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Director of Payroll

Tampa, FL

Posted: 09/19/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire(TW Perm) Category: Payroll/HR Job Number: 21285 Pay Rate: $140,000 - $150,000

Job Description

One of our premier Tampa-based clients is seeking a Director of Payroll for an amazing career opportunity! This leader will be responsible for overseeing multi-state payroll, manage a team, and collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders. Must have multi-state and large company (over 1500 employees), experience. See below for additional information!

Director of Payroll Work Arrangement and Compensation: 

  • A professional working environment (hybrid work arrangement)
  • Dynamic leadership and high visibility
  • Strong benefits
  • Highly competitive compensation of $145,000 - $165,000, plus up to 20% bonus (commensurate with experience)

Director of Payroll Job Responsibilities: 

  • Perform and/or oversee all activities necessary to process payroll for multiple companies/pay groups in various states including maintaining employee related records
  • Supervise, coach and train payroll processing staff.  Assign duties and examine work for accuracy and conformance to payroll policies and procedures
  • Ensure commitment to process improvement and cross-functional collaboration with business partners to build an efficient and scalable payroll process
  • Partner with the HR team to review and improve UKG system configurations to drive error-proof process and ensure all processes/data are current and consistent
  • Responsible for bank transactions.  Must be able to compile and submit a payroll account bank transfer to cover payroll check issues and payroll ACH transfers
  • Review, document, and update written procedures and workflows
  • Complete the set-up and testing of the PTO Plan
  • Run edit reports and ensure appropriate payroll audited processes are in place prior to processing payrolls
  • Approve special payrolls when needed
  • Audit and provide supplemental support to payroll manager formatting of payroll upload files - Kronos (T&A) and UKG
  • Maintains payroll project tracker related to ongoing payroll issues
  • Conduct continual UKG auditing and maintenance for workflows from other systems into UKG for accuracy
  • Follow-up and resolve system issues related to timely submission of interfaces and data
  • Ensure accurate, timely processing of new hires, transfers, promotions, terminations, and LOAs within UKG
  • Produce and maintain updated processing schedules
  • Audit payroll for accuracy and compliance of policies and procedures
  • Provide supplemental support to the payroll manager for reconciliation of the 401K and compliance audits
  • Resolve escalated payroll related issues
  • Conduct year-end payroll closeout audits
  • Liaise with auditors and the payroll tax team
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Director of Payroll Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business.  MBA preferred
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), or Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) preferred
  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience designing payroll processes, processing payroll and managing the payroll function
  • Direct UltiPro payroll experience highly preferred
  • Multi-state experience required
  • Experience with payroll system configuration and management required
  • Proficient in UltiPro payroll set-up and processing, including knowledge of Federal, State and local tax regulations.  Knowledge of Canadian payroll processing would be a plus
  • Demonstrate effective use of the UltiPro service support model to ensure maximum system optimization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook); advanced Excel Skills, including Pivot Tables, Vlookups. Visio a plus

At Taylor White, we specialize in Accounting & Finance roles in Tampa Bay.  Our industry knowledge, combined with our extensive recruiting experience, means we not only know what you're looking for...we know how to find it!  For more information, please contact us via our website at

Additional Information

Whether you're an employer seeking talent or a job candidate ready for new challenges, we can help. We're Taylor White. A recruitment firm focused exclusively on placing those in the accounting and finance field - and only in the Tampa Bay area. What's more, most of our recruiters used to be accounting professionals themselves so we're uniquely capable of understanding your needs - no matter what side of the table you're on.

From placing top-tier talent in permanent positions throughout Tampa Bay to providing access to the area's best consultants, there's a reason Taylor White is the first firm both candidates and employers turn to. We know accountants.

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