Payroll Manager

Intuitive Surgical
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Job: Finance and Accounting
Primary Location: United States-Georgia-Atlanta
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 201529


Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and

decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.

Primary Function of Position:

The Payroll Manager will primarily be responsible foroversight and administration of our US payroll activities and for the managementand development of our payroll team. Responsibilities include developing andmaintaining partnerships with Legal, Human Resources ("HR"), Tax along withensuring compliance with federal, state and local agencies. The ideal candidatewill have experience driving innovative and best-in-class payroll processes toensure timely and accurate employee payroll and provide efficiencies in thepayroll process. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience leadinga payroll team in a high growth environment along with a strong understandingof US payroll laws.

Job Duties:
  • Provide guidance and development opportunities along with supporting the day-to-day activities of the payroll team of three (3). Provide subject matter expertise and be the escalation point to resolve issues.
  • Partner with HR and Legal and act as a liaison with outside agencies for non-standard garnishments.
  • Evaluate existing payroll policies and procedures and manage updates as needed.
  • Manage all 3 rd party payroll related vendors and continuously drive improvements in operational processes and design and implement those initiatives.
  • Provide guidance, training and development opportunities for the payroll team, including maintaining active engagement and establishing priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Review and approve payroll related journal entries and reconciliations. Provide guidance and support on accounting related items and act as the liaison with the corporate accounting team as needed.
  • Research and understand the applicability of a new rules, tax code or relevant legislation pertaining to payroll at the federal and state levels.
  • Absorb and manage the payroll process for new entities and/or countries as needed.
  • Manage and support periodic internal audit, 401(k), IRS and worker compensation audits.


Education and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required and CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) preferred.
  • Seven (7)+ years of payroll experience in a fast paced, high volume, multi-entity organization.
  • At least three (3) years of direct payroll management experience.
  • Knowledge of labor practices pertaining to payday law, benefits, payroll and employee taxation, payroll accounting, and employment documentation.
  • Knowledge of local and occupational tax withholding and reporting requirements for all US states.
  • Proficient using ADP Vantage for payroll and Workforce for time keeping. Knowledge of Oracle HCM and SAP preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel including advanced formula functions and Microsoft Word.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical mindset with good judgement and high level of attention to details and accuracy.
  • Ability to identify an assess relevant metrics/analytics to manage the payroll process and team.
  • Ability to prioritize workload of self and team members, multi-task, meet all deadlines, and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with equity compensation and frequent payrolls preferred.
  • Strong customer service skills and a customer service focus.
  • Identify and engage service solutions within and outside the payroll department.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; appropriately communicates with all levels of customers within the organization.

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.