Payroll Manager

Our client combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 470 locations around the world. Their reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of its employees. They have associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects and are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

As they are exponentially growing, they are looking to add an experienced Payroll Manager to the team to lead their payroll functions. The best fit for this role will work to ensure payroll expenses and taxes are paid correctly and on time. A large part of this role is to supervise the payroll team and liaise with other professionals.

What's in it for YOU? 

  • A company for the people, the projects, and the amazing opportunities. Here you can take on challenges and work together to solve the world’s most complex problems with passion and innovation. You will get to collaborate across the company with top industry experts and have opportunities to shape your career, working on interesting projects around the world. They embrace an inclusive culture, where each member of their global employee community can thrive.
  • Comprehensive group medical plans, dental insurance, vision care, prescription drug coverage (including mail order option), accidental death & dismemberment coverage, long-term and short-term disability insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account, as well as domestic partner coverage.
  • Company match retirement plan, group term life insurance, supplemental life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, business travel accident insurance and credit union membership. 
  • Paid time off, flexible work arrangements, tuition reimbursement and an employee assistance program.

What YOU get to DO at this competitive company:

  • Overseeing the process of timely and accurate weekly, biweekly, and monthly multi-state, non-union, and union payrolls for subsidiaries.
  • Managing a team of 3-4 payroll administrators.
  • Reviewing payrolls and transmitting payroll files to ADP on weekly/biweekly basis.
  • Adhering to payroll best practices, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Recommending automation and improvement on payroll related processes.
  • Coordinating timekeeping (Oracle Time and Labor) and payroll systems.
  • Overseeing the processing of payroll changes including new hires, terminations, raises, etc. 
  • Reviewing manual checks and wires.
  • Being the integral part during conversions and acquisitions.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant federal, state, and local laws.
  • Supervising and coaching team members.
  • Coordinating with auditors on SOX, internal, and external audits.
  • Coordinating testing on new extensions, system upgrades, new calculation set ups, projects, and data analyses.
  • Working together with Human Resources and accounting teams to reconcile discrepancies.
  • Maintaining accurate records and preparing reports for audits.
  • Resolving issues and answering payroll-related questions.
  • Coordinating Workers Compensation and Multiple Work Site location reports on a quarterly basis.
  • Coordinating SUI rate changes, updating and investigating ADP charges to the rates on ADP invoices for accuracy.
  • Assisting to resolve any tax variances presented by the payroll tax accountant.

What you NEED to SUCCEED in this challenging role:

  • BSC/BA in Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources or a related field.
  • CPP designation is required.
  • Proven 3+ years of experience as a payroll manager processing over 5000+ employees.
  • Multistate payroll experience is required.
  • Proven leadership experience.
  • Current knowledge of payroll procedures and related laws.
  • Familiarity with payroll software ADP Vantage or WFN, ADPR reporting.
  • Ability to work with others, cross-functionally and build relationships in a team environment.
  • Experience in system implementations.
  • Knowledge of labor and payroll tax laws.
  • Understanding of federal, state, and local payroll regulations and union contracts.