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Director of Payroll

Chicago, Ill

FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading HR Management and Consulting firm. We are seeking a Director of Payroll to support our client out of their Northwest Chicago, Ill location. This is a full time and permanent position. The Director of Payroll will oversee and supervise the organization’s payroll functions to ensure timely, accurate, and compliant administration of payroll, including hands-on management of systems and processes to ensure best practices in employee experience and administration.   


Supervisory Responsibilities:


Payroll Administration
  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions
  • Perform full-cycle US payroll processing and assist with exempt and non-exempt payroll transactions on a periodic basis
  • Process off-cycle payments for terminations by timely preparing and administering final checks within state regulatory guidelines
  • Facilitates internal/external payroll audits and compliance reporting including 401(k) and Workers Compensation
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices
  • Identifies and recommends updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures
  • Periodically assists with maintaining the payroll inbox by answering payroll inquiries from employees, management and internal business partners

Stock Administration  
  • Calculate equity related employee compensation including regular income and gains from RSU grants in compliance with current US tax regulations and requirements
  • Perform other duties and projects related to the equity programs as required

Required Skills/Abilities:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field required.
  • 10+ years experience with payroll and stock plan administration

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times

EEO Statement: FosterThomas is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and disciplinary action with regard to the terms and conditions of employment.  FosterThomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity genetic information, sexual orientation, or sex, including pregnancy and childbirth, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.


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