Payroll Manager

Role Purpose

Manages the activities of the payroll function.


Develops policies and procedures for payroll process and timekeeping.

Ensures the generation of the company payroll, including labor distribution records, vacation and sick leave accrual, overtime and withholding status.

Meets all government reporting requirements for payroll taxes, withholding and employer


May be responsible for withholding tax payment and stock option administration.

Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet

schedules and goals.

Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies. Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s) to improve the development of the team and the processes.

Scope and Impact

Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety

of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.

Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining


Acts as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems.

Develops and administers schedules and performance requirements; may have budget


Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results will add to costs and may impact the short-term

goals of the organization.

Technical / Professional Skills & Competencies

Management consultancy skillset including: influencing skills to change behaviors and create vision for future state that achieves consensus. Highly articulate written and verbal communication with strong powerpoint.

Exposure to Thomson Reuters program management.

Knowledge of payroll systems, unit and subunit policies and procedures.

Strong skills in excel (Advance)

Relationships: Internal / External

Frequently interacts with subordinates, customers and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.

Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.

Manages the coordination of the activities of a section or

department with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing.

In some instances this manager may be responsible for a functional area and not have any subordinate employees.

Certifications / Education

College degree of a related career (Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, etc)

Professional Experience

Considerable exposure to senior management teams.

Comfortable delivering contentious messages and driving to consensus.

Lead initiatives that have resulted in behavioral and process change.

Relevant experience including team management experience.

Portuguese and English at an advance level

Experience managing Brasil Payroll(Payroll, Vacations, Terminations, Third Parties, etc)

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