Manager, Payroll

  • Oversee the administration of payroll processing and timekeeping for a population of approximately 2,300 employees in multiple states and local jurisdictions. Develop, train and manage a world-class payroll administrative staff, responsible for processing payroll and servicing Laboratory employees in a customer-centric payroll department.
  • Ensure timely and accurate payroll processing and related filings for state, federal, and local jurisdictions, including all tax-related filings (monthly, quarterly,annually) as well as government and other specialty reporting for externally- sponsored grant awards.
  • Serve as liaison among third-party vendors, human resources, Legal, IT and other departments and employees across the organization.
  • Actively team with other departments and management members in process improvement initiatives, including major payroll/human resources policies/process development and system initiatives, such as implementation of HRM systems and/or implementation of third-party payroll systems.
  • Serve as the expert in payroll and benefit related tax requirements; advise finance and HR management concerning potential impacts of changing laws and regulations and impacts from potential benefit changes under consideration by management.


  • Bachelor s degree in a finance-related field of study is required
  • 10+ years related work experience, including a minimum of 4 years in a multi-state payroll management position
  • 3+ years experience leading, mentoring and training staff
  • Proficiency in relevant in-house payroll and accounting software, as well as third- party applications; experience with multiple payroll vendors and leading process/policy changes and HRM or third-party system implementations, upgrades and conversions
  • Ability to travel occasionally to CT and CA campuses
  • Proficiency in federal payroll and benefit-related taxation rules, and state and local taxation rules is required

Please submit a cover letter of interest and resume.

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