Payroll Manager

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Mesa, AZ
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jun 07, 2019
Job ID
Payroll Manager-Mesa, AZ

As a leading fiscal agent, client facilitates freedom, choice and opportunity for individuals with disabilities and their families. In an effort to truly fulfill this mission, we are seeking a Payroll Manager that will take the operational efficiency of our 20+ processor team to the next level in support of unparalleled client experience. She/he will not only improve processing efficiency and ensure a high level of accuracy in high-volume payroll but will also oversee the onboarding of new payrolls and the implementation of a new external/internal processing software. The ideal candidate is a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) with management and project management experience. 
  • Run clients’s payroll processing team which processes payroll for state funded, self-direction programs and service provider clients in over 20 states.
  • Design and execute a strategy and required processes for the payroll team to ensure deadlines and high standards of accuracy are met.
  • Optimize existing processes (payroll and team related) to ensure a high level of efficiency and lead adoption of new external/internal processing software.
  • Collaborate with CTO, development team and other stakeholders on the design and implementation of new software/systems.
  • Assess new opportunities, whether for existing or new business lines, and develop action plans for the team to onboard and deliver for those clients.
  • Maintain payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
  • Balance payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Exude client’s culture of servant leadership and client-service orientation.
  • Lead team and employee development including recruiting, orienting, and assessing employee performance.
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Work with accounting team, finance team, IT, HR, and across operations.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills with high EQ.
  • Ability to construct and communicate expectations to direct reports and larger team.
  • Ability to effectively and respectively interact with customer base as a “voice” of client.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required.
  • Credentialed as a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).
  •  5+ years payroll management experience, US and Canada including 3-4 years multi-state payroll required.
  • Project management and systems implementation experience.
  • Excellent computer skills including advance Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and details in a time sensitive environment.
  • Ability to occasionally work other than normal work hours due to increased workload.
  • Experience managing a large team team with a track record of exceeding expectations.
  • Experience managing the development and internal adoption of new technical systems.