Payroll Manager (USA & Canada)


Job title: Payroll Manager (USA & Canada)

Company: Tree House Foods

Job description: Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Human Resources Payroll

Job Posting Title:

Payroll Manager (USA & Canada)

Job Description:

Roles & Responsibilities:

The role serves as an advocate for the business by identifying improvement initiatives and recommendations for change to support the company’s continued growth. This would involve creating collaborative and cross-functional partnerships with other functions to streamline processes and/or support new initiatives. It would also include recommendations in Payroll tax strategies by researching federal, state, and local taxation issues and maintaining legislative materials by reviewing, interpreting, and implementing new or revised laws, in both the US and Canada. This position would help to provide data needed to support business needs/ analysis. This role would be involved in organizational and strategic decisions impacting payroll and related functions.

This position serves as a key member in maintaining HR Systems as related to payroll and tax. This would involve configuration planning for needed upgrades and acquisition integration as well as system audits, researching system issues and/or testing. This will require cross functional business knowledge and partnership as well as developing a repeatable process in areas such as project management, testing and training. This would also involve ongoing maintenance of the database as related to payroll (i.e. configuration changes to support the business and/or data loads, patches application testing, etc.) as needed. It would include overseeing all year end related activities in Payroll.

Provides troubleshooting assistance as questions arise from business partners.

Provides troubleshooting for MicroSoft Excel macros.

In collaboration with the Sr Director, Benefits & Payroll, lead the selection of, implementation and manage the relationship with contracted vendors used in the Payroll Department such as paycard providers, unemployment vendor, tax software, and outsource band end payroll processes (net pay, pay stubs printing, tax filings, remittance and garnishment payment distributions).

Creates and maintains documentation for new and changing processes and backs up the payroll processing functions if necessary.

Maintaining and applying internal control standards – SOX compliance.

Manage all audits with government agencies in regard to employment tax and workers’ compensation.

Implement best practices for payroll processing accuracy, tax payments, automated workflows, timekeeping, etc.

Oversee and audit all federal, state and local employment tax returns on a quarterly basis for compliance with reporting requirements.

Complete understanding of the complexities and intricacies of Executive and salary exempt processes including but not limited to restricted stock awards, non-qualified stock, deferred comp and other long-term incentives.

Provides leadership to payroll supervisor and offers ongoing coaching, guidance, support, growth opportunities and feedback as needed, both informally and formally through the PDR process.

Trains and supports HR/Finance as needed on all payroll and tax related processes.

Qualifications & Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree required (Accounting or related field)

5+ years of experience required in a payroll management and tax role with progressively increasing responsibility.

Experience with multi-currency payrolls preferred

Experience in Workday and Kronos Workforce Central preferred.

Must have experience working with Payroll Management and Tax processes with a multi-state employer.

Must have expert knowledge of payroll principles, wage and hour laws, tax laws and SOX compliance in the US and International employment law with Canada.

Must have experience with managing people and processes possessing exceptional team building and people skills.

Acquisition/divestiture experience required

Must be able to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, to all audiences in all levels of the organization.

Must have attention to detail and ability to work with highly sensitive data.

APA Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) strongly desired.

Minimal travel requirement, less than 5%

TreeHouse Use Only: #IND1

Expected salary:

Location: Willowbrook, IL – Green Bay, WI

Job date: Sat, 06 Aug 2022 01:37:55 GMT

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