The Controller Department at the University of North Texas System is seeking to hire a Senior Director of Payroll to join our team. The Senior Director for Payroll oversees the financial management and operation of payroll, including processing, time & labor, and tax related operations, for UNT System and member institutions. Performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work. Develops controls necessary to accomplish operational objectives, including relationships with internal and external auditors and state and federal agencies. The Senior Director will also be responsible for developing strategies for efficient and effective processing and reporting payroll. This position's primary responsibility is to provide leadership to ensure the organizational effectiveness and financial integrity of the payroll functions. Directs the activities of the payroll team and staff members ensuring a high effective and customer-service focused team. The UNT System utilizes PeopleSoft HCM for its human resource and payroll operations and this position will provide direction in improving the use of that system or any other directly or indirectly related systems. Work also involves establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; evaluating activities; developing and evaluating budget requests; and coordinating activities. Works under the general supervision of the System Controller, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
* Ensure that payroll processing and reporting are made in a timely and accurate manner, maintaining internal operating and system controls. * Provide a high level of customer service while remaining compliant with Federal, State and local laws and legislation. * Plan and coordinate processes for the filing of state and federal reports. * Direct payroll operations and improve processes and methods for processing and reporting for the payroll, time & labor, and related operations. * Ensure compliance of internal controls for payroll operations and respond to internal and external audit request timely and accurately. * Maintain documentation for policies and procedures updating as necessary for improving operations. * Improve the operational systems, processes and policies to provide enhanced management reporting, internal controls, business processes and organizational planning. * Drive initiatives with the management team and organizationally that contribute to long-term operational excellence. * Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the System Controller's senior management team. * Manage a diverse workforce to achieve a high level of proficiency and integrity in processing payroll transactions. * Create and implement innovative solutions to meet operational needs and to improve accuracy, timeliness and efficiencies in the payroll processes. * Develop, measure and monitor key performance indicators, metrics and department budget to manage the function and ensure overall operation is functioning at top efficiency. * Build strong cross functional partnerships to resolve processing issues with other internal departments including: general accounting, financial reporting, tax, information technology, human resources and campus controllers.
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in a business related field and eight years of closely related professional experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
* Knowledge of effective managerial methods and techniques and how to establish and maintain an effective workforce * Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates * Extensive knowledge of University policies and procedures related to payroll operations (or ability to rapidly assimilate) * Extensive knowledge of Texas and Federal rules and regulations related to payroll operations (or ability to rapidly assimilate) * Ability to plan and conceptualize and make sound business decisions * Must exercise considerable independent and professional judgment in matters of significance * Strong presentation skills * Strong problem solving skills * Strong critical thinking skills * Strong planning and project management skills, preferably with experience in implementing new technology for enhancing operations (e.g. implementing new HR/Payroll systems) * Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing * Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships * Ability to work independently * Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Internal Number: 155170
About University of North Texas System
The University of North Texas System includes the University of North Texas in
Denton, the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and the
University of North Texas at Dallas. The UNT System is the only public university
system headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth – the fourth-largest metropolitan area
in the United States. The UNT System is dedicated to serving our students and this
diverse region through a wide offering of degree plans and research initiatives. With
combined enrollment of nearly 44,000 students, the UNT System awards more than
9,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral
degrees in the DFW region. The UNT System has an annual budget of $1 billion and
boosts the Texas economy by $5.2 billion each year.