Payroll Manager

Chicago, IL 60601

Job ID: 20168 Industry: Payroll

Job Description and Responsibilities

Payroll Manager will  have the primary responsibility of managing payroll for about 3, 000 employees. This position will work closely with the Benefits team, third-party service providers, and various location staff.

  • Process bi-weekly and semi-monthly payrolls; manage periodic payroll and special runs
  • Analyze, prepare, and input payroll data and manage timekeeping activities, as  required
  • Administer accurate garnishments, child support orders, and other payroll deductions & remittances
  • Coach Payroll staff and provide on-going feedback to develop employees and meet goals  
  • Assist with journal entries, account reconciliations, and other duties related to accounting of payroll function
  • Prepare and distribute periodic & on-demand reports (e.g., gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, wage & tax, benefit deductions, etc.) for management
  • Oversee and reconcile payroll deductions & payments for 401(k), Flexible Spending, Health Savings Accounts, and other employee/employer contribution accounts
  • Complete quarterly and annual tax reconciliations for verification of accurate tax filing/deposits and W2s
  • Set-up/close tax accounts as required, and investigate & resolve tax issues
  • Oversee and manage payroll processing of pay increases, bonus payments, benefit contribution changes, changes to tax schedules, etc.
  • Lead projects on payroll and timekeeping system updates, new configurations, and upgrades
  • Work with company managers and employees to resolve payroll-related issues
  • Work with auditors and maintain SOX standards
  • Ensure accurate record-keeping of W-2s, timekeeping, and other payroll related documents in compliance with tax and other government regulations
  • Ensure confidentiality of payroll files, systems, and reports in compliance with various governmental regulations


  • Bachelor’ s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related field is required
  • CPP is highly preferred
  • 10 years of progressive responsibility in International payroll (Canada preferable) is desirable.
  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Excel; Word; PowerPoint) - advanced use of formulas and functions in Excel is required


Michael Hirsch

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