Company: US Pharmacopeia
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Summary of the Position
Manager, Payroll is key position responsible for directing,
coordinating, and controlling payroll preparation, processing
distribution, and recordation to general ledger. The Manager
ensures global payroll expenses and taxes are paid correctly and
timely. The incumbent is methodical and analytical in administering
payroll duties, utilizing deep knowledge of regulations, and also
supervises the payroll team and liaise with internal partners and
external professionals to ensure payroll procedures are compliant,
efficient, and current.
Roles and Responsibilities
Responsible for the management and timely completion of our US
payrolls for approximately 1000 employees, as well as facilitates
international payroll processing for expats and global payroll
Maintain responsibility for reporting, auditing, and performing
compliance duties, including reviewing discrepancy reports between
the timekeeping and payroll systems to identify and resolve issues
Monitor, reassess, and implement payroll internal controls and
execution of controls in accordance with policy.
Assist with quarterly and year-end processing and
Oversee internal payroll audits and support external regulatory
financial audit, workers comp, and retirement plan audits.
Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal wage
and hour laws.
Keep abreast of advancements in payroll technology and
operations. Implement operational efficiencies.
Maintain general ledger with regards to payroll transactions,
including account reconciliations and journal entries.
Design and implement reporting and maintain statistics to
Manage and resolve issues relating to payroll production,
including ensuring staff inquiry resolution.
- Supervises, coaches, and develops payroll staff.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field required.
5 years of progressive payroll experience for mid-large sized
global organization, including multi-state for a corporation.
- 3 years experience in managing staff.
In-depth knowledge and experience in payroll operations,
including designing/analyzing processes and controls, planning
improvements, driving changes, and managing priorities.
Demonstrated experience with domestic payroll and payroll tax
compliance, multi-state payroll practices, and expatriate or shadow
Experience with mid to large HCM, payroll and time/attendance
systems, preferably UKG UltiPro and Kronos.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook,
- Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality.
8+ years of progressive payroll experience for mid-large sized
global organization, including multi-state for a corporation.
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Certification
Knowledge of payroll accounting principles, practices, and
Experience with Oracle, UltiPro Payroll software, and UKG Kronos
time/attendance systems preferred.
Prior experience with internal customer facing and payroll
systems enhancements implementation, business intelligence report
writing, and project management
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including but not
limited to creation and maintenance of pivot tables; use of vlookup
and if/then functions
Possession of excellent oral and written communication
Exceptional decision making, analytical, critical thinking,
problem solving, and organizational skills.
Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and
external customers, exhibiting professionalism and business
Strong leader and team player.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
Self-started with ability to handle multiple priorities in a
Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes
Able to work flexible hours when needed to meet deadlines.
- Able to work well within a global environment.
USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:
Generous paid time off - 15 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15
vacation days per year to start
An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of
service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests
- Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with
affordable premiums and low annual deductibles.
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent
scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top
experts in health and science to develop quality standards for
medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings
together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global
locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe
quality medicines and supplements worldwide.
USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer
(EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and
related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age,
disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status,
sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.
We are committed to working with and providing reasonable
accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party
recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from
recruiters or other agencies except under specific written
agreement with USP.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
Job Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type Full-Time
Keywords: US Pharmacopeia, Rockville , Manager, Payroll, Other , Rockville, Maryland
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