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Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Chapter of the American Payroll Association

Payroll Manager Opportunity at Hillenbrand

13 Feb 2019 3:48 PM | Rich Sonnenberg (Administrator)

Position Summary
Responsible for managing the payroll function to ensure accurate and efficient payroll processing and tax payments are provided to all employees. Responsible for maintaining high quality internal controls to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies and thorough internal recordkeeping. Responsible for identifying improvement initiatives and recommendations for change by working in collaborative and cross-functional partnerships. The majority of this role’s time is spent planning, coordinating and managing the functions of the payroll department. This role will have the opportunity to represent payroll and time and attendance in the broader HR transformation initiative.

Who we are
Hillenbrand is a global diversified industrial company with multiple market-leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries across the globe. Hillenbrand’s portfolio is comprised of two business segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group businesses design, develop, manufacture and service highly engineered industrial equipment around the world. Batesville is a recognized leader in the North American death care industry. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation driving increased value for our shareholders.

At Hillenbrand, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Hillenbrand has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:
• Individual worth and integrity
• Excellence in execution
• Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
• Courage
• Customer focus and partnership

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
• Manage the overall payroll functions including, time & attendance, payroll processing, payroll taxes, reviewing and revising policies and procedures, as well as internal controls
• Provide accurate and timely processing of the payroll to ensure employee expectations are met and maintain integrity of the financial accounting systems.
• Manage the planning and implementation of all payroll and time & attendance procedures and education to ensure compliance with company policies or applicable regulations (e.g. state / federal labor standards, Company policies, state / international data privacy).
• Establish internal controls to ensure payroll tax payments comply with applicable federal, state and local tax laws.
• Reconcile payroll related general ledger accounts.
• Manage and guarantee disbursement of multi-state payroll, including garnishments, benefits and taxes consistent with federal and state wage and hour laws.
• Manage external and internal audits related to payroll and time & attendance, ensuring that the function is adhering to company and legal standards.
• Ensures all processes are documented and relevant.
• Develop metrics to ensure that service levels are realized.
• Develop and maintain strong, effective working relationships and partnerships with business leaders, other human resources areas, and vendors to ensure Payroll and Time & Attendance is meeting the needs of the business and employees, as well as aligning to overall HR strategy.
• Identify business issues related to payroll and/or time & attendance processes and services and develop plans to resolve.
• Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• Directly supervises employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance to the Company policies, the Code of Ethical Business Conduct and applicable laws.

• Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a college, preferably in Finance, Accounting or Human Resources, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis in Human Resources and Payroll.

• 7 or more years of extensive payroll experience, including multi-state, with at least two years managing a payroll function
• Experience with diverse payroll processing models including in-house processing, managed services, etc.
• Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) preferred
• Advanced knowledge of federal and state tax laws as they relate to nonqualified plans, domestic mobility, and expatriate/international taxation
• Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel.
• Experience with one or more HR Payroll systems (experience with ADP preferred), including system implementations / upgrades
• Experience creating and improving business and HR
• Experience managing large complex projects
• Proven ability to manage multiple priorities, produce results and following-through on commitments to service
• Ability to develop effective solutions in ambiguous situations
• Customer service/continuous improvement mind-set
• Attention to detail
• Well-developed communication and influencing skills
• Experience navigating mergers / acquisitions
• Demonstrated abilities to proactively partner in a large, complex organization
• Excellent interpersonal skills with and a customer service approach to problem solving
• Commitment to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality when dealing with personal information, compensation and benefit information
• Experience with multi-currency payrolls preferred
• Strong team development skills
• Preferred experience with global payroll

Employee must be able to travel 10% of the time.

What We Offer
• Competitive Pay + Health & Welfare Plans
• Vacation & Paid Holidays; flexible work arrangements
• Generous 401K Matching Program – 4% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50 for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved.
• Employee Assistance Program
• Life Insurance: Basic Life, Group Term Life, Voluntary AD&D & Business Travel Accident Coverage

What Sets Us Apart
We Take Care of Our Associates: We present on-site wellness services including a clinic offering free health care & prescriptions to plan members, the revolutionary Bod Pod Assessment & Weight Management Program, and Market C – a vending management kiosk offering fresh food and convenience items when you need to grab a quick bite on the go.

We have Fun! We work hard and when it’s time to play hard, our workforce engagement team focuses on planning and promoting team events such as: our annual Associate Christmas & Children’s Parties, Summer Picnic, March Madness & Putt-Putt tournaments, Cinco de Mayo, Super Bowl and many other fun activities.

We Give Back: In addition to planning associate events, our workforce is encouraged to volunteer through our One Campaign, which helps associations within the local community.
*These services are not available at all locations.

Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans

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