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Payroll Director

Phoenix, Arizona
Position Description

FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading Human Capital Management Firm. We are assisting our client in their search for a Payroll Director that is highly motivated, team-oriented and service-oriented. The Payroll Director will have the responsibility for timely and accurate processing of payroll checks for multiple locations and multiple states, within the organization. If you are passionate about payroll/customer service, are personable, team oriented and professional -- join their growing team and apply today!

This position is full-time, hybrid (3x a week) and permanent
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Full-cycle processing of bi-weekly payroll for 6,500+ employees, multiple locations/states - currently 80 locations within CA, NV, UT, FL, TX, and AZ
  • Calculations for employee wages based on exempt and non-exempt positions. Including team members who earn pay based on piece-rate pay.
  • Ensuring overtime, double time, vacation, sick, holiday, meal breaks, etc. are paid accurately based on state and local requirements.
  • Ensure vacation and sick time accruals are accurate.
  • Process Garnishments/Liens according to court ordered instructions (with support of 3rd party vendor).
  • Investigate and resolve any pay issues/discrepancies and answer any questions regarding payroll.
  • Managing all aspects of the payroll process, such as approving transactions and reviewing exemptions.
  • Changing individual payrolls as required by management, such as tax deductions or salary adjustments.
  • Maintaining payroll systems and reporting any issues to management.
  • Supervising personnel involved in payroll (2 Payroll Accountants/Assistants) and ensuring the best financial practices are followed.
  • Auditing payroll transactions to ensure that accounts, payment dates, and taxes are accurate and up to date.
  • Creating monthly and annual payroll reports for management review.
  • Ensuring all payroll systems comply with federal tax laws.
  • Attending to any payroll-related queries or questions from employees/management.
  • Prepare reports for quarterly, yearly, and weekly reports for management.
  • Keeping up with state and local wage laws and ensure payroll practices are adjusted accordingly.
  • Working with department heads to update various types of pay for commissions and bonuses.
  • Supporting Gym-Managers/Management team with training of payroll process and expectations.
 
Qualifications and Expectations:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, human resource management, or a similar field is preferred.
  • At least three years' experience as a payroll director or payroll manager.
  • Prior experience managing payroll for multi-state companies.
  • Recent experience handling commissions, FLSA, Piece Rate Pay and state specific meal/rest break compliance.
  • Prior experience implementing various earnings codes.
  • Excellent knowledge of payroll software, ADP Workforce Now or ADP Workforce Manager a plus.
  • Familiarity with labor legislation and federal tax laws.
  • The ability to work ethically with employee-sensitive information.
  • Solid knowledge of data entry management.
  • Highly efficient multi-tasking adept at staying focused through many interruptions.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with team members and provide a high-level of customer service.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail.
  • Assertive and able to reinforce policies and encourage self-sufficiency.
 
Some Perks:
  • Free membership for you and plus one family member
  • Competitive pay plus vacation, holiday, personal days, and sick pay.
  • Health, dental, vision, Employee Assistance Program, Hospital, Accident, Critical Illness, Life and even Pet Insurance are offered!
  • 401(k) with matching!


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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