Payroll Manager

Job Description
Position Summary

Manages and coordinates day-to-day activities of Payroll Department ensuring compliance with Federal, State and Local tax withholding, state unemployment tax, and garnishment laws.  Manage department of Team Leads (TL's) and Payroll Specialists (PS's) who are engaged in aspects of payroll functions, such as the recording, processing and calculation of payroll hours, compiling payroll statistics, maintaining payroll control records.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency of team members

  • Assigns duties and examines work for accuracy and conformance to departmental policies and procedures

  • Acts as the back-up to QA Manager, At Risk Facilitator and PS's

  • Responsible for the creation of HelpDesk Tickets for PS and Client Needs

  • Responsible for cross checking all levels of payroll entry

  • Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules and expedites workflow

  • Issues written and verbal instructions to appropriate stakeholders

  • Maintains attendance and performance records for all TL's and PS's within Payroll Department

  • Maintains and updates TL and PS departmental manuals

  • Conducts performance evaluation of TL and PS team members

  • Responsible for management and facilitation of projects

  • Resolves or escalates grievances

  • Responsible for training new team members

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Computer Science preferred.

  • 5+ years' experience as a PEO Payroll Specialist/Senior Payroll Specialist

  • Proficient with HRP/Prism HR preferred

  • Familiarity with tax regulations and strong customer service background are required. Successful completion of Advanced Certification Training is required

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. This position will be working primarily indoors and some of the time in an outdoor environment. From this movement, the employee will encounter varying temperatures. The normal auto and air travel hazards will apply. 

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