Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager

We Offer…

An exciting role as a Payroll Manager based in our Danbury, Connecticut Production Facility. In this role you will be responsible for supporting the payroll function of the organization. This function provides the smooth processing of the biweekly payroll. In addition, this role assists managers and employees with all payroll-related inquiries. This role will coordinate processes across payroll, accounting, and human resources ensuring an accurate and timely flow of information across all groups.

This function oversees the maintenance of supporting records, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations. The Payroll Manager collaborates with CPA, insurance agencies, and Benefit Consultant as needed. 

This position covers a range of activities including:

  • The Payroll Manager is responsible for all elements of timely preparation and accurate processing of Bi-Weekly payroll and includes new hire and separation processing; retroactive payments; leave of absence payments; compensation changes; bonuses; and deductions
  • The Payroll Manager role implements payroll initiatives and projects which requires strong technical and communication skills and the ability to simultaneously manage tasks to meet established standards and deadlines
  • Execute timely and accurate processing of Bi-Weekly payroll and direct deposits for approximately 100+ employees in multiple states
  • Process supplemental payroll and any out of sequence checks such as separations and corrections
  • Audit timecards for accuracy and approvals and resolve timecard questions
  • Work with payroll provider to prepare, review and file quarterly/annual payroll tax reports and W2s
  • Work with payroll provider to address withholding tax notices from federal, state and municipal authorities
  • Ensure all local, state and federal governmental requirements are met, such as taxes and withholdings
  • Respond to auditors’ requests related to payroll and assist with annual financial, Workers Comp and 401K audits
  • Respond timely to payroll requests and resolve employee issues, including wage garnishments, EDD questionnaires, verifications of employment
  • Manage 401K activities and interact directly with the 401K provider to ensure proper handling of employees’ enrollment, loans, repayments, distributions, rollovers, and payroll contributions; provide yearly census and compliance testing to 401K provider; assist with year-end filing of Form 5500
  • Identify and implement process modifications based on changes in rules, regulations, emerging issues and trends
  • Update/revise policies and procedures related to payroll processing as needed
  • Lead Corporate payroll audits, work with auditors and providers to perform root cause analysis to identify, mitigate and resolve
  • Manage and escalate payroll-related issues to third parties and work with each to ensure timely resolution
  • Provide payroll information support by answering questions and requests
  • Liaison between Employees, Payroll, Human Resources and Benefits as it pertains to payroll processing
  • Confidentiality of data is a must and must be maintained
  • Prepare manual checks/payments as required (Immediate pay states)
  • Special projects as requested by management
  • Perform related duties as assigned

You Offer…

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required·
  • 5+ years of payroll experience and accounting experience is generally preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, process computer data, format and generate reports, verify data and correct errors
  • Ensures records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost control and fiscal management principles and procedures
  • Excellent written, and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a small team
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long-range goals 
  • Manufacturing experience a plus
  • QuickBooks and Dayforce/Ceridian payroll processing experience a plus
  • Implementation of payroll processing system is a plus

We Offer… a competitive compensation and benefit package including medical, dental, Bonus program, profit sharing and 401k

An Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace