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Payroll Manager 16373311

Bethesda, MD
Cordia Resources by Cherry Bekaert is partnered with a premier hospitality firm who is seeking a Payroll Manager to join their team on a contract to hire basis. Details below.

Title: Payroll Manager
Location: Hybrid - Bethesda, MD
Hourly Rate: $40.00 - $50.00/hour
Job Type: Contract to Hire
Requirements: PeopleSoft

Your primary responsibility will be to ensure accurate and timely payment of payroll expenses and taxes. Supervising our client's dedicated payroll team and collaborating with professionals from various departments will be key aspects of your role.

Our client is looking for an individual who is analytical, methodical, and experienced in payroll administration. A deep understanding of payroll regulations is crucial. Additionally, they value qualities such as integrity, team spirit, and strong organizational skills. Your ultimate goal will be to maintain compliance, streamline payroll procedures for efficiency, and stay updated with current regulations and best practices. As the Payroll Manager, you will play a vital role in safeguarding the financial well-being of our clients organization and ensuring their employees are paid accurately and on time. 


  • Develop systems to process payroll account transactions (e.g. salaries, benefits, garnishments, deductions, taxes and third party payments)
  • Coordinate timekeeping and payroll systems
  • Oversee processing of payroll changes (e.g. new hires, terminations, raises) and system upgrades
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and internal policies
  • Supervise and coach payroll clerks and assistants
  • Liaise with auditors and manage payroll tax audits
  • Collaborate with Human Resources (HR) and accounting teams
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare reports
  • Resolve issues and answer payroll-related questions

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as a payroll manager or similar role
  • Current knowledge of payroll procedures and related laws
  • Excellent understanding of multi-location payroll and taxes
  • Familiarity with payroll software/ HRIS (e.g. SAP, ADP, Kronos) and MS Office (especially Excel)
  • A keen eye for detail
  • An analytical mind and good math skills
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral)
  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • BSc/BA in Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources or related field; professional certification (e.g. CPP, CPM) is a plus

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