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Payroll Manager

November 16, 2021 • 3 min read
Full Time
USA - Remote Working, USA - Roseville, MI
Posted 2 weeks ago

BASIC FUNCTION: (General summary of the job, level of skill, level of responsibility)

The Payroll Manager oversees all functions of the company’s US and Canada payroll, including but not limited to administration of periodic payrolls, timely payroll tax filings, and oversight of reconciliation of general ledger accounts. This person works closely with Corporate HR, Divisional HR, IT and Finance. Able to work to deadlines and adapt to changing conditions, ability to generate effective and pragmatic solutions to new situations and problems as they are presented. Responsible for ensuring payroll is completed accurately and to deadline.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (Identify essential functions and responsibilities)

  1. Directs the Payroll department including project plans and to meet timelines and deliverables to accommodate growth and new locations
  2. Manage ADP vendor to ensure effective interfaces between payroll system, benefit, and finance systems
  3. Works closely with Corporate HR, Divisional HR, IT and Finance ensuring collaboration and continued communications and up-dates
  4. Ensures continued optimization of the cost-effectiveness of the payroll function in North America
  5. Establishes and implements standard policies and procedures for the payroll function in North America in compliance with country, federal, and local regulations
  6. Oversees the calculation of wages, overtime, deductions, etc. to ensure compliance with country, federal and local laws
  7. Designs and develops timely and accurate ad-hoc reports with available tools using advanced query techniques for company management, staff and end users; Provides analysis and interpretation of report data as required.
  8. Supports inbound and outbound interfaces to and from third parties; Conducts root cause analysis and resolution of file and system issues; Runs periodic vendor audits to ensure consistency and accuracy.
  9. Manages compliance to ensure successful and internal audits
  10. Maintains accurate records and ensuring compliance with global audit procedures and any legal obligations which govern the HR function
  11. Manage employee payroll questions and issues
  12. Manage all required month end and year end reports
  13. Other duties may be assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: (Minimum qualifications necessary to perform the job competently)

Educational Experience: Bachelor’s Degree

Field of Study/Technical Certifications: Experience with payroll and integration projects, Payroll Certification CPP is preferred

Minimum # of Years of Experience: 10 + years payroll experience with an international manufacturing company. At least 5 years of managerial experience

Required PC Skills: Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Required Technical Skills:

  • Experience with web-based HRIS/payroll systems – ADP WFN and Kronos Timekeeping preferred
  • Experience with state-of-the-art Payroll systems with multi-jurisdictional payrolls

Additional Job Specifications and required behaviors (Teamwork, multi-tasking, etc.):

  • Strong Business acumen
  • Ability to employ excellent leadership skills to inspire and develop the team
  • Very strong people management/leadership skills
  • Strong in coaching and team building as well as driving cultural change
  • Solid project management skills: ability to organize, prioritize, assess risks, manage resources, and achieve milestones and deliverables

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (e.g. work environment, lifting heavy objects, etc.)

Normal office work conditions.

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Human Resources



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