Manage setup of payroll for newly established entities and support expansion to new regions.
Process all payroll procedures including: earnings, garnishments, tax withholding, bonus payments and deferred stock payments.
Ensure the accurate and timely filing of payroll taxes, payments and other statutory information requests (DOL) in multiple jurisdictions.
Manage relationships with third-party service providers (ADP, TALX).
Collaborate with internal stakeholders (including HR, IT, Accounting, Legal, Store Operations, Tax and Internal Audit) to address complaints, support information requests, resolve problems/issues and implement change.
Responsible for on-going maintenance and design specifications for ADP system updates.
Stay current on changes to payroll processing policies, internal procedures and software updates.
Partner and collaborate with Human Resources on various aspects, including onboarding new hires, terminations, and other changes impacting payroll.
Collaborate with the Tax function on all payroll tax related matters and with General Accounting related to month-end close process.
Perform and monitor internal controls related to payroll to comply with SOX and recommend improvements to optimize processes
Identifies and coordinates changes in policy and procedures governed by federal, state, and local laws that affect the global payroll function
Responsible for compliance with filing periodic returns and issuing W-2 and similar forms
Maintain confidentiality of any payroll, private employee information and any proprietary information and ensures payroll information is secure.
Implement new products and service offerings (ipay, paycard, etc.)
Experience with ADP Workforce Now highly preferred
Technical Knowledge – Global tax withholding and reporting regulations, payroll tax accounting
Working knowledge of HRIS, payroll systems, and payroll tax filings is required.
Strong leadership skills balanced with a willingness to play a 'hands-on' role.
Commitment to accuracy and quality, with superior attention to detail.
Strong process and procedure orientation for continuous process improvements.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or comparable work experience
Strong organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills
Be detailed oriented while multi-tasking in a fast-paced company
Possess creative thinking and ability to resolve issues