Director of Payroll - North America

Finance / Gestion : Finance Altamonte Springs, Florida
Contract Type: Full-time


Position at Lee Hecht Harrison (Global)

Payroll Director

The Payroll Director is in charge of 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, correspond with outside vendors and replying to internal employee issues and questions.


Reporting Relationships:

      Reports directly to SVP, Finance – NA Controller


Direct Reports:



Work you’ll do

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 necessary 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

      Accountable 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


What you’ll bring to LHH

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

      Minimum 7-10 years of payroll background

      Strong Management skills (at least 3-5 years)

      Solid time management skills and organization

      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 background a plus


About LHH

The world of work is ever-changing and unpredictable. Organizations are constantly fighting a battle to find and maintain their competitive advantage: their talent. To succeed, they can’t just rely on what works today, working tomorrow. They need to be ready for next.


LHH exists to help individuals, teams, and organizations find and prepare for what next. With integrated, end-to-end solutions that include Advisory, Professional Recruitment, Career Transition, and Learning & Talent Development, we are uniquely positioned to work together to make a positive impact on the future of every person we work with at every key career moment.


LHH is at the forefront of change to build a bigger, bolder workforce. Every day is a new day to prepare for, and we’re here to make sure the future works for everyone.


A division of the Adecco Group – the world’s leading HR solutions provider – LHH’s 8,000 colleagues and coaches work with 15,000 organizations in over 30 countries around the world. We successfully help close to 500,00 candidates to enhance their careers every year. Our local expertise, global infrastructure, and industry-leading technology allow us to manage the complexity of critical workforce initiatives and the challenges of transformation. It’s why most of the Fortune Global 500 companies choose to work with us.


This is LHH.

Ready for Next.

The Company may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire based on client policies or certain regulatory requirements.  As such, TAG may require you to report your COVID-19 vaccination status at time of hire unless prohibited by a state law.   The Company will consider requests for exemption based on medical/disability or religious reasons, or additional reasons if permitted by state law.

LHH is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans’ status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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