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Company Name:
DeVry University
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Naperville, Illinois
United States
Position type:
FT/PT (Both Available)
Experience level:
5-7 years
Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Manager, Payroll

The Manager, Payroll will oversee the processing of accurate and timely payments of wages to employees. The Manager will be a subject matter expert in the area of payroll taxes. This position will set goals and responsibilities of the payroll team to provide excellent customer service throughout the organization and will liaison with Human Resources to ensure benefits and compensation initiatives and processes are aligned with the payroll function.

- Manages and oversees the accurate and timely payment of wages to all employees and independent contractors (adjunct faculty) including developing and maintaining documentation and controls for payroll related activities.
- Provides subject matter expertise in the area of payroll taxes, including the proper withholding and remittance of federal, state and local taxes and the timely production and distribution of W-2s and 1099s.
- Establishes and evaluates performance metrics and SLAs to drive a customer service focused culture.
- Completes analysis of various payroll controls to ensure data integrity.
- Develops and maintains a relationship with a payroll service provider to resolve issues and create system enhancements to produce accurate payrolls.
- Ensures the processing of new hires, temporary workers, transfers, promotions and
terminations is accurate and timely.
- Reviews and analyzes current payroll, benefits and tax procedures in order to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations.
- Manages regular preparation of relevant management reports, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.). Manages preparation of ad-hoc reports (special projects, data requests, etc.).
- Develops and communicates organization-wide Payroll policies and procedures. Partners with Human Resources in developing and communicating policies and procedures.
- Completes other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance or other related discipline required; Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) desirable.
- At least 5-7 years of progressive payroll experience within a corporate payroll department with at least 4 years in a supervisory position.
- At least 5 years of experience using a payroll service provider, Ultipro preferred.

- Expertise in federal, state and local taxation to include multi-state tax experience, preferably with a large volume of states.
- Has in depth knowledge of wage and hour regulations. Understands intricate processing of garnishments and other involuntary deductions.
- Interacts professionally with all levels of employees.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office and Internet applications.
- Must be able to multi-task and work under strict, often conflicting, deadlines.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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