This role will provide support for the Global Equity and US Payroll teams focusing on administrative tasks and ongoing reporting requirements. Within the scope of this role, you will be responsible for assisting with Edwards stock programs for employees in the US and our subsidiary locations around the globe, processing of stock equity transactions for US employees into Edwards payroll system with a focus on ensuring entries are made timely and accurately. The individual will be a trusted partner to employees and our HR Business Partners by assisting with inquiries and providing stock equity reporting as needed.

**Essential job functions:**

+ Ensure the appropriate processing of bi-weekly payroll, deductions and other related adjustments in a timely, accurate manner in adherence to Wage and Hour and tax laws and department standards, including identifying and communicating improvements.

+ Research and respond to routine employee payroll questions.

+ Upload and review payroll reports utilizing payroll and time and attendance system, and make corrections as required.

+ Assist with training managers and new users on time and attendance system.

+ Collaborate with team members to reduce financial and business risks by ensuring accuracy of equity grants (options RSUs), RSU releases, ESPP enrollment and purchases based on knowledge of securities and tax regulations in all countries that equity programs are offered.

+ Perform to enhance efficiencies, processes and accuracy of data.

+ Perform with large data sets, audits, reconciliations, v-lookups, data edits and complex calculations.

+ Administer and coach equity compensation programs.

+ Participate in gathering data for internal and external partnership and the Finance team for quarterly reviews, year-end audits, and government audits (Sarbanes-Oxley, tax authority) of procedures and controls as needed.

+ Create basic reports to internal stakeholders (e.g, Legal, Finance, Payroll, HR) to fulfill requested data requirements.

+ Provide basic on-going reports to Payroll on employee stock taxable income and auditing ESPP enrollment.

+ Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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Qualifications:

**Required Education/Skills/Experience:**

+ Bachelor’s degree in related field is highly preferred.

+ 2 years of previous payroll processing related experience required; multi-state preferred.

+ 2 years of stock administration experience, finance and accounting is highly preferred.

+ General knowledge and understanding of payroll processing procedures and time and attendance system, preferably ADP ProBusiness and KRONOS.

+ General understanding of wage and hour and tax laws and processing garnishments and tax levies.

+ Good computer skills including MS Office Suite and payroll related systems.

+ Good written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills.

+ Good problem-solving skills.

+ Ability to complete tasks in resourceful and effective ways.

+ Attention to detail.

+ Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.

+ Must be able to work in a team environment under limited supervision.

About Edwards

Edwards Lifesciences is the
global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart
disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion
to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians
and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient
outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards
Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin
America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.

For
us, helping patients is not a slogan – it’s our life’s work. From developing
devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new
technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on
helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life. Edwards is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and
individuals with disabilities.

Title: Representative, Equity Compensation
Location: USA-USA-California – Irvine
Job Number: 019231

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