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Payroll Manager

US-Pennsylvania-North Wales
Permanent
Reference: 044221
Description
Summary Description
 
The Payroll Manager will be responsible for managing the payroll team and coordinating the operations and workload of the US & Canada Payroll functions.  The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an understanding of payroll systems, payroll legislation, reporting requirements and compliance including SOX.  The role will report to the Finance Director based in North Wales, PA and involve a significant amount of interaction with both external third parties and internal groups (Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Tax, etc.).  The Payroll Manager will also be required to analyze data, provide reports to management as needed, assist with projects and continually evaluate current processes for areas of improvements.
 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Management of a team of payroll specialists responsible for the delivery of accurate and timely payrolls
  • Accountable for preparation/provision of monthly payroll instructions to external payroll providers, checking results and approving accuracy
  • Oversee that all areas of payroll are in compliance with federal, state, and local payroll regulations  
  • Responsible for all payroll process related audit queries, including the maintenance of SOX documentation
  • Liaise with Human Resources, Benefits, Tax, Accounting, etc. to ensure alignment with group objectives while maintaining efficient structure and processes in Payroll Function.
  • Monitor trends and department metrics to provide feedback to management; including necessary changes and updates, and proactive communication with other departments/regions/customers in identifying and resolving issues
 
Qualifications/Experience Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance or accounting, strongly preferred (but equivalent work experience without Bachelor’s Degree will be considered as well)
  • *Minimum 5 years experience in a payroll environment, with 3+ years in a supervisory role
  • *Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • *Excellent administrative skills, including accurate data entry and record keeping
  • *Ability to coach and mentor other direct reports and work as part of a team
  • Travel (approx. 5%) domestic and international may be required
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