Payroll Manager


Nashville, TN

HQ, Office & Administrative Support

Position Description / Responsibilities

Summary of Job:  Manage the daily activities of the payroll services team to ensure that the semi-monthly and bi-weekly payrolls are processed accurately and timely.  This position also provides leadership, input, and oversight of enterprise strategic projects as they relate to payroll and tax compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage and guarantee disbursement of semi-monthly and bi-weekly payrolls to approximately 6400 employees, ensuring compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws, wage assignments, and union contracts

Develops and manages procedures for the preparation, documentation, and disbursement of payroll checks, taxes, wage withholding orders, and benefit deduction payments

Enhance existing department processes by establishing best practices, implementing automation, and streamlining workflow

Manages accurate and timely processing of year-end activities, including coordination with payroll tax service provider

Manage regular preparation of relevant management reports, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, paid time off accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.)

Support internal and external audit processes as required

Partner with HR, Benefits, Systems Analysts, and Finance to review cross-departmental impacts, strategy, and reconcile data sharing related to payroll.  Work collaboratively to implement changes leading to best-in-class operations

Set a tone of collaboration among the payroll team, stakeholders, and cross-functional teams to provide a high level of customer service

Coaches and mentors payroll team members; manages staff by assigning work according to availability, skills, and developmental needs;  assesses performance and provides feedback to direct reports

Other duties as assigned


Position Requirements

5-7 years’ experience managing an in-house multi-state payroll department

Comprehensive knowledge of payroll administration including federal, state, and local wage and tax regulations in a multi-state environment

Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively present facts and recommendations in verbal and written forms.

Knowledge of general accounting principles and practices

Ability to formulate policy and document standard operating procedures

Good understanding of an integrated HCM/Payroll system, prefer familiarity with Workday

Solution-oriented with sound problem-solving abilities

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or related field

Certified Payroll Professional designation

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