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Director of Payroll

New York Blood Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota / Working from home
Closing date
Nov 5, 2021

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Job Role
Salary Range
United States - USD - $ , US$130,000 - US$189,999
Finance, Healthcare
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CPA, Director/Executive
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At New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe), one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join us as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.


The payroll director is a hands-on leadership role requiring a collaborative and agile leader with strong payroll knowledge including payroll processing, compliance, reporting, and auditing for all entities with a focus on establishing a centralized payroll function.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the day-to-day payroll operations in all areas, coordinating with the enterprise payroll teams and providers to achieve the processing of payroll within all regulatory, labor and tax guidelines.
  • Oversee and approving payrolls, ensuring all processes are followed with accuracy.
  • Ensure consistent implementation, usage, controls, and maintenance of Workday Payroll software across the enterprise.
  • Effectively lead and grow a strong, motivated team with geographically dispersed staff working in various remote and onsite locations.
  • Ensure compliance with all aspects of payroll policies, guidelines, procedures, and regulations across the enterprise.
  • Develop payroll policies and best practices and contribute towards efforts to standardize payroll procedures and continuously improve services.
  • Create payroll reports, data files, and ad-hoc analyses needed to support employee compensation, workers compensation, budgeting requirements, and other requests.
  • Prepare and file quarterly/annual payroll tax forms (i.e. Form 941) and reconciliations
  • Manage auditing of expense reimbursements for the enterprise.
  • Manage external relationships with 3rd party vendors, quality assurance procedures to validate and reconcile payroll data, and communication to mitigate the risk of any payroll-related processing or filings performed off-site.
  • Audit W-4s, payroll balance sheets, YTD earnings, etc. to provide consistent practices throughout the organization.
  • Collaborate with business units to review cross-departmental impacts and reconcile data sharing.
  • Create training materials and provide training, coaching and assistance on l payroll processes with the payroll team
  • Supports and provides direction on Kronos, ADP and other payroll process system setup, maintenance, upgrades and enhancements.
  • Maintains and audits data in Kronos and HRIS/payroll systems to ensure employee information to accurate. Provides feedback to the administrative support team, ensuring data is accurate.
  • Creates and reports KPI (key performance indicator) payroll metrics for the enterprise.
  • Act as the lead point of contact for enterprise payroll related


To qualify, you must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a closely related field. 

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a payroll operation. 
  • A least four (4) years in a leadership/managerial role managing all aspects of payroll for a complex organization of 2,000 employees or more.
  • Experience with automated and union payroll
  • Experience with Workday Payroll is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Kronos timekeeping or similar timekeeping software.
  • Experience managing payroll system upgrades, time tracking.
  • Experience with multi-state taxation and the taxation of non-resident foreign national employees under tax treaties.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation is highly desired.
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