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Payroll Manager Job

DATE: Nov 20, 2017

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 72284 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Human Resources 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


Position Overview
The Payroll Manager is a management position responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate processing of biweekly payroll and taxes for 13,000+ geographically dispersed associates using ADP Enterprise and managing the relationships with payroll vendors.  The position reports to the Sr. Director, Compensation, Benefits, & Payroll and manages a team of 4 associates.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and approve payroll to ensure accurate distribution of funds.
  • Oversee the accurate administration and remittance of tax deposits in tax jurisdictions.
  • Ensure compliance with company policy and statutory tax withholding, labor and payroll regulations.
  • Oversee SOC1 audits with vendors and internal audit.
  • Compile data from a wide variety of sources for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with mandated requirements, and/or monitoring programs.
  • Communicate with a variety of internal and external parties to ensure accurate processing of payroll.
  • Manage external vendor relationships to maximize their productivity and effectiveness.
  • Hire, train and develop qualified staff to work together in a collaborative environment.
  • Supervise, mentor and coach Payroll support staff on day to day activities, payroll related tasks, prioritizing and work planning.
  • Develop, implement and generate performance metrics and annual reviews for direct reports.  Provide coaching and development opportunities and address performance issues in a timely manner.
  • Remain current on new legislation and regulatory rulings impacting payroll.  Enforce adherence to requirements and advise management on required actions.
  • Maintain a wide variety of payroll information, files and records in written and electronic formats for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail for compliance.
  • Oversee workload of the team for the purpose of maximizing the efficiency of the work force and meeting operational requirements.
  • Provide expert consulting regarding payroll initiatives and tools to facilitate overall organizational performance.
  • Manage the reconciliation of accounts to ensure integrity of output and reconciliations.
  • Manage the year-end payroll related processes.
  • Partner with technology staff to troubleshoot system issues
  • Develop communications to associates and respond to regulatory requests.
  • Manage the accurate and timely distribution of Pay Cards and work with vendor to resolve issues.
  • Assist with payroll and technology related projects



  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Payroll, Accounting, Business or related field
  • At least 5 or more years of experience managing multi-state payroll
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting/payroll processing principles and HR wage-related procedures
  • Proficient knowledge of Federal and State wage and hour regulations and tax filing procedures
  • Ability to formulate and implement well thought out solutions to day-to-day issues
  • Strong technology skills and ability to partner with others to troubleshoot system issues
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail while producing accurate and high quality work
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and intermediate to advanced level of Excel skills
  • Understanding of payroll regulations and complexities
  • Knowledge of payroll processes, workflow and industry best practices
  • Proven strategic and innovative thinking
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Ability to effectively manage external vendors and liaison with internal partners
  • Ability to protect sensitive and confidential material

DSW believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws. DSW also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant or associate who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should contact Human Resources to request that accommodation. 


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