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Troy, MI
September 20th 2023
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Our client is a major tier one international automotive supplier based in Troy MI. They have an immediate need for a Payroll Manager, or a payroll specialist who is ready to step up. This person MUST be proficient in SAP-HR. All the plants have their own payroll departments, but this person will be at the corporate headquarters and will handle the payroll from a corporate angle. This is an immediate hire, and they will relocate someone who would like to live in this area. This can be somewhat hybrid, one day home, 4 days in office.

Payroll Manager is responsible for the overall responsibility for processing payroll for the North America by generating weekly and biweekly multi-state and multi-company payroll. (With HR assistance from the plants) Manages the operational activities related to the generation and distribution of payroll checks in a centralized payroll operation.  Resolves payroll-related issues.  Works closely and collaborates with Human Resources, Finance and Accounting.  Acts as SAP Payroll subject matter expert.


1.    Responsible for all timely and accurate payroll processing and distribution for all facilities in the US;

2.    In charge of all timely and accurate data entry of  Payroll application (SAP)

3.    Responsible for monthly tracking of medical, life, dental, etc. insurance costs of all facilities in the US;

4.    Responsible for all IRS and state payroll tax reporting (940, 941, SUTA, W2, W3), and deposits;

5.    In charge of facilitating annual audit of  401k program;

6.    In charge of facilitating annual audit of  Compensation audit;

7.    Assist Human Resource department annual filing of IRS form 5500;

8.    Assist Human Resource department in establishing and maintaining policy and procedure for employee recruitment, benefits and relations;

9.    Expertise in both Federal and state employment law, tax, and compliance;

10.  Expertise in taxable employee benefits, (e.g. life insurance, relocation);


  1. Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or related discipline. 
  2. At least 10 years of payroll management and operations experience in a multi-plant environment.
  3. Expertise with SAP Payroll module.
  4. High Volume payroll experience required (3,000+ paychecks).
  5. Multi-state payroll processing experience required.
  6. Experience with payroll Tax compliance preferred.
  7. Microsoft Office proficiency and advanced MS Excel experience mandatory.



1.    Understanding of IRS, tax, employment, labor laws.

2.    Experience in payroll administration in a multi-plant environment.

3.    Ability to interface with all levels.

4.    Excellent problem-solving and analysis skills.

5.    Experience in tax filings for benefits and payroll tax.


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