Lead Payroll Job Description

Lead Payroll Job Description

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Lead payroll provides HR/payroll subject matter expertise, knowledge and experience with key business processes, policies, procedures and systems as input to all applications support and development efforts.

Lead Payroll Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Stays abreast of multi-state regulatory requirements and company policies
Document and update various payroll procedures including procedures for the different provincial legislative requirements (ESA) related to pay termination, vacation, holiday, overtime pay
Process taxable benefits and parental leaves
Review sales commission calculation and upload to ADP
Liaise and coordinate with Global Mobility team, Tax and HR, on international employee relocations, as required
Calculate and validate all manual checks including stipend for board members
Strategic Planning – Understands the industry and business priorities
Reporting and Analytics – Uses data to identify people trends, patterns, issues and opportunities that have an impact on the business
Change Management – Clarifies how the changes will help the organization meet business goals and articulates the benefits of change
Identify when payroll team needs assistance with processing during increased volumes

Lead Payroll Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Lead Payroll

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HCM, FPC, KPMG, CPP, PCP, CPA, CPM, SAP, APA, EC

Education for Lead Payroll

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the lead payroll job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Education, Human Resources, Business/Administration, Associates, Technical, Economics, Computer Science

Skills for Lead Payroll

Desired skills for lead payroll include:

Windows applications
Goals and associates individual development plans and training needs
Payroll and Benefits policies and procedures
Pertinent ADP HR
Team's responsibilities
Various operating systems

Desired experience for lead payroll includes:

Certified Payroll Professional Certification preferred
Strong English skills with multi-lingual European languages a plus
Experience with payroll vendor management and outsourcing with demonstrated contract and negotiation skills
Basic knowledge on local tax laws, structure and its impacts on the salary structure and understanding of filing of returns at year-end
Advanced knowledge of sound fiscal controls, including SOX, and laws governing payroll systems
Knowledge of HRMS and Payroll provider tools Workday a plus

Lead Payroll Examples


Lead Payroll Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of lead payroll. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for lead payroll
  • Ensure a high level of teamwork and collaboration within the team
  • Liaise with the external and internal auditors as required
  • Work on client engagement working on identifying and gathering detailed client business needs for the changes and enhancements required, creating and building functional documentation, such as, functional design, creating the technical design documents, client meeting agenda/notes, tracking work product tasks, milestones, statutes, and outcomes
  • Verifies the accuracy of state and local tax area set up for all employees through Address Change, New Hire, and Exceptions audits
  • Responsible for filing the Employer’s quarterly Federal Tax Return (Form 941) and amendments and for filing the Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return (Form 940) and making quarterly payments
  • Processes W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statements, through CIC Plus and on SSA websites
  • Participates in the semi-annual testing of HR Service Pack Notes (June & Nov)
  • Works with staff to ensure W-2’s are reconciled and submitted by deadline
  • Advise the implementation on options, risks, and any impacts on other processes or systems
  • Ability to work as a team player in matrix organization with business and IT teams
Qualifications for lead payroll
  • At least 5 year(s) of working experience in payroll, with minimum 2 to 3 years in a supervisory role
  • Good knowledge of APAC countries local legislations and experience with regional payroll service providers
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification a plus, but not required
  • The ability to communicate within a multi-cultural environment across multiple countries
  • The ability to communicate across multiple levels in the organization from BUP to payroll processor
  • The ability to meet with external business partners (PWC, ADP, E&Y, Tax authorities) with regard to taxation, processing and auditing of payroll payments

Lead Payroll Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a lead payroll. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lead payroll
  • Maintain current and correct knowledge of client’s HR policies, SOP’s and business practices
  • Supplier manager for ADP Genpact resources
  • Facilitates strong customer service relationships
  • Communicates and participates in problem resolution processes
  • Participates and assist in the development of applicable training programs
  • Provides feedback and makes recommendations for changes to applicable forms/tools and processes
  • Sets appropriate example for staff by maintaining a positive attitude regarding customers, leadership, and the work at hand
  • Performs responsibilities to help ensure department benchmarks and goals are met or exceeded
  • Develop a focus on continuous improvement and evaluation across your team and the wider business
  • Understand when and what is required internationally, such as W2s (US), and process as needed
Qualifications for lead payroll
  • A minimum of 7 years payroll experience, with preferably 2+ years in a lead role
  • CPP or CPM certification preferred
  • Ability to work closely with client Financial Management at all levels (executive, senior, BP owners) as it relates to Payroll needs
  • Southwestern/Western - U.S. based and able to commute to Houston, TX for the engagement
  • Experience with multiple Payroll module and related modules and integrations
  • 5+ years of PeopleSoft HCM /Payroll technical experience

Lead Payroll Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a lead payroll. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lead payroll
  • Provide leadership and direction of daily operational activities project transition
  • Deliver on committed business results
  • Develop and maintain a team with multinational skills
  • Manage, mentor and evaluate their performance and provide positive working atmosphere for personal and career growth
  • Manage the rollout of new/updated pay & time practices
  • Work with resolver groups to resolve escalated queries
  • Ensure effective communication and conflict management
  • Collaborate with management to maintain/level load special project/task assignment
  • Provide guidance, work direction and prioritization of daily workload for staff
  • Lead and monitor day-to-day operations within area of responsibility
Qualifications for lead payroll
  • Experience working with Business users (Payroll Manager, Analysts, ) to gather/define/document functional requirements for processing payroll in SAP
  • Ability to obtain and maintain the required customer clearance
  • Communication - communicates clearly and concisely with staff, leadership and customers
  • Leadership - guides assigned individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performance standards
  • Experience with healthcare payroll preferred
  • Experience in a consolidated, multi-state payroll environment preferred

Lead Payroll Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lead payroll. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lead payroll
  • Oversees the management and training of Payroll analysts in customer services skills, country specific Payroll policies, benefit plans and country requirements affecting Payroll administration
  • Maintains expert understanding of all Payroll regulations and processes and HR Shared Services Center systems/technologies, including knowledge-base, call tracking, and case management
  • Ensure accurate completion of deliverables and ensure SLA’s are met or exceeded by monitoring work and delegating assignments as needed
  • Provide relevant statistics and reporting
  • Prepare work schedules to ensure appropriate coverage and workload
  • Back up team members during vacation and/or high-volume work efforts and act as escalation point
  • Execute testing of tools, processes, or system
  • Participate and lead some activities/projects for area of responsibility
  • Utilize work plans to develop process documents, job aids, communications & procedures
  • Ensure all processes and documentation supporting Operational Maturity are maintained and up-to-date
Qualifications for lead payroll
  • You must have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing, in order to convey messages to different levels of the organization
  • The preferred candidate must have minimum of Two (2) full life cycle implementations of a HCM SaaS Product, in a lead role
  • 5+ years implementing Human Capital Management solutions (On-Premise/Hybrid/Cloud)
  • Previous consulting experience with a consulting/software company is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of both American and Canadian payroll
  • Strong business analysis and requirements gathering abilities

Lead Payroll Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a lead payroll. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for lead payroll
  • Provide indirect supervision to Offshore Service Line Delivery Teams as required to align team/s to performance standards
  • Meet regularly with key business stakeholder to identify any enhancement requests and then document the requirements for these, agreeing the requirements with the relevant Global Capability Owner (GCO)
  • Gathers, analyzes, and summarizes financial information
  • Issues stop payment requests
  • Stay current with system updates and changes changes with current wage and tax laws
  • Assists CD Manager with training of new employees
  • Maintains ADP Split Wrap
  • Diploma in Frontline Leadership desirable
  • Plans and manages functional team in accordance with the organization's strategic direction
  • Review all HMRC returns in line with regulatory requirements and submit to manager for authorisation
Qualifications for lead payroll
  • Work with our system integrator and technology partners to help map and convert legacy data into the Workday system
  • Assist and participate in the end to end testing of the Workday solution
  • Provide the business owners with status reports and apprised of overall project status, and escalate issues when required
  • Influence the business to take advantage of the out of box offering
  • Train and share knowledge with project team, help build a collaborative environment
  • 2+ years Oracle EBS payroll as payroll functional design, configuration resource/lead with Oracle EBS Payroll and/or Payroll Cloud

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