Clark Construction

McLean, VA, United States

Senior Manager / Payroll Director

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description


Lead the payroll function of a 4,000+ employee organization. The ideal candidate will excel in managing and developing a team with an emphasis on providing superior customer service. They will have previous process improvement experience with a demonstrated willingness to ‘roll up their sleeves’ to get the job done. This is an excellent opportunity for a payroll professional to make an impact. The position reports to the SVP of Total Rewards and will lead a team of 6. 


  • Manage and guarantee accurate weekly and biweekly disbursement of multi-state payroll, including garnishments, benefits and taxes consistent with federal and state wage & hour laws for union and non-union employees.
  • Ensure the processing of new hires, transfers, promotions and terminations is accurate and timely.
  • Time and Attendance processing and system maintenance.
  • Lead and mentor the payroll staff; set goals and evaluate performance for team members.
  • Perform journal entries, reconciliations, and General Ledger support; audit payroll balance sheets and YTD earning.
  • Develop and implement payroll policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations relating to payroll operations and control.
  • Continuous improvement of payroll processes and strategies to align with overall business objectives, drive process excellence, and eliminate errors. Work cross-functionally with supervisors, managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Resolve escalations, by providing root cause analysis and corrective action for complex and non-routine situations for all levels of employees and management.
  • Manage relocation program financial reporting, including tax.
  • Manage regular preparation of relevant reports, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports as well as periodic reports of earnings, taxes, and deductions.
  • Manage relationships with internal and external auditors, state and federal agencies, and unions.
  • Protect and maintain confidential information.
  • Ad hoc reports and projects as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance preferred, or an equivalent level of knowledge in a relevant field
  • Ten years+ previous experience with payroll
  • Multi-state tax expertise
  • Extensive experience with SAP payroll system
  • Relocation tax and reporting experience
  • Demonstrated experience managing, coaching, and evaluating staff
  • Exceptional attention to detail and demonstrated commitment to maintaining data accuracy and timeliness in processing and delivery
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines and utilize resources appropriately
  • Desire to provide outstanding and ‘above and beyond’ customer service
  • Willingness to be a "working" manager to get the job done
  • High energy and a strong work ethic


  • AEC industry background
  • Experience in Government contracting (Davis Bacon, Service Contract, etc.)
  • Workday payroll background
  • Union payroll management and reporting
  • Experience implementing new a payroll system/conversion


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