Payroll Lead Job Description

Payroll Lead Job Description

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Payroll lead provides training and guidance to Payroll Administrators and Payroll Coordinators and oversee the preparation and processing of payroll.

Payroll Lead Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective payroll lead job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included payroll lead job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Oversee, review and approve the Canadian payroll based on Franklin global payroll procedures and established controls
Plan and coordinate all aspects of the daily payroll operations including major payroll events such as merit, AIP, ESIP purchases, Restricted Stock Vesting
Work closely with the HR contacts, Controller and Global Payroll to ensure the successful delivery of HR and company programs as it relates to payroll administration
Payroll Approval – Reviews and approves payroll before it gets processed for payment ensuring appropriate back up is provided for every single transaction
Compliance - Responsible for payroll compliance and maintains up-to-date knowledge and understanding of laws, regulations, contracts, policies, procedures, and controls governing payroll operations across the region
Resource and Vendor Management – Responsible for payroll vendor contracts and payroll calendars set up with the providers across the region
Ensures Payroll is accurately and competently transacted on a weekly and monthly basis which can include 16 - 20 payroll runs per month
Responsible for funding the net pay for each semi-monthly payroll including payroll adjustments and daily handling of CIC Plus W-4 forms
Identify, investigate and resolve all payroll issues
Respond to and resolve complex payroll inquiries related to paycheck

Payroll Lead Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Payroll Lead

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

Education for Payroll Lead

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the payroll lead 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 Payroll Lead

Desired skills for payroll lead include:

Areas of payroll processing
Error correction
Multi-state payroll processing and related issues and regulations
Non-health and welfare benefits
Tax maintenance
Weighted average over time
Payroll best practices
Payroll systems

Desired experience for payroll lead includes:

Minimum of 3 years of experience, public accounting preferred
Analyze, audit and validate HR statuses and interfaces for pay rate changes, transfers, employee deductions, changes in taxation, new hire and termination
Validate ADP reports against supporting backups for accuracy and controls
Ensure timely distribution of payroll and management reports
Manage the payroll vendor
Ensure compliance with all payroll laws and regulations

Payroll Lead Examples


Payroll Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a payroll lead. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for payroll lead
  • Propose and confirm payroll calendars with HR Strategic Business Partners, GFO Accounting and ADP partners across the Asia Pacific region
  • Provides payroll tax support for all companies to ensure the amounts balance
  • Perform tasks to complete HCM NA Payroll implementation
  • Provides guidance to project team in area of best practice regarding Public Sector payroll
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of key critical integration touch-points between payroll and Campus Solutions modules
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 7 years SAP HCM, Payroll experience
  • Experience with the full lifecycle of SAP Payroll implementations
  • Ability to design business processes from the ground up for efficiency and to align with SAP Payroll module
  • Completes some of the more complex payroll functions
  • Acts as a resource to Payroll Service Center staff
Qualifications for payroll lead
  • Collaborative approach, with strong ability to build relationships, gain credibility and partner with others, and effective at working with others in remote work settings
  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate complex problems and recommend solutions
  • Degree in Accounting / ACCA preferred
  • Well versed in Microsoft excel
  • Responds to escalated inquiries from HR call centre or Service Partners via case management system, email or phone
  • Ability to communicate within the Finance, HR and Business community in which we employ associates across the GBS region

Payroll Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of payroll lead. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for payroll lead
  • Assists facility personnel/applicable accounting staff in research and resolution of payroll transactions as applicable
  • Adheres to Payroll Service Center internal control processes
  • Maintains confidentiality with all payroll information
  • Become the subject matter expert for payroll internally, and develop strong relationships across our global business
  • Lead, develop and mentor your small but perfectly formed payroll team
  • Manage and assist with the setup of payroll in any new international territories
  • Be accountable for the on-time, delivery of Payroll projects and initiatives
  • Make suggestions to improve processes where necessary to ensure the efficient operation of the Payroll team
  • Evaluate and maintain the ADP payroll system ensuring it meets the company's needs
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing Payroll Software
Qualifications for payroll lead
  • Business Level English language oral and written communication fluency essential
  • Self-Starter – The projects often have strict deadlines
  • Proven communcication skills
  • Knowledge of DOL Regulations
  • Knowledge of FLSA
  • Knowledge of IRS Regulations

Payroll Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a payroll lead. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for payroll lead
  • Possesses a detailed understanding of Legacy payroll system, Kronos time and attendance
  • Participate on payroll process improvement teams
  • Act as the Business Lead for the Payroll implementation, performing the role of project manager during the global implementation
  • Create a roadmap with agreed improvement plans to the Payroll Global Design
  • Responsible for Service Management for functional area, including ensuring that a support team with the appropriate skill sets is in place to support the payroll function post Go-Live
  • Manages the entire workflow of the Payroll team towards successful service delivery to clients
  • Ensure daily and weekly tasks are completed to deliver on the execution of the entire payroll cycle
  • Troubleshoot escalated payroll and tax anomalies working with Tier II and/or other internal support groups till resolution if necessary
  • Supports the screening process for new associates and participate in interviews in support of the Payroll Manager's hiring needs
  • Provide feedback to manager for performance planning of payroll specialist
Qualifications for payroll lead
  • 2 years experience in processing Payroll for staff of 3,000+
  • 1 year experience, or understanding of FLSA, IRS Regulations, DOL Regulations
  • Strong working knowledge of US and Canada payroll taxation and regulations
  • Ability to diagnose issues in existing system and design and develop solutions
  • Ability to capture business requirements with clients
  • Experience with testing of the Payroll module

Payroll Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a payroll lead. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for payroll lead
  • Resource for escalation from payroll specialist
  • Ensure all client escalations are communicated to payroll manager
  • Escalate major client issues to Payroll Manager
  • Assist internal partners on payroll /client specific request
  • Calculates changes to payroll, check requests, and reimbursement
  • Responsible for preparing payroll reports as necessary
  • Researches and resolves payroll problems and discrepancies
  • Runs payroll process for full-time and part-time employees
  • May perform payroll accounting processes as assigned
  • May organize/coordinate on-line payroll procedures
Qualifications for payroll lead
  • Experience across all PeopleSoft - related software tools
  • Experience with other PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Modules, specifically Faculty Assignment
  • Ability to communicate clearly with client personnel, functional and technical
  • Assisting in Project Management - assesses work activities and allocates resources appropriately, as directed by the Manager
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other relevant field
  • Demonstrated people development & leadership skills

Payroll Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of payroll lead. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for payroll lead
  • Ensure payroll integrity through audit reports, data analysis and collaboration with other team members
  • Provide leadership and payroll expertise on projects and initiatives as needed by CD Manager
  • Maintains payroll calendars
  • Reviews and supervises account reconciliations, calculating ad-hoc statutory deductions, for closing of monthly, quarterly and annual payroll journal entries for general ledger posting
  • Ensures Payroll for assigned country is processed accurately and on-time for each pay cycle
  • Leads team of maximum 5-6 Payroll Specialists
  • Understands and utilizes applicable Payroll and related other systems in order to stream line processes and achieve deliverables
  • Identify and recommend improvements to payroll, time tracking and testing processes, tools, scenarios and environments to streamline work activities
  • Participate as team member in ongoing projects related to system and/or operational changes in payroll and time and labor environments
  • Provide support for bi-weekly payroll process for all Behavioral Health facilities
Qualifications for payroll lead
  • HR Shared Services experience will be an important advantage
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Excel and have the ability to manipulate data, create pivot tables, and use other data related functionality
  • You have a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Finance, Accounting, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or other related fields
  • CPA or APA certifications are a bonus
  • Provide subject matter expertise on key business process decisions related to Payroll processing
  • Advise on industry best practices on payroll set up in order to provide suggestions to achieve optimal configuration and streamlined processes

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