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Manager, Payroll

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Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office
General Description

As the Payroll Manager, you will lead day to day payroll operations, support new and existing pay programs, and drive process improvement. This position will have the opportunity to positively impact US, Canada and Puerto Rico payroll operations and work cross-functionally with Lids HR, Finance, Operations and HRIS teams. This position is highly visible throughout the Lids organization and is a great fit for someone with a customer-focus mindset with strong analytical aptitude. 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leads company payroll processing, including maintenance of payroll information; collection, calculation and entry of data; check distribution; retroactive pays; and front-end edits. Processes organization's payroll and compiles and analyzes payroll data to maintain accurate payroll records.
  • Identifies and implements payroll process improvements and best practices, driving improved customer service levels and eliminating unnecessary payroll errors. 
  • Monitors payroll-related transactions and verifies that they are processed in compliance with external and internal policies. Maintains knowledge of payroll-related rules and laws that govern the payroll administration practices. Applies professional and technical knowledge, skills and judgment to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing.
  • Reconciles errors and maintains payroll records. Audits payroll data changes to ensure validity and accuracy. Responsible for the data integrity of the payroll systems and ensures accuracy of employee information and cost centers. 
  • Drives the resolution for technical, system or other payroll issues. Monitors system reports and alerts Payroll Manager of problems or errors.
  • Develops system reporting to provide relevant and timely data and analyses. Uses analytical approach to create metrics to provide to business partners to assist in critical business decisions. 
  • Communicates with and coaches department heads, managers and others on payroll policies and procedures to ensure smooth ongoing payroll operations.
  • Resolve payroll inquiries to ensure a timely, equitable and courteous resolution; process adjustments as necessary. 
  • Leads the training of payroll staff. Back up for Benefits Manager in areas of payroll forecasting, month-end/year-end duties, company benefits administration. 
  • Oversees external and internal partnerships that facilitate payroll processes, including garnishment administration, bonuses, benefits administration, etc.  
  • Maintains an exceptional attention to detail.
  • Utilizes organizational and prioritizing skills to manage multiple ongoing projects.
  • Manages regular preparation of relevant reports, including monthly, quarterly and year-end (gross payroll hours worked, paid leave accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, workers compensation, legal requests, 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned with a willingness to adapt to changing department demand. This includes HRIS-related projects as well as implementing payroll related programs and efforts.
     
Job Required Knowledge & Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 4+ years of payroll experience, working with both payroll and time and attendance systems.
  • 1+ years in a prior manager role with direct reports
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required (i.e. Advanced formulas, pivot tables, lookups, and index abilities)
  • Strong analytical, organizational, troubleshooting and problem-resolution skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively to a large remote workforce. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask within time-sensitive constraints.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Understanding of time and attendance and non-exempt pay requirements. 
  • Good understanding of basic accounting principles; knowledge and experience with journal entries and reconciliations
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and discretion when handling confidential information.
  • Experience working with ADP a plus.
Education
Bachelor's Level Degree in Finance or Human Resources


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