Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. Payroll Lead job in Seattle, WA

Restaurants Unlimited, Inc.
Job Title
Payroll Lead
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time
411 1st Ave S, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104

Payroll Lead

The Payroll Lead is responsible for automated payroll and HRIS services in support of company programs and requirements.
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
• Ensures compliance of established payroll policies and procedures and incorporate procedural changes when necessary
• Establishes record keeping and control systems to comply with external legal and regulatory requirements to provide internal safeguards
• Responsible for the integrity and processing of payroll cycles for hourly and salaried employees
• Coordinates system’s needs with the Information Technology staff for updates and new system implementation
• Balance employee payroll registers to ensure taxable wages calculate properly and are accurately reflected on payroll reports
• Coordinate month-end accrual process and year-end W-2 distribution to ensure all units are functioning consistently within the organization
• Create general format for 401k annual reporting
• Generates monthly accounting payroll accrual and forecast of payroll cash flow
• Key contact/support for senior leadership regarding the implementation of new payroll projects
• Responsible for the training, communication and coordination of systems changes relating to new codes and policies
• Prepare and approve reporting for third party vendors including ADP, banking institutions and state agencies
• Responsible for proper filing of federal, state and local payroll reports. Investigate inquires from outside agencies as needed
• Provide wage detail to Workers’ Compensation program on a regular basis
• Drives and supports proper time-keeping systems for hourly employees
• Provides input and influence to workflow of payroll staff to accomplish assigned major projects and assigned tasks
• Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential
• Leads Payroll Department including directing, controlling and development of payroll staff

Restaurant Support Center Management Core Competencies
Business Acumen
• Effectively applies job knowledge and expertise to achieve business results
• Makes sound and timely decisions based on experience and judgment
• Delivers results for which he/she is accountable
• Makes sound decisions that contribute to the attainment of individual, department or company goals.
• Maintains a commitment to goals in the face of obstacles.

Business Professionalism
• Role models the company values; “walks the talk”
• Maintains high standards of personal ethics; is consistently honest and truthful in all situations
• Communicates vision and ideas with enthusiasm; is motivating and inspirational
• Promotes collaborative, team-oriented behaviors and forms partnerships
• Builds effective relationships with all people; up, down and sideways inside and outside of RU
• Establishes p

Additional Info


Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field and /or equivalent experience in a similar role
• 5 - 8 years experience managing a multi-state payroll department
• Considerable knowledge of payroll administration, including federal and state regulations
• High level of proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including payroll database and MS Office skills: Excel, Word, Outlook
• Highly competent as a coach, teacher, trainer. Able to provide guidance and direction to others to ensure the work is properly executed.
• Superior analytical and quantitative skills.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Demo
nstrated supervisory and other interpersonal skills
• Ability to organize and assign work among staff according to their individual capabilities and to establish priorities in workload
• Ability to prioritize, time manage and multi-task with limited supervision and sometimes under time pressure
• Maintain high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Maintain high level of confidentiality
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
• Proactive and self-directed
• Dependability, flexibility and professional demeanor
• Regular and predictable attendance

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