Director of Total Rewards, HRIS & Payroll

  • Location: Eagan, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #42073

Title: Director of Total Rewards, HRIS & Payroll

Location: Hybrid (Eagan, MN)

SkyWater Search Partners has been engaged in search for a strategic Total Rewards Leader for one of the largest and most influential recyclers in North America. In this newly created role, you will be responsible for the strategy and implementation of the total rewards program designed to attract, retain, and support employee engagement.

This highly visible role reports directly to the Vice President of Human Resources and will regularly interact with the executive leadership team. Our ideal candidate is a strategic leader that has a proven track record of developing and implementing comprehensive and competitive programs in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. This opportunity offers a competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career growth.


  • Champions the enhancement of the Total Rewards design and strategy to enrich a comprehensive compensation and benefits package
  • Drives compensation and long-term incentive analysis to push data-focused change
  • Leads the evaluation of the HRIS system and develops strategy to drive organizational effectiveness and talent management initiatives
  • Leverages technology and identify ways to streamline and simplify processes for efficiency
  • Expand the team’s expertise and consultation to stay current with industry trends and promote organizational growth
  • Curates and delivers communications regarding systems, benefits and process changes
  • Initiates continual assessment of the company’s annual performance procedure and merit processes to support employee retention, talent acquisition and performance management
  • Collaborates with third party vendors to review and analyze benefits data including 401(k), identify trends, determine employee and business needs
  • Intellect of HR Compliance activities including Affirmative Action Plans, EEO reporting, I9 and documentation audits, and support of internal audits
  • Upholds and fosters company vision, values, and culture by ensuring individual/team actions and behaviors are in alignment



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field from accredited College or University
  • 8+ years progressive experience in human resources with an emphasis on compensation, benefits, payroll and HRIS. 
  • Proven ability to effectively lead a proactive HR team Ability to communicate effectively to employees at all levels both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to operate on both a strategic level and support day-to-day execution
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, change management and relationship building skills
  • Ability to drive team excellence using effective talent and performance management practices
  • Strong business acumen including and understanding of business strategies, competitive challenges and the financial impact of HR decisions
  • Possesses a high degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidential information
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations


Preferred Skills:

  • Professional certification (CCP, CPP, CBP, CEBS)
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources or related field

Vice President, Assistant Controller

  • Location: Eagan, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41584

Vice President of Accounting


Job Summary

Reporting to the VP Corporate Controller, the VP of Accounting will be responsible for the accounting operations and controls over financial reporting across The Company. This role will advance our accounting organization by creating and implementing strategies that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our processes and controls. The VP of Accounting will oversee corporate and business unit teams responsible for consolidation, period end entries, SEC reporting, general ledger, and internal management reporting. This position involves significant interaction with senior executives, external auditors, finance staff, and process owners in other functions. The VP of Accounting will have superior knowledge of technical accounting and accounting operations, and highly developed leadership skills with ability to anticipate and resolve critical issues.  Critically, this role will develop and hire personnel to ensure the efficient operation and elevation of the function.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and implement strategies that advance the Company’s controls over financial reporting. Identify opportunities to drive efficiencies and elevate the impact of the accounting function on our business through improvements to financial reporting, systems, procedures, and policies.
  • Oversee the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting. Ensure consistent application of accounting policies and practices.
  • Ensure the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of accounting data.
  • Manage the teams responsible for the month, quarter and year-end closing process and internal reporting and the preparation of SEC reporting documents (10Q / 10K); duties may include:
    • Oversight of technical accounting items and implementation of new accounting guidance
    • Review and approval of various journal entries and related reconciliations and general accounting and consolidation oversight
    • Review of monthly consolidated financial statements and communication of accounting results by explaining variances and anomalies in account balances and discussing the effects with management and the Finance Team;
    • Manage the account reconciliation process; reviewing account reconciliations to ensure accuracy, resolving issues or questions about unusual account balances; driving process improvements for the account reconciliation process; and communicating reconciliation results to the Corporate Controller and/or CFO.
  • Engage with external and internal auditors to ensure alignment on key areas of financial reporting and to address areas for improvement in our control environment.
  • Provide supervision and development opportunities for the team by hiring and training; mentoring; assigning duties; providing recognition; and ensuring diversity awareness.




  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance and active CPA
  • Blended Big 4 and industry required
  • 20+ years of experience in accounting roles
  • 10+ years of experience managing teams and successfully leading through others
  • Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail is critical to this role
  • Strong knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Has the ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

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