Director of Payroll and Accounts Payable - Seattle, Washington United States - 35685

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Job #: 35685
Title: Director of Payroll and Accounts Payable
Job Location: Seattle, Washington - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: NO


Work for a top employer in the Seattle area and help them through a lengthy transition.  


The purpose of this position is to manage the daily operations of the Payroll and Accounts Payable departments on interim basis. Ensure the timely and accurate processing of bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll and cash disbursements.


  1. Manage and guarantee disbursement process for a multi-state payroll, including garnishments, voluntary deductions, benefits and taxes for 5,000+ FTEs, consistent with federal and state wage and hour laws. 
  2. Ensures the timeliness of cash disbursements in accordance with established policies and procedures
  3. Resolve vendor issues regarding obligations. Develops strong relationships with vendors and quickly responds to their concerns. 
  4. Involves working with HR, purchasing, and receiving departments, and external vendor contacts, usually at a management level. 
  5. Maintain and trouble shoots systems internal to the payroll and accounts payable departments
  6. Provides leadership and direction for the day-to-day operational management of Payroll, to ensure that staff process and provide information efficiently, accurately, and in compliance with designated policies and procedures
  7. Performs all aspects of human resource management, including recruitment and retention, analyzing staff mix and deploying staff, ensuring competency of staff through development, training, and regular evaluation, and providing disciplinary counseling.
  8. Execute Kaizen work around payroll and accounts payable departments

    Procedural and accounting operational decisions are necessary for this role.  Policy changes and multi-departmental change impacts would be referred to higher level of authority.

System functionality, staff skills and abilities and multi-departmental coordination.



BA in Finance or Accounting required, MBA preferred.
Minimum 5 years accounting experience.
Expertise in and working knowledge of Federal & State labor laws and standards pertaining to payroll practices. 
Data processing concepts and procedures pertaining to sophisticated computerized payroll, timekeeping, and accounts payable systems.  Current in-depth working knowledge of IRS regulations as they pertain to taxability of wages and benefit deductions. 
High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Excel (e.g., ability to export, import and reformat files). 
Working knowledge and experience in AP System Matching. 

Preferred: Prior experience with Oracle and Ceridian Dayforce (Kronos Time and Attendance) software highly desirable. Ability to interpret Union Contracts.

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree