Location: West Palm Beach, FL Description: Our client is currently seeking a Payroll Director
This job will have the following responsibilities:
Responsible for overseeing and managing the organization's payroll department, ensuring compensation is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations.
This generally includes multi-state payroll schedules for exempt and non-exempt employees, commission calculations, time tracking, and reporting.
Must be able to identify and implement best practices on department procedures and have experience with implementing payroll systems.
As this position faces tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting and reporting activities, this role requires a proactive team player with great technical and customer service skills.
The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Supervise payroll staff to ensure accurate and timely processing of semi-monthly and monthly payroll, including gross wages, bonuses and commissions, employer and employee tax withholding, health insurance premiums and savings plans deductions, and employer fringe benefits
Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage,
and hour laws and best practices, including but not limited to the review of quarterly employment tax return filings
Maintain accurate, up-to-date employee payroll records
Identify and implement best practices, including recommendation of a payroll system provider
Facilitate audits by providing records and documentation
Address payroll related queries and requests and prepare relevant monthly, quarterly, year-end, and ad hoc reports
Oversee various payroll schedules, journal entries, and the verification of commission calculations against their accruals and any variances to be investigated
Observe internal controls in all tasks and proactively address gaps in controls
Collaborate and communicate with employees, consultants, vendors, accounting and/or firms when appropriate
Present information and respond to questions from all levels inside and outside the organization
Supervise and train staff in the above duties where applicable
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Company policy, procedures, and applicable laws
Maintain competency through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest industry and payroll developments
Secure financial information by organizing and saving data, files, and workpapers
Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential at all times
Special projects as assigned by immediate supervisor
Qualifications & Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field required
8+ years of payroll processing experience required
3+ years of supervisory experience required
CPP certification desired
Demonstrated experience in implementing a payroll system
Extensive knowledge of the payroll function including payroll taxes, preparation, balancing, and internal controls
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge in applicable local, state, and federal laws
Demonstrated knowledge of payroll journal entries
Advanced skills in Excel preferred
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Solid supervisory and leadership skills
High integrity and ethical standards and ability to maintain
privacy and confidentiality
Consistent follow-through and ability to multi-task and
effectively balance priorities and meet tight deadlines
Must be able to work extended hours during payroll
processing and reporting deadlines
Must be able to sit for long periods of time, bend, stoop and lift to 25 lbs
Must successfully complete a background check and drug screening
This job and many more are available through The Judge Group. Find us on the web at www.judge.com
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.