Payroll Director
The Judge Group Inc.

West Palm Beach, Florida

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

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