Payroll Manager in Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Cary at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/24/2021

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Job Description

Payroll Manager

Our client is seeking a Payroll Manager to lead payroll functions. You will work to ensure payroll expenses and taxes are paid correctly and on time. The ideal candidate is analytical and methodical, with experience in payroll administration and deep knowledge of payroll regulations. Your goal will be to ensure payroll procedures are compliant, efficient and current.


  • Develop systems to process payroll account transactions (e.g. salaries, benefits, garnishments, deductions, taxes and third party payments)
  • Coordinate timekeeping and payroll systems
  • Oversee processing of payroll changes (e.g. new hires, terminations, raises) and system upgrades
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and internal policies
  • Supervise and coach payroll clerks and assistants
  • Liaise with auditors and manage payroll tax audits
  • Collaborate with Human Resources (HR) and accounting teams
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare reports
  • Resolve issues and answer payroll-related questions

Skills and experience:

  • 5+ years of proven experience as a payroll manager or similar role
  • Current knowledge of payroll procedures and related laws
  • Excellent understanding of multi-location payroll and taxes
  • Familiarity with payroll software - UltiPro experience required
  • A keen eye for detail
  • An analytical mind and good math skills
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral)
  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • BS/BA in Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources or related field; professional certification (e.g., CPP, CPM) is a plus


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