Director of Payroll - North America

Finance / Gestion : Finance Maitland, Florida
Contract Type: Full-time


Position at Lee Hecht Harrison (Global)



Payroll Director

The Payroll Director is responsible for all functions of payroll including the accumulation, processing and reporting of payroll data, maintaining the accuracy and completeness of payroll records and the timesheet database, as well as leading the reporting process after each payroll.  Work with the Accounting Manager and SVP of Finance in setting policies and procedures, communicating with outside vendors and responding to internal employee issues and questions.


Reporting Relationships:

      Reports directly to SVP, Finance - NA Controller


Direct Reports:



Major Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities

      Manage the payroll process on an accurate and timely basis for both the US and Canadian division, which is approximately 1,700 employees

      Coordinate employee additions/changes with HR and input required changes into the payroll system

      Enter manual pay adjustments:  salary changes, terminations, commissions, bonuses, special pays, relocation information

      Full responsibility for the creation, maintenance and distribution of complex payroll reports:  G/L uploads, monthly accruals, severance reports, Employer Match details, vacation reports, bi-weekly payroll analysis, labor hours and ad hoc reports for management as necessary

      Responsible for tax and regulatory compliance in all 50 states and Canada

      Coordinate with ADP US & Canada to ensure all tax filings, issues and reports are complete

      Research tax issues and request state and federal refunds when applicable

      Submit tax payments for any tax not processed through ADP (i.e. Washington Worker's Compensation, San Francisco annual tax, etc.)

      Reconcile quarterly tax reports and W-2's to payroll records

      Strong knowledge of T4 and W-2 process and in-depth financial reporting for US & Canada Payroll

      Maintain employee payroll files, state tax files, quarterly wage & tax reports

      Maintain payroll CD's

      Process wage garnishments and child support according to federal and state laws through ADP's WGPS service


Required Experience/Characteristics

      Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting preferred, or relevant work experience

      Minimum 7-10 years of payroll experience

      Strong Management skills (at least 3-5 years)

      Solid time management skills and organization required

      Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

      Position requires advanced Excel and Microsoft Word skills

      Demonstrated reporting skills

      ADP PayForce or ADP Workforce Now and various report writing capabilities

      JD Edwards experience a plus