Sr Payroll Manager

Recruiter
Act
Location
Iowa City
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Sep 2020
Closes
22 Sep 2020
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
OverviewACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success. Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.Learn more about working at ACT at act.org!ResponsibilitiesThe Sr Payroll Manager is a hands–on subject manager expert on payroll regulations and leads the Payroll function with primary responsibility for the overall calculation, submission, and payment of accurate ACT team member payrolls and related communications to team members, leadership and the payroll vendor. These duties include not only producing accurate paychecks, but also manages and verifies all payroll related payments, including 3rd party payments of pre– and post–tax deductions and payroll taxes. This position works closely with Talent Strategy to verify and record all team member changes. Typical work–related activities include:Payroll Vendor ManagementImplements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions Processes, audits and corrects timesheets; makes retroactive adjustments in the system as neededProcess and report any involuntary deductions such as child support orders, garnishments, and tax leviesManages a direct report and the relationship with the payroll vendorCommit ACT bi–weekly payroll and process check requests to cover net pay and deductionsEnter pay requests received for ACT Education Assessment Services (AEAS) into Timekeeper and Oasis as neededProcess AEAS payroll on a semi–monthly basisPayroll ComplianceKeeps abreast of current payroll tax requirements and relevant laws associated with employee wage and benefits, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, payroll taxes, employee federal/state income and social security taxes, State Unemployment Insurance, workers compensation, etc.Ensures payroll processes are in compliance/alignment with government regulations, laws, and organization processes, practices, and guidelines. Performs audits and analyzes reports to identify and resolve payroll, compliance and disbursement issuesCalculates and maintains Kirkwood Job Credit PaymentsCalculates workers compensation where requiredReview federal form 941 and other state tax reports prepared by 3rd party tax service, verify federal and state tax payments to ensure compliance with deposit requirementsReconcile payroll to labor expense and record journal entries to allocate labor costs Prepare and process other payroll journal entries as required; perform monthly reconciliation of payroll accounts in the general ledgerCreate and run post–payroll reports in DayForce as needed or requestedQualificationsEducation: Bachelor's degree in a related field, preferably in accounting, finance, or businessOr an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquiredExperience:Minimum of five years of progressively responsible payroll experience required, including processing complex multi–state payrolls that includes both exempt and nonexempt team members, preferably larger payrolls of at least 900+ team membersExperience using payroll software systems required; Ceridian DayForce application, primarily Payroll and Workforce Management modules preferred.Experience in using Microsoft Office applications requiredPrevious experience and demonstrated success leading, managing, and building teams requiredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities: Solid communication, interpersonal and collaboration skillsDemonstrated ability to multi–task and prioritize workMust have good organization skills and ability to work under competing deadlines in a fast–paced work environmentMust have demonstrated ability to research, make recommendations and act on changes to tax items and related policiesExcellent problem–solving and decision–making skills and attention to detailCritical thinking skills and ability to take initiate Ability to work both independently and on teamsAbility to maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding corporate informationAbility to calculate gross ups and forecasts numbers

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