The Associate Director for Payroll Services at Northeastern University reports to the Director for HR Operations Services and is responsible for leading payroll and tax services and performance outcomes for this function within Human Resources Management. Responsible for two direct reports (leads in payroll and tax services) and associated teams and performance outcomes; will oversee and ensure necessary systems, processes, audits and controls are established to support a large and highly-complex, growing, global-focused organization. Ensures all funding and reporting deadlines are met. Delivers exceptional, high-touch customer care and responsiveness; develops and reports on key metrics and drives performance against service level agreements (SLAs).
Bachelor's degree in related field – Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Business, required.
Master's degree, preferred
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), required and must be maintained. (Note: if not present at time of hire, will be required to attain within the first 12-18 months in role)
6 – 8 years of expierence in payroll administration experience required, with a minimum of 3-5 years of leadership experience, strongly preferred.
Must have relevant experience in large, complex, multi-state environment. Higher-education, healthcare, or other large, complex industry experience, strongly preferred. Canada and/or other non-domestic experience, strongly preferred.
Experience with non-resident alien tax issues and treaties and the annual tax filings.
Experience with payroll system implementations, system enhancements and/or conversions, and implementing audits, controls, metrics dashboards and service level agreements (SLAs)
Successful leadership of high-performing teams; highly skilled in performance management including individual and team development, training, coaching, improved morale
Demonstrated success developing and implementing successful projects, policies to drive compliance and business optimization of systems.
A criminal background check is required for this position.
Requisition Number: STFR005440
Internal Number: 61107
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs, our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.