities

  • Company vehicle for eligible employees

  • Mobile phone allowance for eligible employees

  • Paid Leave:

    • Sick and Personal Time (exempt employees may be excused with pay for brief absences; non-exempt employees receive up to 6 days)

    • Vacation (levels Below Senior Director receive 15 days (pro-rated during first year of service); Senior Director and Officers receive 25 days (pro-rated during first year of service)).

    • Holidays (Nine company recognized and two annual personal holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion)

    • Paid Parental Leave + temporary reduced work schedule opportunity

    • Funeral Leave

    • Short-Term Disability Leave

    • Long-Term Disability Leave

    • Jury Duty Leave

    • Military Leave

    • Released Time for Children’s Education

    • Community Outreach Leave

    • Other paid leave benefits, as required by state or local law

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility, and creativity for motivated employees who want to grow their careers. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences, and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

Reynolds American Inc.and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email


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