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Payroll Manager- Austin

Our Austin based client is seeking an Payroll Manager to join their growing team!


  • Manage to ensure that payroll is run accurately, timely and efficiently in compliance with all country, federal, state, local payroll, and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage payroll staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Manage payroll staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Manage the processing of 401K/Roth employee contributions and/or loans and Great West Life retirement employee contributions.
  • Oversee the Payroll, Time Tracking and Time off configuration add/changes and performs/reviews all testing and maintains documentation for changes and approvals working closely with the Payroll Analyst and other internal partners as needed.
  • Ensure all tax reporting is executed accurately, working closely with the Payroll Analyst and other internal partners as needed.
  • Review federal and state regulatory requirement changes and company policy changes as needed, at a minimum Quarterly and annually with Payroll Analyst as they are identified to ensure that system is updated timely and accurately.
  • Manages projects and process improvement, including applying change management experience to facilitate movement to new levels of quality with Workday.
  • Recommends process improvements, innovative solutions, policy changes and/or major variations from established policy, which must be approved by appropriate leadership prior to implementation.
  • Track and monitor process improvements that were implemental within the department to ensure improvement was successful or determine if additional adjustments are needed.
  • Utilizing best practice and available technology that is continually being rolled out by Workday to gain efficiency and minimize SOX vulnerabilities.
  • Collaborate with our internal business partners to solution and develop streamline functionality in Workday to support our Payroll and Time Tracking processes.
  • Partner closely with Human Resources on various projects, including those related to future acquisitions.
  • Stay abreast of payroll legislations impacting domestic and international entities, and coordinate with appropriate internal and external parties to ensure compliance.
  • Create and maintain payroll process and procedures documentation.
  • Act as the primary payroll liaison during company audits and ensure proper documentation is maintained to enable successful passing of audits.
  • Create and Maintain Payroll KPI Metrics.
  • Responsible for exercising a high level of decision-making authority, diverse in nature, within defined company policy and legal requirements.
  • Maintain a high level of integrity and protect the confidentiality of accessible information.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • 8 plus years’ progressive payroll experience with multi-state experience required
  • 8 plus years’ progressive tax reconciliation and Quarter/Annual tax return filings required
  • 7 plus years’ in a leadership capacity
  • 7 plus years’ experience ad-hoc and Report Writer experience required
  • 4 plus years’ experience using Workday Payroll, Time Tracking and Time off modules
  • Create/Update ad-hoc and Report Writer experience required
  • Project Management Experience, required
  • Demonstrated success in effectively overseeing a payroll department with at least 3-4 direct reports
  • Effective Leadership, conflict resolution and coaching skills
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Critical thinker with exceptional ability to model business processes and identify and resolve gaps
  • Strong analytic, consultancy and communication skills
  • Experience interpreting data and presenting information and findings.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities for non-recurring and/or complex
  • Ability to foster relationships with internal business partners
  • Process re-engineering/development experience
  • Thrive in a high growth environment
  • Recent knowledge of multi-state tax and wage and hour laws required
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred
  • Proficient with skills with Visio, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Projects and Access)
  • Working knowledge of labor and tax laws
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A team player who handles multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Provide consultation to senior management on highly complex financial issues; recommending best practices and new business approaches to improve efficiencies in policies and procedures
  • Ability to adapt to highly variable and non-recurring situations requiring immediate attention
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of Management.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Business/Accounting or equivalent experience required

*Hybrid Work schedule- WFH Flexibility

Thank you for your interest in this role, but this position is now closed. We encourage you to still submit your resume to for future opportunities that may align with your skills and experience. Thank you!