Payroll Manager

Cobham is seeking a Payroll Manager. The US Payroll Manager oversees the day-to-day management of payroll operations including ownership of core payroll processes and procedures, management of the payroll services team, delivering and monitoring service level commitments, and appropriate delegation of day-to-day work requests. This position reports to the Treasurer, US Group. As such he/she will support the following areas: recommending & implementing best practices and business process improvements; mentoring US payroll team; and providing informal and formal verbal and written feedback. This position is located in Orchard Park, NY.
Key Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Oversees the daily operations for the Payroll staff, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local policies and procedures.
Trains, evaluates, and develops Payroll team, coordinating workload to assure priorities are established and executed.
Review and approve payroll cycle reports and special requests.
Oversee US monthly, quarterly and annual tax and W-2 filings, including review and approval of all payroll tax administration responsibilities.
Manage and maintain strong controls in preparation, review, and distribution of company's payroll.
Responsible for preparing, maintaining procedures and documentation for Payroll Operation. Research and implementing changes to policies and procedures to improve the quality and effectiveness of payroll services.
Recommend ongoing changes to improve the productivity and cost of Payroll services.
Responsible for the end-to-end Payroll process, including preparation, processing, post- Payroll, and tax filing, in coordination with the outsourced payroll solution provider.
Responsible for/oversight of Shadow payroll, Expatriate payroll, Canadian payroll.
Establishment of Center of Excellence for Executive Non-Qualified Retirement Plan.
Provide education regarding tax impact of taxable fringe benefits as necessary.
Oversee Gross up calculations and stock transaction reporting.
Work with third party vendors who provide information for Payroll processing.
Ownership of daily payroll issues including support for HR leaders in resolving payroll issues, irregular payments, and employee or vendor inquiries.
Review and approve changes made to earning and deduction records.
Oversee the preparation of required reports or payments to government agencies, insurance companies, or other organizations.
Coordinate with Payroll provider to implement new payroll-related legislation.
Responsible for timely and accurate integration of Payroll for acquired businesses.
Provide excellent customer support to employees and functional areas, and external customers as needed.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, or other related discipline of education and experience.
5 years hands-on payroll experience including oversight, management, or equivalent experience of end-to-end payroll processing
Intermediate level expertise knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Powerpoint, Excel and Word.
This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Preferred Qualifications:
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation preferred, or willingness to obtain.
Payroll Process Experience including reporting, auditing and processing
ADP COS experience a plus.
Familiarity with time & attendance systems
Experience with other ADP Payroll Systems (Workforce Now; ADP Reporting, Enterprise, iReports, Quickview,iPay, Concur) a plus
Experience with Expatriate, Shadow, Canadian Payroll, and Stock transactions, preferredAbility to read and understand technical and written instructions and/or prints including stack-up of tolerances.
Soldering experience
Ability to read and understand prints, schematics, and wiring diagrams.
Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.
Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.
To see all of our latest opportunities and for consideration please visit www.cobham.com/careers
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