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Payroll Manager

Pleasanton, CA

Position Summary:

The Payroll Manager performs payroll-related functions and develops, implements and administers payroll-related policies, procedures and controls.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

% Time Job Responsibilities
40% Oversee and participate in the processing of US payroll including weekly, bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll. Activities to include:
Processing new hires, status changes and terminations.
Creating, running and providing reports in the areas of earning, taxes, deductions, leaves, disabilities and non-taxable wages.
Reconciling applicable accounts and balancing discrepancies
25% Work with HR, US Branches and other home office departments to research and resolve payroll problems. Identify and implement the appropriate process improvements as needed.
10% Review, improve and implement Payroll processes to increase efficiency, ease of use and service for the internal stakeholders. Update guidelines and policies and procedures as required. Partner with HR in aligning and implementing key processes as required.
10% While performing the supervisory responsibilities represent the Company in the utmost professional manner and in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and applicable laws; especially when addressing complaints, resolving problems, and all other supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: interviewing, hiring, and training of employees on payroll–related processes; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees.
5% Work with company auditors (internal & external) to provide timely audit support.
5% Maintain compliance with payroll-related federal, state and local laws and regulations by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements and advising management on needed actions. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications.
5% Comply with and maintain established standards of the all Payroll related systems including: time and attendance, HRMS/Payroll system, and third-party benefit providers’ vendor sites or systems.

Education & Certification Requirements:

Required or Preferred Degree or Certification
Preferred BA Business or other applicable degree
Preferred Certified Payroll Professional and/or other payroll certifications

Minimum Experience:

Years Type of Experience
8 years Hands on Payroll Processing Experience
5 years Managing others
4 years Intermediate to Advance MS Excel skills required
2 years Workday and Kronos experience preferred

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Skill Knowledge or Ability Explanation
Analysis/Reasoning Ability to make sound business judgments
Computer Skills Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills required; Workday and Kronos experience preferred
Decision Making/Judgement Ability to find solutions that are acceptable to diverse groups with conflicting interests and needs. Ability to balance analysis, wisdom, experience, and perspective when making decisions
Detail Orientation Ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task. Ability to diligently attend to details and pursue quality in accomplishing tasks
Organizational skills Ability to keep schedules, delegating duties and working within limited time frames to achieve a particular objective. A time-conscious person is usually results-oriented and meets strict deadlines
Accounting Knowledge In-depth knowledge of accounting principles and practices
Payroll Knowledge Extensive knowledge of US Payroll laws and large payroll systems. In-depth knowledge of payroll calculation and processing.
Customer Service Skills Ability to build and sustain productive internal customer relationships.
Communication Skills Ability to be attentive and listen to others. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to write in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
Management Skills Ability to create an environment that allows staff to feel motivated to work and interact. Ability to set clear, meaningful, challenging, and attainable goals

Travel Required: This job requires domestic, less than 5% of the time to attend meetings or industry related conferences.

This full-time, exempt position is located in Pleasanton, CA.

Relocation will not be considered for this position.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to hr@strongtie.com.

Job posted: 12/7/2017

Please Note: All job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test.

In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer.