Associate Director, PAYROLL

Director of Payroll:

Our client, a leading performing arts center and NYC institution is looking for an Associate Director, Payroll to join their finance department.

This role will report to the Assistant Controller and oversee payroll processing (weekly and bi-weekly). This position will be the main point of contact for all union benefit submissions. This position will liaise with the departments to ensure salary expense is coded appropriately and all employee payments and record keeping are appropriate and timely. This position will require expert knowledge of ADP Workforce Now, including the Time & Attendance module, and reporting capabilities.

This role is hybrid.

Compensation: 115K


  • Implement, maintain, and review payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions in accordance with labor regulations and standard accounting principles.
  • Process payroll changes including new hires, terminations, promotions, FTE changes, PTO accruals, leaves of absence under FMLA or other unpaid leave, merit increases, benefit deductions, 401(k) and other compensation adjustments.
  • Support processes related to reimbursement to the organization from benefit carriers and Unions.
  • Ensure timely and accurately transmitted payments to benefit vendors, unions, and other third parties as required by law or contract.



  • Bachelor's degree with 8+ years’ experience in a direct payroll position that includes responsibility for preparing and submitting payroll preferred, or equivalent years of related experience required.
  • 4 years of management or leadership experience required.
  • Proven experience as a payroll manager or similar role
  • Expertise in the payroll software ADP Workforce Now (including Time and Attendance) & reporting is required.

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