Payroll Director

San Jose,



Employment Type: Direct Hire

Date Posted: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:41:21 GMT

Job Number: 1606857

Well established and rapidly growing construction firm known for their high-quality standards and diverse, inclusive culture is seeking a Director of Payroll to supervise a team of managers and staff of payroll and benefits professionals. This position will manage office and craft payrolls, and union benefits of a large multi-entity international company.

What you will do:

  • Supervise and provide guidance and leadership to payroll team managers
  • Ensure that payroll is paid in compliance with all Federal, State, possession or other jurisdictions tax and labor law requirements
  • Ensure the timely and accurate reporting of certified payrolls, union fringe benefit reports, as well as craft and office payrolls
  • Collaborate with HR to assure accurate data, streamline processes, identify integration opportunities, and provide effective communications
  • Work closely with finance, operations and HR leaders in 1) understanding issues when the Company begins work in new geographical areas; 2) work closely with HR on tax issues related to per diems, relocation expenses, recruitment, and other traveling and relocation benefits; 3) changes to existing law.
  • Participate and understand in the maintenance, internal and external communication and day to day operations of the 401(k) and ESOP
  • Engage with IT in the development of reports and the resolution of issues with Oracle
  • Participate in any implementation, development and migration of ERP when required
  • Assist in the review and due diligence process as it relates to benefit, compensation and health and welfare issues of both the craft and office staff

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business-related field
  • Prior leadership experience, preferably in large, global company (6,000+ employees)
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a payroll and/or benefits position for a union employer with multi entity, multi-state and multi-national operations.
  • Critical thinker and strong analytical skills
  • Understanding of collective bargaining agreements, preferably with a multi union entity
  • Understanding of qualified retirement plans including union, 401(k) and ESOP
  • Strong understanding of per diem, travel, and moving expenses and other benefits associated with a growing entity and changing footprint
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, changing priorities as necessary
  • Ability to work under time pressure and adapt to changing requirements with a positive attitude
  • Ability to be self-motivated, proactive and an effective team player and interact effectively and professionally with all levels of employees
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

What you will get:

  • Opportunity to thrive at an environment where the employees are empowered to work safely, be their best selves and respect each other
  • Comprehensive benefits including 401k with matching, 17 PTO days and 10 paid holidays per year
  • Be part of a community that prepares team members for professional growth, collaborative relationships and challenging work