Payroll Manager

Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Date Posted: 05-11-2018
 FosterThomas, Inc., a leading HR Management and Consulting firm is assisting our client based in Philadelphia, PA who is seeking a remote Payroll Manager. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for directing and coordinating the work flow of the Payroll Department, including periodic processes and payroll systems maintenance.
  • Responsible for staff evaluations, coaching and development.
  • Develop payroll strategies, planning and communications, including but not limited to acquisitions, systems conversions and corrections and vendor relations.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain payroll policies and procedures to ensure compliance with company policy, strong internal controls and regulatory agencies.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local agencies for the administering of payroll liabilities (taxes, taxable fringe benefits, garnishments, etc.)
  • Responsible for resolving tax issues and payroll related reconciling items including working with Tax service providers, taxing authorities, accounting, and payroll software technical support personnel.
  • Coordinates the preparation of regulatory reporting and management reporting for management and operations.
  • Provide support and prepares information required for internal/external audit processes.
  • Serve as liaison to operation management, assisting them with payroll related issues.
  • Analyzes and evaluates payroll reports, trends and related services, etc.
  • Partners with other departments to ensure payroll related compliance, such as state mandated certified payroll processing, bonus and incentive check administration, social security mismatch processing, labor distribution, W2 and W2C administration, on-demand payments as required by law, taxation, etc.
  • Provide Payroll Implementation Guidance
    • Gather data and host knowledge discussions for Payroll Configuration Workbook
      • Assess necessary pay group division
      • Retrieve payroll configuration documents
        • Receive tax data from client
        • Provide paperwork for tax filing
        • Provide banking paperwork
        • Provide ALINE modeling paperwork, as applicable
      • Work with ADP and client through payroll end to end solution testing
        • Create test scenarios
        • Request client specific test scenarios
        • Review test payroll results
        • Validate payroll balance load, as applicable
      • Provide mapping for payroll balancing
      • Review tax filing documents with client and ADP
      • Pull data for production load
      • Provide data for parallel testing
        • Back-feed file from legacy system
        • Payroll balance load
        • Payroll template changes
        • Employee indicative data changes
      • Assist client with parallel eCompare tool validation
      • Provide Go Live payroll data load
      • Pull/Receive Mid-Quarter/Mid-Year tax data
      • Verify client garnishment and payee load
      • Assist client through 1st and 2nd payroll, as applicable
  • Bachelors Degree and a minimum of 5-8 years processing payroll with in-depth knowledge of various payroll functions using primarily ADP and Workforce Now.
  • Must have IN DEPTH experience processing payroll. 
  • Must be able to acclimate to new situations easily and must have a consultative attitude.  
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as being  proficient with MS Office. 
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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