Job Location: Houston, TX (Remote)
This individual is responsible for managing a team of
payroll staff in the daily operations and execution of US and Canada payroll
processes. The role ensures the timely and accurate processing or payroll in
compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations, as well as company
guidelines. Oversees the maintenance of US court ordered garnishments and the
processing of Canadian court ordered garnishments, internal and external audits
and year-end processes. This person should have a broad knowledge of tax
reporting and administration, payroll operation, employment related taxation
and benefits, and SOX compliance. This role will also maintain customer
satisfaction by providing problem-solving resources and serve as the point of
contact in issues related to the client/service provider relationship.
- Manage a cross
functional payroll department’s daily activities and workflow relating to
the disbursement of high volume multi-state payroll of over 20k
- Maintain expert
knowledge of legal requirements and governmental reporting regulations
affecting payroll, taxation, and garnishments.
- Supervise the
administration of garnishments.
- Review special
payment items to ensure processing deadlines are met and all items submitted
by external groups are processed timely and accurately.
- Responsible for
managing accuracy and timeliness of all federal, state and local payroll
- Address potential
non-compliance matters and systems modifications as needed.
- Critically review
and analyze current procedures in order to recommend and implement
processes that improve efficiency and accuracy and lead to best practices.
- Improves customer service
quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes;
establishing and communicating service metrics; monitoring and analyzing
results; implementing changes.
customer operational performance by providing resources and detecting and
- Responsible for
managing the timely and accurate execution of all payroll system tax
updates with the offshore team and other process partners.
- Oversee the
accurate completion of all Header requests to ADP for mergers,
acquisitions and setup of new accounts/changes.
- Encourage and
provide resources for continued education and training in order to promote
- Should be willing
to travel minimum 5%, domestic and international.
- Bachelor’s degree
in Accounting or related field preferred; minimum 2 years higher
- Minimum 3 years of
experience in third party client services relationships.
- CPP accreditation
strongly desired; If not attained, pursuit of accreditation is required.
- Extensive Peoplesoft
(9.0) payroll processing experience, including payroll for United States
- Ability to pay
strict attention to detail and accuracy.
- Advanced knowledge
of US Payroll laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures, audit
and internal control guidelines with knowledge of accounting and HRIS.
knowledge of federal, state, and local payroll tax and accounting
- Minimum 5 + years
of experience working in a high volume, multi-state employer payroll
environment including taxation and withholdings.
- Must be a “hands
on” manager and have the ability to problem solve, and manage and lead
staff to excellent performance.
- Strong decision
making and problem resolution skills and ability to assess when an issue
must be escalated to the next level.
- Ability to work
and manage employees effectively within a collaborative team environment.
- Ability to work
with various internal departments, external tax agencies, and third party
- Strong written and
verbal communication skills
- Strong MS Office
EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL SERVICES INC is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled