Director - Payroll

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Healthcare organizations are challenged to deliver higher quality care at a lower cost. Our award-winning team provides health IT staffing, advisory consulting, as well as managed services that result in a stronger business with better patient outcomes. Ranked as a best place to work by nine publications, Nordic’s culture provides our home office and consultants a supportive environment in healthcare that allows you to make a difference, be happy, and grow your career.

Your role

A Nordic director of payroll will make it about "we" by working closely with the accounting and benefits teams to process semi-monthly payroll and special pay runs for all Nordic entities, including international payrolls in Canada and Europe. You'll need to act like an owner by providing leadership to a team by setting priorities, managing expectations, managing daily work of the payroll specialists, providing feedback and coaching, as well as discussing performance.

If this sounds like you, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Associates degree or equivalent is required; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 10 years of experience processing payroll and at least three years for a large company
  • Experience with international payroll is a plus
  • Fundamental Payroll Certification or Certified Payroll Professional is preferred
  • Experience working with automated payroll systems is required; experience with various systems preferred, Workday experience a plus

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Full Job Description

Director - Payroll

The director of payroll will be responsible for the leadership and management of the payroll specialists, as well as assisting the senior director of payroll, the VP of finance, and CFO with other finance or accounting-oriented initiatives as required. The payroll team is responsible for handling all payroll processing duties for payrolls associated with all Nordic entities in accordance with organizational policies and procedures. This role will work closely with the accounting and benefits teams. 

Key Responsibilities

The director of payroll will be responsible for, but not be limited to:

  • Processing semi-monthly payroll and special pay runs for all Nordic entities, including international payrolls in Canada and Europe
  • Providing leadership to a team by setting priorities, managing expectations, managing daily work of the payroll specialists, providing feedback and coaching, as well as discussing performance
  • Ensuring accuracy regarding time, pay rates, tax jurisdictions, deductions, and earnings
  • Coordinating with payroll provider as necessary to ensure time, pay rates, deductions, earnings, and all other payroll-related information are being processed correctly
  • Reviewing payroll prior to each pay run for accuracy, adjusting process as necessary to maintain integrity of data
  • Working with other departments, including human resources and operations management, on inputs to payroll, including pay rate, project, location, deductions, benefits, enrollment, termination, and all other changes that may affect proper payment and processing
  • Auditing deduction codes (e.g., health insurance) against vendor invoices, identifying and correcting any discrepancies, reviewing and adjusting processes as necessary to ensure accuracy; this will include inter-departmental task assignments
  • Making any approved adjustments to employee pay as necessary, ensuring communication with all appropriate departments and entities that may need to be informed of any changes
  • Importing time from Nordic’s ERP, ensuring data accuracy
  • Answering employee questions regarding paychecks or contacting when necessary regarding amounts owed Nordic
  • Maintaining knowledge of payroll tax laws in states and countries in which we do business, or in which our employees live
  • Maintaining Nordic stock information, ensuring data is accurate and current, collecting appropriate documents, and communicating with appropriate company employees and departments regarding status of stock ownership
  • Working on projects that may be assigned on an ad hoc basis and may assist other corporate initiatives as necessary, directed, assigned, or requested

Skills and Experience

  • Associates degree or equivalent is required; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 10 years of experience processing payroll and at least three years for a large company
  • Experience with international payroll is a plus
  • Fundamental Payroll Certification or Certified Payroll Professional is preferred
  • Strong preference for experience working with multi-state tax locations
  • Experience working with automated payroll systems is required; experience with various systems preferred, Workday experience a plus
  • Must possess a strong characteristic for attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills to ensure all preparation for payroll is completed in advance and all pay delivered on time
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with little direction in day-to-day functional responsibilities of the position
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment
  • Able to maintain a very high level of confidentiality
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including advanced spreadsheet capability
  • Must demonstrate and embody Nordic’s maxims

Compensation and Additional Details

  • Occasional travel up to 5% of the time
  • Salary will be based on skills and experience
  • Benefits package offered
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