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Head of Payroll

Company: The Children's Place
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Location:Secaucus, New Jersey Job Summary: The Head of Payroll will supervise specialized key control/regulatory functions of the Payroll Department, including but not limited to the oversight of running of biweekly payroll processing for US, Puerto Rico, and Canada, garnishment functions, payroll tax (period, quarterly, and year-end) processes, and payroll account reconciliations. This position requires extensive knowledge of payroll compliance laws and practices across multiple states and local jurisdictions using Workday Payroll. This position will serve as the escalation point of contact for critical payroll services and operations issues.
Responsibilities: Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage the Payroll Team to ensure successful completion of biweekly payroll jobs and GL postings for US, Puerto Rico, and Canada biweekly payrolls
  • Supervise and participate in performing internal payroll tax reconciliation and reporting processes and monitor the activities and delivery of services from the company's outsourced payroll tax vendor
  • Participate in monthly compliance meetings and ensure all payroll systems are updated in accordance with local laws
  • Guide the Payroll Team on tax adjustments required for year-end balancing of employee and company wages
  • Review and audit tax and wage variances identified on tax vendor's quarterly and annual edit reports and work with account representative for resolution
  • Perform ongoing audits to ensure employee taxable wages and withholdings are accurately reported on quarterly and annual returns, and employee W-2 and T-4 forms
  • Oversee the process in applying and testing tax upgrades, staying abreast of all tax law changes
  • Manage year-end payroll tax reconciliations and W-2 and T-4 edits and coordinate with all outsourced tax vendors as well as the outsourced W-2 and T-4 print service provider
  • Compile information to satisfy internal/external payroll tax audit requests and ensure SOX compliance is met on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis.
  • Work with the accounting department to review monthly account reconciliations for payroll related balance sheet and expense accounts
  • Develop metrics to measure customer satisfaction, timecard non-compliance, repeat inquiries, and a variety of other necessary areas which require analysis
  • Identify and recommend solutions to problems that affect the team's service, efficiency, and productivity
  • Partner and build positive relationships with business partners and manage corporate and field communications
  • Manage system upgrades and updates, including planning, testing, and implementation while updating existing SOPs as necessary and training those who are impactedEducation and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or related field or commensurate experience
    • 8+ years of experience in payroll
    • Experience working with Workday HR/Payroll and Kronos timekeeping in a high volume environment. (10,000+ associates/multi-state payroll)
    • Experience in a supervisory role
    • Experience working with payroll tax software or outside payroll tax service Skills and Behaviors:
      • Highly proficiency in Excel (vlookups, pivot tables) as well as the rest of the Microsoft Office suite
      • Excellent customer service skills
      • Knowledge of payroll compliance laws and practices
      • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and payroll technical skills
      • Strong knowledge of payroll and tax compliance laws and regulations
      • Knowledge of accounting principles to perform/supervise the preparation of payroll account reconciliations
      • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
      • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environmentThe Children's Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. About Us make our PLACE yours Being a part of our team takes collaboration and hard work. We are seeking top talent who are eager to contribute to a high-performing team! -We are proud to be the largest pure-play children's specialty apparel retailer in -North America and continue to celebrate the success of our collection of brands, including The Children's PLACE, Gymboree, Sugar & Jade and PJ PLACE.

        If you are eager to learn and work in a diverse, inclusive, fast-paced and engaging work environment, please review our current list of openings and apply today!

Keywords: The Children's Place, Cambridge , Head of Payroll, Human Resources , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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