Payroll Manager

Location: Baltimore, MD
Date Posted: 10-30-2018
FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading Human Capital Management Firm. We are seeking a staffed Payroll Manager to assist our client in Baltimore, MD. This opportunity offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Responsible for all aspects of payroll internal controls and procedures, including developing and enforcing standards to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing. Direct daily operations of Payroll. Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by keeping up-to-date with existing and new related legislation; enforce adherence to requirements, advising supervisors and escalating issues to management as needed. Provide accurate processing of all benefit deductions, wage garnishments and levies and taxable benefits. Provide timely and accurate reporting of data to external entities including regulatory agencies.

Oversee payroll processing and administration for accurate completion of two bi-weekly and one semi-monthly payrolls. Oversee quarterly and year-end payroll adjustments, W-2 filing and distribution.
Process employment tax payments. Ensure that the information is accurate and the University is in compliance.  If necessary, register for withholding account in additional states and set up withholding in system.   Provide support to the Controller’s Office relating to payroll charges, funding and account reconciliations.  Compile reports for periodic and annual audits, for both internal and external sources.  Lead and implement projects associated with payroll operations to increase the University’s efficiency, effectiveness, and competitiveness.
Lead a customer service culture in Financial Services based on collaboration and continuous organizational learning. Serve as the primary University contact for all payroll-related questions. Collaborate with others to successfully resolve issues related to payroll transactions. Foster positive working relationship with the HR team and other partners. Identify training needs of end users; develop and provide necessary training. Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential.  Recommend and implement procedure and policy changes, system enhancements. Maintain payroll staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees and staff job results by coaching, planning, monitoring and appraising job results. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies, etc. Assist University management to ensure disaster recovery and business continuity plans are robust and fully tested.
 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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