• Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #4691

Carex is partnering with a growing manufacturing organization in the heart of downtown Milwaukee to find a Payroll Manager (hybrid in Milwaukee). The Payroll Manager will oversee and supervise the organization's payroll functions, ensuring pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations.  This is achieved by setting up and maintaining appropriate policies, standard office operating procedures, and applying international, federal, state, and local payroll tax regulatory requirements.

What you’ll do:

  • Implement, maintain, and review payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Manage the U.S-based Payroll Team in the completion of assigned payrolls (currently U.S., Canada and Australia).
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports of payroll transactions.
  • Ensure that payrolls are processed in a timely manner, and they run successfully adhering to established regulatory requirements and laws, including tax and labor laws.
  • Set up and maintain appropriate policies, standard office operating procedures that adhere to international, federal, state, and local payroll tax regulatory requirements.
  • Facilitate audits by providing records and documentation to auditors.
  • Identify and recommend updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with HR team to ensure compliance with established HR policies. 
  • Keep staff informed of changes to payroll policies, regulations, and procedures, and their effect and implementation.
  • Interact with Accounting/Finance as required to ensure area receives accurate data as required in a timely manner as well as well as ensures alignment between the functional areas.
  • Support due diligence efforts for potential acquisitions and participate in integration activities related to onboarding acquired Team members.
  • Identify areas of payroll processing for improvement and generate ways of addressing and settling issues.
  • Ensure/elevating a top-tier Customer experience.
  • Research opportunities for worldwide data sharing or system integrations.
  • This role will have up to 3 direct reports including entry level specialists and experienced payroll experts.
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff in the department.
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or transferable experience) in accounting, business administration, human resources, or related field.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience with payroll required.
  • Extensive knowledge of the payroll function including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes.
  • Proficient with payroll software.  Experience with Workday required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Carex Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.


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