Payroll Managers are usually found in larger companies as they manage the activities of 2 or more payroll units within a large centralized payroll department. This position reports to the most senior payroll position in a large organization such as Director / Vice President of Payroll. The Payroll Manager establishes and implements policies with respect to payroll advancements, garnishments, and unusual deductions.
Education, Experience, & Certifications
5 or more years of payroll or closely related experience
Previous supervisory experience
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field
Proficiency in MS Word applications
Experience and proficiency with automated payroll processing services such as ADP, Paycheck
CPP designation preferred
Typical Duties May Include:
Supervision of one or more Payroll Supervisors as direct reports
Preparation/processing and one or more related responsibilities such as tax reporting, benefits-records administration, or payroll systems maintenance
May manage a regional or sectional payroll and related activities in an organization that has multiple stand-alone payrolls reporting to a centralized payroll authority
Note: Should Payroll Manager spend more than 50% of time personally performing payroll processing and related activities, match the position to Lead Payroll Administrator.