Payroll Manager

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Leverage your prior payroll experience to manage day-to-day responsibilities of operations, oversight and governance of US payrolls, identify and execute on process and system improvements, and lead and develop a team of payroll representatives to accomplish department objectives.


  • Full responsibility for timely and accurate processing of US payrolls
  • Manage day-to-day processing of multi-state US payroll, including compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and company policies
  • Manage payroll staff, including training, reviewing and assigning of workloads and assuring quality control for processes, conducting performance reviews for direct reports, and resolving any issues that may arise
  • Manage relationship with various HR and accounting teams to ensure successful partnership
  • Support payroll system upgrade testing
  • Support integration with HR and timekeeping systems
  • Recommend process changes to improve efficiency


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, human resources, or related field with 12 years of payroll experience including federal, state, and local employment tax; reciprocity; quarterly and year-end tax returns; and information filing; or a Master's degree in a relevant field with 8 years of experience as mentioned above
  • 3+ years of supervision or lead experience
  • In-depth knowledge of payroll administration processes, procedures, and best practices as well as an understanding of how payroll processes impacts accounting transactions
  • Detail-oriented and hands-on style; excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize demands to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Accomplished interpersonal skills, including diplomacy, negotiating, reasoning, and problem solving
  • Ability to develop strong analytical skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs

Recommended Qualifications

  • CPP certification
  • 5+ years of experience with a major HCM application, including HR, timekeeping, payroll, and reporting modules
  • Experience with system integration and/or upgrades



Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$101,920-$164,320 USD

About Esri

At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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