Sr Mgr Payroll Operations

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Mar 16, 2018
May 06, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Classification: Exempt

Date: March 2018

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Right on pace with Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Finance and Accounting are transforming for the better. As so much more than a behind-the-scenes number-cruncher, you will be a truly collaborative partner with a seat at the table. You'll bring your unique point of view, experience and passion for the work to your team and internal clients. Within Accounting, you'll enjoy the interesting challenges of the competitive retail space, and you'll have a 360-degree impact—rather than on just one part of the business. You'll see your contributions come to life in virtually every area of this dynamic enterprise. And you'll grow and be challenged in your career while having a healthy balance with life outside of work.

A role in the Finance Ops calls on your skills for quality financial and inventory reporting and accurate financials and technical accounting while providing thoughtful and responsive support, expertise and guidance to business partners. Your role will be critical to ensuring the success of Target's business initiatives and core retail operations. 

As a Sr Manager, Payroll Operations, you are responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to the Payroll Operations team and ensuring all operational and accounting processes and controls are effective for timely, accurate and compliant payroll activities,  In addition, you are responsible for developing and executing complex operational plans, improvement initiatives, and other assigned projects for the Payroll Operations team that creates the foundation for world class operations.  In this role you have ownership for driving new projects and process improvements that support key initiatives and company strategies by leading cross-company working teams and influencing change.  Collaboration with key partners including, the Global Payroll team in India, Human Resources, Benefits, Compensation, Finance and Employee Relations is critical to success in this role. Given the volume and complexity of the regulatory environment, the Sr Manager Payroll Operations is responsible for managing compliance with all Payroll regulations, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and Sarbanes Oxley by developing and maintaining a robust system of internal controls and processes.  It is critical to anticipate and analyze new payroll industry trends and regulatory developments to maintain compliance,  and identify compliance challenges to continually improve key performance metrics and benchmarks versus the industry.  Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • B.A/B.S degree or equivalent experience
  • 8-10 years of Payroll Business experience
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification
  • Workday experience desired
  • Strong team leadership skills and ability to develop and motivate team members
  • Strong compliance experience and internal controls knowledge
  • Proven ability to think and act strategically, analytically and with operational and control discipline


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