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Thrivent Financial - Workday Implementation Payroll Lead Resume Example

Joseph Clark
Professional Summary

Human resources professional with 10 years of experience, dedicated to meeting aggressive business goals, seeks to utilize expertise to drive performance in a growth-oriented culture

  • Broad-base compensation
  • Change management
  • Executive compensation
  • International experience
  • Performance management
  • Project management
  • Stock plan administration
  • System implementation
  • Training
  • Vendor management
THRIVENT FINANCIAL Minneapolis, MN Workday Implementation - Payroll Lead Nov 2014Present
  • Lead payroll implementation (1099, W2, and W2 Statutory) for 6,500 U.S employees and contractors across 50 states
  • Conduct three rounds of payroll parallel testing between legacy (PeopleSoft) and Workday system, resulting in an overall accuracy rate above 99%
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including IT, benefits, time-tracking, and absence to resolve issues
  • Develop communication to prepare and inform employees of changes taking place in the new system
THRIVENT FINANCIAL Minneapolis, MN Rewards Consultant Sep 2013Nov 2014
  • Create job family framework for business intelligence job descriptions; worked with leaders to ensure career progression through each band
  • Conduct analysis to determine benefit of introducing an individual contribution factor into cash-based LTI program for SVP and VP level employees
  • Consult with HRBPs and business leaders to provide compensation information (market data, analysis, recommendations) as needed throughout the year
  • Prepare executive compensation pay summaries and board materials
MORNINGSTAR, INC Chicago, IL Manager, Global Equity Feb 2010Sep 2013
  • Cross border tax analysis: Reviewed tax-withholding requirements for various country combinations. Identified inefficiencies in the current withholding protocol; standardized the process for collecting tax rates and withholding taxes globally. Recommended a change in overall grant procedure which took effect in 2010.
  • Dividend equivalent program: Led HR efforts to introduce fractional share dividend equivalents on unvested RSUs at a global level. Partnered with accounting to track dividend equivalents on a monthly basis; worked with local payroll to determine payout strategies at vest. Assisted legal with communication for dividend reinvest program; orchestrated quarterly communication for all participants
  • Equity system implementation: Conducted RFP analysis to select a new company-wide equity administration tool. Led implementation efforts including reconciliations, data gathering, and website design for new system to be rolled out globally in Q1 2013. Ensured new system was compliant with China SAFE regulations. 
Additional responsibilities:
  • Managed the quarterly administration of restricted stock units (RSU) for approximately 1,400 employees in 19 offices world-wide.  Develop 'equity pools' for each business group and obtain executive management approval for RSU allocation within each group. Prepare and distribute grant award agreements for each country. Calculate US taxes at the time of vesting; coordinate tax calculation efforts for all international offices
  • Created communication for employees to encourage sense of ownership and increase understanding of equity process
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual reports and reconciliations for stock administration
  • Acted as primary contact for multiple vendors including broker, tax consultants, transfer agent, and record keeping system
MORNINGSTAR, INC Chicago, IL Compensation and Equity Specialist Sep 2008Feb 2010
  • Completed annual salary surveys; conduct internal and external benchmark analysis for our US employees and provide salary and total cash comp recommendations for existing employees as well as potential new hires
  • Obtained executive approval for allocation of pools; manage payout of pools in the US
ACCENTURE HR SERVICES Chicago, IL Compensation Specialist Apr 2006Sep 2008
  • Led annual merit process for UK team (approximately 2500 associates); conducted training for onshore outsourcing team on policies, procedures, and provided support and training for the Authoria salary planning tool
  • Partnered with client to during the acquisition of a top tier commercial bank to streamline compensation models for 15,000 employees
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SPACE TECHNOLOGY Redondo Beach, CA HR Management Associate Jul 2005Mar 2006
  • Led project to re-classify employees working part-time schedules from non-exempt to exempt FLSA classification resulting in $1 million in annual overtime pay savings
  • Analyzed market data regarding salary trends in the aerospace industry; assisted in developing compensation recommendations throughout all levels of the organization, including drafting market data presentations
  • Designed a web-based employee survey for annual salary review process; facilitated focus groups to discuss 2005 procedure; utilized survey results and focus group feedback to improve the 2006 process and increase efficiency
EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION Baytown, TX HR Summer Associate May 2004Aug 2004
  • Developed and executed absentee study for six ExxonMobil facilities, including union and non-union sites; designed and performed data analysis to assess transfer-ability of existing absence management program; adoption of the project's recommendations resulted in a 1% reduction in absenteeism and annual savings of $1.4 million
  • Designed interactive, international orientation program to introduce corporate policies to affiliate facilities with diverse cultural backgrounds; the program continues to be used by employees from Nigeria, Angola, and the Sakhalin Islands to educate on areas from workplace safety and security to corporate policies
DEUTSCHE ASSET MANAGEMENT Chicago, IL Investment Associate Mar 2002Aug 2003
  • Managed client concerns and questions regarding accounts and/or investments; demonstrated product knowledge of approximately 40 different mutual funds, in addition to various services offered by the program
  • Obtained Series 6 and Series 63 licenses
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - CARLSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Minneapolis, MN, US Master of Arts: Human Resources and Industrial Relations May 2005
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Mt. Pleasant, MI, US Bachelor of Applied Arts: Organizational Communication, Business Management Dec 1999
UNIVERSITÄT ST. GALLEN Saint Gallen, SG, CH International Business Program: January 2005 - March 2005
Walt Disney World College Program January 1998 - May 1998
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Previous Companies:

  • INC

Previous Job Positions:

  • Workday Implementation Payroll Lead
  • Rewards Consultant
  • Manager
  • Global Equity
  • Compensation and Equity Specialist


  • Walt Disney World College Program

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts
  • International Business Program
  • January 1998 - May 1998

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