Job Description

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. — Confucius

Payroll and HRIS Lead

  • Job Tag: #LI-AB2
  • Posted: March 13,2023
  • Salary: $95,000

SkyWater is partnering with a successful and growing holding company as they look to hire a strong Payroll and HRIS professional to their Human Resources team.  This business is headquartered in Minnesota with 20+ portfolio companies located across the United States. 

The Payroll and HRIS Lead will have significant responsibility for streamlining, optimizing and managing the company’s payroll processes at the holding company level and will serve as a consultant to the portfolio companies as needed.  This person will also play a critical role in implementing a new HRIS system, and ensure consistent policies/practices across the organization.

This is an “office first” working environment with plenty of flexibility to work from home as needed.  The company culture is upbeat, collaborative and very down-to-earth.


  • Provide direction and expertise in a customer service-oriented fashion to the individuals who process payroll for the 20+ distinct portfolio companies
  • Leverage technology and proactively identify ways to streamline and simplify processes
  • Serve as subject matter expert for Payroll, and HR Systems Reporting, Analytics and Business Intelligence, utilizing other Company resources as appropriate, including Accounting, Finance, ERP/Business Systems and Business Leaders and Accounting
  • Develop and produce required and requested payroll reports, ensuring accurate, meaningful and timely information

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Payroll, Human Resources or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing payroll for a multi-state company with 500+ employees
  • Minimum 2 years of experience managing a Human Capital Management system. Experience with a system implementation is preferred.
  • Knowledge of payroll laws/requirements in all 50 states
  • Advanced MS Excel experience
  • Experience within a shared-services setting
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certificate preferred

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