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Payroll Director

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Job Location:Chicago
Job Type:Permanent
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Job Post Date:01/16/2023


Our client, a global technology and manufacturing organization, is looking to hire an experienced Payroll Director. This individual will report directly to the Head of Accounting and will be responsible for managing the corporate payroll function.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Processing corporate payroll in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Serve as the ADP lead subject matter expert.
  • Verify that all tax withholdings and payroll tax returns are accurate and filed in a timely manner.
  • Stay current with federal and state payroll regulation and legislation.
  • Direct and support the activities of operating company payroll activities.
  • Assist with the integration of payroll for newly acquired companies.
  • Partner with the benefits department to ensure that all payroll deductions are accurate and remitted to the appropriate third parties.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Schedule special or off-cycle payrolls
  • Prepare payroll journal entries
  • Follow up on payroll tax return issues
  • Preparation of W-2 statements
  • Ad hoc reporting as requested


  • BA/BS degree required (Finance or Accounting major preferred)
  • 10-15 years of progressive payroll experience utilizing ADP Workforce Now, preferably in a multi-location environment with Workday experience being a strong plus
  • Experience with executive compensation arrangements, severance, and relocation
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and helping others and a passion for payroll and technology