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Payroll Manager, North America
Ref No.: 21-09074
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Pay Rate : $ 100.00 - 120.00 /Year
Payroll Manager, North America

US OH Columbus

Position Overview

The Payroll Manager is accountable for successful execution of the overall US and Canadian payroll processes, owning the day-to-day relationship with payroll vendors.

This role serves as the liaison between IT, Finance, Treasury, Internal/External Audit, Benefits, and third party vendors regarding any payroll and tax related matters. The payroll manager is responsible for all tax reporting, tax records and garnishment activity and ensures the liabilities and expenses are accurately calculated, documented and funded in accordance with all levels of tax agency requirements. The supervisor leads projects to improve payroll processes and enhance payroll technology.




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Company Overview

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries.

Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

Company Distinction

This exciting opportunity is part of Hexion Inc.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide direct oversight for US and Canadian payroll operations
  • Provide oversight for time & attendance solutions for North America
  • Ensures timely and accurate gross to net pay for all associates
  • Oversees calculation and confirmation of the off-cycle pay process
  • Maintain SOX controls for Payroll matters and ensures regulatory SOX compliance
  • Performs payroll audit functions
  • Monitors and accounts for inbound and outbound electronic files to GL and third-party vendors
  • Covers for team members in back-up role for vacation and/or high-volume work efforts
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of third party interfaces that include direct deposits, taxes, and garnishments
  • Responsible for year-end processing and procedures, including W2's and T4's
  • Monitors the payroll system to ensure it is operating properly and integrity of the data is assured
  • Interprets tax notices, regulatory changes, and system upgrades as they relate to tax and garnishments
  • Serves as primary contact with ADP Tax Service and government agencies, including resolving tax notices and discrepancies for all current and prior FEINs. Interface with applicable governing authorities.
  • Performs periodic audits to ensure processes and adherence to policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for all tier 2 payroll related tickets from HR Ticketing system
  • Leads system enhancements, fixes and upgrades. Participates in testing and necessary system configuration.
  • Leads a team of payroll analysts, responsible for their development and growth

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in payroll processing, required
  • Strong payroll vendor management experience
  • Familiar with payroll operations and administration
  • Experience creating and maintaining payroll SOX controls/narratives
  • Strong PC skills. Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Previous experience supervising others
  • Critical thinker
  • Project management abilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate to various levels of management to clarify needs and gather business solution requirements
  • Strong problem solving skills. Ability to determine needs, propose solutions and obtain end user support.
  • Experience engaging with IT and vendors to convey requirements and manage technical outcome to completion
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Robust interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience ADP, SAP HR, and Employee Central Payroll, preferred
  • Certified Payroll Professional, preferred

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent experience


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

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