Payroll Manager

| Chicago
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Job Description

About Guaranteed Rate:

Guaranteed Rate is eighth largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S. The company has become The Home Purchase Experts® by offering industry-leading self-service tools and low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with approximately 4,000+ employees in 300+ offices across the U.S. and licensed in all 50 states, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with more than $20 billion in home purchase loans and refinances in the past year.
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Payroll Operations, the Manager of Payroll oversees and directs all aspects of the payroll function and payroll staff ensuring timely, accurate and effective processing of payroll disbursements for all employees in compliance with federal, state and local tax regulations and requirements, as well as, internal policies and procedures.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 4 year college degree required
  • 7-10 years’ payroll management experience for a multi-state payroll department, including staff management of at least 5 employees
  • Certified Payroll Professional designation required or in process
  • Experience identifying, implementing, and executing improvements to existing payroll processes; development of audits and controls.
  • Experience using ADP Workforce Now or Ceridian Dayforce software preferred, though not required
  • Familiar with state and federal tax and wage laws
  • Strong computer skills, specifically in Excel; proficient in data entry and time management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated team leadership ability
  • Project Management experience

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND PAYROLL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effective manage a staff of at least 2 Payroll Accountants overseeing a payroll of almost 1,000 exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Responsibilities include payroll processing, accounting, reporting, and compliance.
  • Provides data to others for salary, payroll taxes, headcount, and incentive compensation budgeting and forecasting.
  • Identifies and implements efficient payroll processes and develops new audits to streamline a complex payroll.
  • Leads all payroll projects and continuously looks for ways to automate and improve payroll processes.
  • Works with a sense of urgency to ensure payroll completeness and accuracy.
  • Participates in cross functional projects which involve payroll processing and procedures.
  • Ability to understand the interaction between the payroll and accounting functions.
  • Ensure the accuracy of all statements issued to employees and taxing authorities and for general ledger transactions.
  • Supports the compensation & commissions teams to ensure seamless processing of bonuses and commission payments.
  • Ensure proper controls are in place, policies and procedures are documented, and payroll functions are efficiently performed.
  • Escalation point for all payroll discrepancies from managers and employees.
  • Must be hungry to learn, own their role, and accel at delivering an exceptional client service experience.
  • Is ready to work for one the coolest companies in Chicago!

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of California payroll tax laws and regulations
  • Organized and able to prioritize
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office products
  • Able to maintain confidential posture and exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to work successfully within a team environment, yet also able to work independently with limited supervision
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Guaranteed Rate is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason protected by law.

 

 

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Location

3940 N. Ravenswood , Chicago, IL 60613

What are Guaranteed Rate Perks + Benefits

Guaranteed Rate Benefits Overview

• Our location rocks – right off the brown line at Irving Park. Our home base is a hip office with exposed brick and duct work, windows we can actually open during the summer, and an open floor plan. Rather than a cubicle life, we work in an open and collaborative environment.
• An in-house café offers breakfast, lunch and a late afternoon healthy snack. We subsidize all meals so you’ll never pay full price.
• Access to the office gym for only $20 a year. Yes, a whole year! There is also yoga, cross fit, and boxing offered for a very small fee. We want our folks happy, healthy, and feeling good.
• A FREE on-site nurse. Psshh who needs a doctor’s appointment when our nurse can do it all?
• A 5,000 square foot rooftop deck that’s available to everyone all day and all evening with WiFi, two bars, music, grills, fun umbrellas, a ping pong table, corn hole, and fire pits. All of this is offered when Chicago gives us those non-snow covered days.
• Holiday parties? We got’em!! Not just major holidays, any holiday. We also have monthly celebrations on our Rooftop.
• Inter-office contests like the Great Mac-Off, Chili Cook-Off and Limbo. We always keep you guessing, participating, and wanting more.
• 401k with percentage matching, Blue Cross health care coverage (yup, dental and vision too), short-term disability, life insurance, and even legal assistance (for a small monthly fee)…and did we mention the awesome rooftop deck?

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
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