Payroll Director

JOB OVERVIEW:

The HR Department, at T2, an industry leader In interactive entertainment, is looking for a dynamic, proven and established team player to lead and manage the Payroll team , while supervising North American payrolls for 2000+ employees at multiple locations in the U.S. and Canada. This position sits within the Total Rewards team and is a key contributor to the success of the overall Total Rewards Strategy.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide strategic planning, tactical direction and day-to-day management and governance of the North American payroll function;
  • Direct and coordinate the implementation and administration of payroll policies, procedures and regulations and the approval of the North American payroll calendars and processing schedules;
  • Maintain standard operation and statutory procedures with respect to audit, privacy, tax reporting and controls;
  • Work closely with Corporate Finance and Internal Audit teams to ensure all financial controls and reporting are correct and ensures that payroll solutions developed align with the corporation's overall business strategy;
  • Ensure accurate and timely support of the month and year-end finance closing process.
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting around payroll accounting;
  • Ensure accurate year-end and quarterly processes for earnings and tax statements/filings;
  • Lead special projects
  • Manage the Global Mobility Program;
  • Oversee the time and absence plans;
  • Oversee 401(k) plan files to and from recordkeeper, resolve errors, fund contributions, and supply data to auditors;
  • Process Canadian RRSP and DPSP enrollments and funding;
  • Manage Statutory and tax requirement changes;
  • Manage vendor relationships;
  • Manage and mentor the Payroll team, overseeing their development and training;
  • Provide strategic oversight and stay abreast of industry payroll trends and regulatory developments. Coordinate with Legal to advise company of relevant trends/regulations that may affect payroll policies/practices;
  • Collaborate regularly with HR Partners;
  • Oversee and manage payroll administration, ensuring all activities are completed within required timeline for bi-weekly payroll processing for US and Canadian employees;
  • Research and implement changes to the payroll configuration in Workday and/or the W-2s as a result of the implementation of any new company programs and/or processes;
  • Assess existing processes for areas for improvement and better efficiency; and
  • Lead others in identifying and resolving complex problems, taking a broad perspective to identify strategic solutions.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's Degree in HR or related area preferred and 15+ years of progressively responsible work experience within a dynamic payroll team, with at least 5+ years in a supervisory capacity;
  • CPP designation preferred;
  • 8+ years of experience with a major payroll solution, i.e., Workday, PeopleSoft, ADP or an enterprise-scale payroll system, with a special emphasis in Workday experience preferred;
  • 8+ years experience overseeing a complex, large-volume multi-state payroll function. Global experience preferred;
  • Proven leader with a demonstrated ability to establish and achieve strategic goals;
  • Strong communication and project management skills;
  • Experience with payroll tax reporting/filing, including taxation of foreign nationals, non-resident aliens and expatriates;
  • Strong expertise in HR/Payroll databases and processes, data interfaces, and query/data source tools;
  • Must possess a high standard for customer service with excellent consulting, interpersonal, follow-up, communication and time management skills;
  • Must be ready and willing to take initiative and follow through on assignments in a fast-paced and demanding environment;
  • Deadline and results driven;
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time;
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel;
  • Understanding of administration of payroll taxes and garnishments;
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-disciplined and highly motivated; and
  • Project a professional image, a discreet work manner and possess a high level of confidentiality.



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