Payroll Director

<p>Material is a leading integrated marketing services company that leverages deep human understanding to help brands deliver material outcomes and experiences for their customers and the communities they serve. We build B2C and B2B brands from the insight out by providing a seamless journey that combines data and analytics, insights-led consulting, and experience activation into one integrated offering.</p>

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<strong>Material is a collaborative built from legendary practices across research, strategy, design, and brand building. Eleven pioneering companies united as one to solve wider, deeper, and more innovative challenges together.</strong><br /><br /><strong>We uncover what&rsquo;s important to people and create experiences that pull them in and open our worlds. We seek curious, experienced, and deeply empathetic humans to enrich our diverse teams of leaders and do-ers. Want in?</strong><br /> <h5>LRW | Kelton | T3 | Karma | Greenberg | Tonic | MotiveQuest | Salt Branding | Killer Visual Strategies | Strativity | Aruliden</h5>

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Overview: <strong>ABOUT US<br /></strong> <br />With a demonstrated track record of innovation and rapid growth, Material is built and powered by analytics, deep human understanding, and design thinking.&nbsp;Our capabilities are wide and varied, but our approach is forward-thinking and calibrated to any size challenge across Analytics, Insights, Growth Strategy, Brand Marketing, Product Design, and Loyalty &amp; CRM.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve spent 40+ years uncovering what&rsquo;s important to people and creating&nbsp;brands, products and&nbsp;experiences that make an impact. We work globally across all industries, and with many of the world&rsquo;s largest and most remarkable brands. To do this well, we depend on a team and organizational culture that reflects, values, and understands the importance of diverse communities, backgrounds, and cultures. We&rsquo;re one team from many disciplines. Researchers and strategists. Data miners and definers. Creators and technologists. Designers and storytellers.
Responsibilities: As a Director of Payroll, you will&nbsp;&nbsp; <ul> <li>Design strategies for process improvements in the Company&rsquo;s payroll operations including the use of technology to improve processes</li> <li>Partner and collaborate with Human Resources on various aspects, including onboarding new hires, terminations, and other changes impacting payroll</li> <li>Collaborate with the Tax function on all payroll tax related matters and with General Accounting related to month-end close process</li> <li>Oversee and manage the preparation, processing, and review of the bi-weekly payroll for 1,000+ employees</li> <li>Develop and implement internal controls and workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately&nbsp;</li> <li>Identifies and coordinates changes in policy and procedures governed by federal, state, and local laws that affect the global payroll function</li> <li>Responsible for compliance with filing periodic returns and issuing W-2 and similar forms</li> <li>Maintain confidentiality of any payroll, private employee information and any proprietary information and ensures payroll information is secure</li> <li>Supervise multiple layers of staff, including hiring/termination decisions</li> <li>Manage setup of payroll for newly established entities and support expansion to new regions</li> <li>Encourage teamwork and collaborative attitudes&nbsp;</li> </ul>
Requirements: About you&nbsp; <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Accounting, HR, or other business-related field preferred</li> <li>Minimum of 10 years payroll management experience in a large, global organization (multi-national, multi-state, and multi-sites)</li> <li>Global expansion and setup experience required and M&amp;A integration experience a plus</li> <li>Technical Knowledge &ndash; Global tax withholding and reporting regulations, payroll tax accounting</li> <li>Working knowledge of HRIS, payroll systems and payroll tax filings is required.</li> <li>Certified Payroll Professionals (CPP) designation preferred</li> <li>Experience with Workday and ADP Workforce Now and Global Streamline very highly preferred</li> <li>Strong leadership skills balanced with a willingness to play a 'hands-on' role.</li> <li>Leading, coaching, developing, and inspiring a global team, setting team goals, measuring success, and communicating achievements</li> <li>Commitment to accuracy and quality, with superior attention to detail</li> <li>Superior organization and project management skills demonstrated by the ability to prioritize multiple projects and drive towards deadlines and results</li> <li>Strong process and procedure orientation for continuous process improvements</li> <li>Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint</li> <li>Demonstrated drive for excellence in operational support and customer service</li> <li>Change management experience and ability to facilitate change</li> </ul>