Payroll Director

Charles Town, WV

Post Date: 06/20/2017 Job ID: Herndon431 Industry: Human Resources Pay Rate: Negotiable up to $75k

Axiom Staffing Group is seeking to fill the position of Payroll Director with our client located in Charles Town, WV. The Payroll Director is responsible for providing operational, managerial, and strategic direction for the payroll function of our client and subsidiaries. The role requires the cultivation of strong, customer-focused environment with emphasis on driving accurate and timely payroll results, in compliance with state and federal regulations. Processes include payroll administration, all other cash and non-cash compensation processing, W-2 processing, payroll tax filing, staff supervision, audit support and various reporting.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluates, develops, recommends, and implements payroll policies, processes, and system enhancements designed to improve business processes within the department
  • Analyzes complex transactions, identifies issues, and works with internal operational teams to identify causes, assess risks ,and implement plans to eliminate future occurrence
  • Manages all operations related to self-service time and attendance functionality, including training and updates
  • Ensures timely communication of changes to payroll policies, systems, and regulations to employees and customers
  • Maintains current knowledge of, and compliance with, applicable local, state, and federal wage laws
  • Establishes internal controls to ensure the integrity of personnel and payroll data in all internal and external systems
  • Provides internal communications, training, and guidance on payroll systems
  • Directly supervises the payroll team, provides training and evaluation to enhance performance, development and work products, and establishes a collaborative and supportive team culture built on mutual trust and respect
  • Oversees daily, monthly, quarterly and year-end payroll processes to ensure deadlines and goals are met
  • Ensures team members are sufficiently trained to meet established service standards; cross-trains team members to promote a flexible and adaptable team and limit process failures
  • Maintains policies and procedures, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) narratives, and training documentation
  • Participates in the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close process
  • Engages in various audits, including meeting with third party auditors, developing strategies, and preparing documentation
  • Oversee the preparation and delivery of employee W-2s, maintains the organization's W2 reporting
  • Ensures accurate and timely payroll tax filings
  • Interacts with various staff, at all levels as required, to meet strategic objectives
  • Conducts research, reporting analysts and special projects as requested
  • Partners with the human resources benefits team to ensure accurate and compliant deductions from employees' wages for taxes, wage garnishment, health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and 401k investments




  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, preferably Business, Accounting, Finance
  • Experience in managing a large multi-state/multi-company payroll with 2,500+ employees required
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of work experience in accounting, preferably in payroll
  • Minimum of 5 years management experience
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Certification from the American Payroll Association preferred
  • Experience with UltiPro preferred
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