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Manager Payroll

Date: Jan 4, 2022

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Directs payroll department staff in order to manage payroll processing and payroll systems. Develops, implements and manages company-wide practices, policies and procedures for the payroll and payroll tax payments/filing. Supports project development, system improvements/upgrades, cross-functional collaboration, and validation of Sarbanes Oxley controls and effectiveness, while ensuring legislative and regulatory compliance.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Oversees Payroll process/system, time-keeper tasks and tax payments/filing including compliance with state and federal regulations and company guidelines.
  2. Provides direction and oversight to the Payroll, Time and Attendance, HR, Benefits, Accounting departments both within the Corporate organization and at the Group or Division level.
  3. Evaluates our systems and recommends continuous improvement opportunities in relation to systems, reports, etc.
  4. Advises management on payroll and resolves payroll issues.
  5. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA, performance management, department budget.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of payroll practices including payroll rules, regulations and tax withholding laws.
  • Strong analytical skills & ability to devise & solicit new approaches to solving system problems & automating payroll processes.
  • Ability to motivate, guide, mentor, supervise and review work of multi-functional staff groups.
  • Strong written, verbal & interpersonal communication skills for effective interaction with diverse groups.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities/projects along with ability to isolate and resolve problems within fixed time frames.
  • Demonstrated understanding of internal control systems & their use in obtaining reliable & timely payroll records & information.
  • Strong computer literacy, especially spreadsheet and document software.
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of seven years of experience with payroll processes or related field
  • Strong working knowledge of HRIS/payroll systems preferred
  • Prior management and leadership experience in a large, complex organization preferred

Physical & Environmental Requirements


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