Americas Payroll Manager

Applies expert subject matter knowledge to manage staff activities in solving most complex business/technical issues within established policies. Manages activities of non-exempt/exempt individual contributors (typically Expert/Master) and/or MG1s. Has accountability for a large multi-department area(s) or location(s) with significant impact on business unit results and organizational strategy. Acts as a key advisor to senior management on the development of overall policies and long-term goals of the organization. Plans, manages and monitors high-end operational/tactical activities of Staff. Staff members'primary focus is on either high-end tactical or broad strategic issues or a combination of both. Recruits and supports development of direct staff members. Position typically reports to Director or above.

Additional Guidance/Criteria:

  • Directs and controls activities within a sub-region or Region.
  • Typically manages 10 or more direct reports. Span of Control guidelines may differ from these numbers.


Responsibilities:
  • Manages a team of exempt individual contributors, supervisors, and Manager I that typically support a large and complex payroll function.
  • Responsible for hiring, setting and monitoring of annual performance plans, coaching, and career development; ensures that the proper tools are in place to support the team and the processes.
  • Leads , exercising a strong understanding of the business to determine the best method for achieving objectives.
  • Ensures the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting and analysis to the business.
  • Consults with business leaders to drive and influence strategic decision-making within a broad scope.
  • Proactively drives process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the function regionally.
  • Actively reviews, analyzes, and manages the key controls within the domain of responsibility to ensure compliance with legal and SOX requirements.
  • Manages external vendors (e.g., payroll vendors)
  • Provides leadership during implementation of business-wide programs and products.


Education and Experience Required:
  • First level university degree with a focus in business or economics.
  • Typically 10+ years of experience in a payroll leadership function.
  • Typically 2+ years of supervisory and/or leading a project team experience.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Superior understanding of payroll processes and requirements.
  • Superior analytical skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent people management skills, including managing teams across countries.
  • Excellent communication skills, catered to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Strong understanding of HP's policies and processes.
  • Excellent consulting, influence, and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills.


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