Payroll Manager

Lincoln Center - New York, NY
Finance /
Full-Time /
Serves as deputy to Director of Payroll to ensure accurate and timely processing of the Met’s weekly payroll. Ensure compliance with payroll-related tax, labor and other regulations, including preparing Federal and State tax filings and timely tax deposits. Supervise payroll staff. Communicate with Met staff and third parties regarding payroll. 

Primary Responsibilities:

    • Process, manage, and review payroll, including the review of various group payrolls to ensure compliance with union agreements and appropriate internal controls.
    • Perform analyses to identify unusual transactions and exceptions; ensure daily audit reports are reviewed.
    • Understand Federal, state, local, and foreign payroll requirements related to documentation, withholding, and reporting; ensure that all filings, tax withholding and deposits, and garnishments are processed timely with complete detailed supporting documentation. Respond to unemployment claim and employment verification inquiries.
    • Oversee printing of checks and vouchers; ensure that direct deposit and positive pay banking transmittals are remitted timely and exceptions are resolved on a timely basis.
    • Assist in the preparation of all required compliance filings including quarterly and annual tax and information returns.
    • Respond to questions on pay, discrepancies and other matters ensuring appropriate resolution.
    • Coordinate with Human Resources and other Finance team members on payroll matters including communications related to new developments, analyses and reconciliations, auditing and legal inquiries and union-related discussions.
    • Create and maintain documentation for payroll procedures and internal controls
    • Support the Director of Payroll in all responsibilities. 

Skills and Qualifications

    • College degree required
    • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills
    • Minimum three years payroll experience
    • Experience using Access, Excel and HRIS (Lawson preferred)
    • Knowledge, experience, and ability to research and understand complex regulations 

Physical Demands

    • Solid Customer Service skills.
    • Strong communication skills are required
    • Strong time management skills and attention to details are necessary
$80,000 - $90,000 a year
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