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Corporate Payroll Director

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General Description:  The Corporate Payroll Director will possess superior payroll skills and experience as well as prior success in building efficient processes, controls and documentation for best practice, shared service teams.   Incumbent will have proven ability to manage multiple projects, communicate across all levels of the organization, including to external auditors and vendors.  The ideal candidate will also have the ability to manage a diverse and expanding team in a fast paced environment.


  • Hire, develop, manage, evaluate and direct the entire payroll team. Manage activity of staff and assign workloads as required.
  • Oversee the processing of bi-weekly, multi-state payroll for over 7,000 employees, across multiple legal entities, and maintain payroll information as required.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as company's payroll, accounting and benefit program policies and procedures.
  • Partner with Human Resource and Finance departments to ensure positive collaboration efforts to provide efficient company-wide payroll operations.
  • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for payroll processes. Prioritize accuracy and reconciliation for each transaction and payroll. 
  • Develop a protocol of testing and controls to ensure that errors will not occur without the opportunity for detection as part of the regularly scheduled process.
  • Collaborate with vendors and other payroll professionals in your network to adopt best practices.
  • The director understands the need for timely, frequent and authentic communication at all levels when issues occur.
  • Serve as a key member on enterprise-wide projects and system implementation efforts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of Payroll experience, with at least 5-7 years of Payroll leadership, managing in multi-state, multi-entity payroll.
  • Bachelors Degree and CCP required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Current or Prior UltiPro experience strongly preferred.
  • Travel required no more than 10% of total work time.


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