Lead Payroll Administrator
The Lead Payroll Administrator serves as the subject matter expert and actioner of all end-to-end payroll related processes for our businesses. This role is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate payrolls while overseeing the work of a small team of payroll specialists. This position will continually identify gaps in audit reporting and promote efficient operational processes while adhering to regulatory guidelines. This role works under general supervision and will train payroll specialists and direct their daily work.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
All daily activities relating to the payroll process, including processing and auditing all payrolls, adjustments, and final pay
Create reports to assess and analyze business needs and to identify resolution
Manage garnishment administration including deduction setup and review of vendor remittances and returns.
Ensure tax compliance in all jurisdictions
Ensure compliance with Federal, State wage and hour laws
Create procedural documents for the payroll team
Research and verify discrepancies to assist other functional areas within the company
Assist with special projects and ad hoc reports when needed
Assist employees and management with questions, concerns or requests regarding payroll
Perform other job related duties, as assigned
Minimum of 5 years multi-state payroll experience
Bachelor’s degree required
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation preferred.
Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Strong reporting and analytical skills, business intelligence reporting preferred
Ability to reason through data findings and use good judgment to make recommendations
Ability to determine priorities and organize work
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
Ability to accomplish results within a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with professionalism
Strong customer service mindset
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Unquestionable ethics and integrity
Reliable and strong worth ethic
Thorough understanding of multi-state tax laws and Wage and Hour laws and regulations
Some general ledger accounting experience preferred
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to operate computer keyboard and telephone. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.