Job Description

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Payroll Manager

  • Job Tag: #LI-YS1
  • Posted: November 17,2022

SkyWater Search Partners is partnering with a private equity-backed retail company to find their next Payroll Manager. This role is based on site, with the intention to progress to a hybrid-model in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. We are looking for an energetic, collaborative candidate that is hungry for growth and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate has in-house and multi-state experience in retail, hospitality, or restaurant industries. This position will sit on the Finance team and report to the Controller.

If you are a passionate in payroll and want to join an organization where you can truly make an impact, this could be a great opportunity for you! If you are interested, please apply online or reach out to Yanna Svensen at


This position is responsible for supporting the Company’s objective to continue executing on its growth plan and improve its industry-leading position. This role is an individual contributor role, with the goal to eventually take on additional platforms and build out a team underneath them.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Ability to meet payroll deadlines
  • Oversee the resolution of employee inquiries, wage data, and payroll adjustments keeping employee experience at the forefront
  • Remaining organized and detail oriented in an everchanging workplace
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with internal departments (Finance and HR) to ensure accurate reporting, the identification of system improvements, and recommendations to leadership on solutions
  • Oversee both quarterly and annual tax returns across federal, state, and local jurisdictions
  • Successfully maintain a relationship with third-party vendors
  • Proven success in leadership, coaching and feedback to appropriate parties
  • Practice working with employees across the organization to assist with employee relations for all things payroll and benefits
  • Readiness to identify issues as they arise and handle them properly
  • All other duties as assigned


Qualifications / Skills:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience running payroll in a multi-state capacity
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a supervisory role
  • Excellent understanding of HRIS / Payroll system (Paycom)
  • CEBS, CPP or equivalent certifications
  • Knowledge of tax compliance, human resources, and other regulatory rules
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite or related software (Excel)

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