Director, Payroll

Human Resources
Posted: 03/16/2021
Full Time
Los Angeles, CA
The Director Payroll will be responsible for shaping the overall strategic vision for the payroll department, as well as leading the day-to-day operations which include supporting international expansion efforts and overseeing payroll operations. This is a hands-on leadership role responsible for building scalable business processes for our payroll department and ensuring our internal control environment is effective. You will also play a key role in the implementation and optimization of systems/processes.
Essential Functions:
  • Provide strategic leadership for Payroll operations while measuring and monitoring the effectiveness and efficiencies of the services provided
  • Hire, manage, train, and develop a team of payroll professionals
  • Own and manage relationships with external payroll service providers
  • Oversee payroll operations, including ensuring accurate and efficient multi-state payroll processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Ensure compliance with US and foreign securities regulations and tax requirements, and month-end, quarter-end and year-end close procedures
  • Ensure all payroll related tax filings are completed timely and accurately, including the creation of new accounts with various federal and state agencies as required; Work with tax agencies and payroll service providers to resolve tax issues
  • Partner with the Compensation, Benefits & Human Resources teams to manage Incentive compensation processing in payroll
  • Partner with the wider Accounting, Finance, Tax and Legal teams to provide support, communication and accurate information as required or requested.
  • Identify recommendations to scale processes to enhance payroll operational efficiency including the design and implementation of internal controls and maintain payroll policies and procedures
  • Streamline and document payroll procedures
  • Audit payroll transactions to ensure all amounts and payment dates are accurate
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of payroll staff, including but not limited to, assigning work, setting performance expectations, providing performance feedback, coaching and conducting annual performance reviews.
  • Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance / Accounting, or related discipline
  • 10+ years of experience in payroll operations, operating at a global, multi-national company
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation preferred
  • Strong experience of SAAS payroll solutions
  • UKG Pro (UltiPro) experience required
  • Expert knowledge of US federal, state, and local payroll regulations, including payroll tax, reporting, and required filings
  • Familiarity with international payroll and compliance requirements
  • Strong project management experience including the ability to manage project plans, dependencies, critical path activities and milestones
  • Experience transforming a payroll function to maximize automation, scalability and cost effectiveness
  • Excels in hyper-growth environments; versatile, capable of managing multiple projects and task
  • Able to communicate effectively with cross-functional business partners, internal/external stakeholders and various levels of management
  • CIM does not accept unsolicited resumes from Agencies.  Any unsolicited resumes received from Agencies will be considered property of CIM and no fees will be due or paid.  If you wish to become an approved Agency with CIM or any of its Affiliates, please contact a member of the CIM Talent Acquisition Team.