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Manager, Payroll

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Manager, Payroll

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Irving TX US 75062

Manager, Payroll

We are currently seeking a Manager, Payroll to join our team. 

Hybrid work schedule


This position is responsible for leading the team through payroll delivery and interactions with internal and external clients that drives client retention, growth and satisfaction.  This position also develops, coaches, mentors and leads the payroll department for sustained individual and team performance.  This position identifies, develops, recommends and implements process and service improvements that enhance service delivery and creates the environment to demonstrate the depth, breadth and level of care that creates value in the Insperity relationship.

Essential Functions

Under limited supervision and much decision-making:

  • Monitors client satisfaction indicators via customer satisfaction survey results, quality service checks by payroll supervisors and service observations of staff. 
  • Monitors and analyzes quality of service, client termination data and interfaces with Service Directors, Manager, HR Services and Corporate departments to implement actions and initiatives to improve region-wide client retention.
  • Participates in client and prospect meetings via phone and in person to support the new business effort with Sales and Service Teams for the generation of new business, transition and ongoing support to prospects and clients.
  • Analyzes current performance data, develops a conceptual idea or vision and then develops systems, processes and plans that are executable, realistic and results-oriented that results in service improvement.
  • Understands and able to communicate and discuss business financial operations relating to payroll and accounting for small to mid-size business operations from an owner/payroll contact/on-site supervisor/CPA perspective.
  • Leads and coaches payroll supervisory team through a development process that is team and client focused. 
  • Communicates to a wide audience on the technical applications of payroll as applied to business and accounting.
  • Supports process and audits efforts to ensure integrity and accountability for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Leads supervisory team representing Middle Market, New Client, Small, General Business and Payroll Training to deliver accurate, timely, client focused payroll solutions.
  • Creates and maintains effective, customer focused teams.
  • Establishes goals and objectives for personal and professional improvement of self and staff, including CPP Certification of self and staff support.
  • Sets and achieves performance goals for professional improvement of staff.
  • Conducts performance evaluations, formal and informal coaching and counselling and development plans with direct reports and reviews endorsement process for all payroll staff resulting in improvement in performance and service delivery to clients.
  • Ensures effective facilitation of new hire training and orientation.
  • Provides supporting documentation for headcount and fiscal budgetary purposes, maintains forecasting data and ensures controls are in place to maintain budgetary goals.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma is required.  Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
  • Ten to twelve years of experience in a related field required with three to five years prior management experience strongly preferred.

CPP Certification preferred.


  • Customer service experience in a team environment.
  • Leads the facilitation of Disaster Recovery support as required.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective problem solving/decision making/conflict resolution skills.
  • Resource management – Manages time of direct reports; manages team resources (headcount and monetary expenses) to budget; identifies and fulfills staffing needs.
  • Identifies and engages service solutions within and outside payroll department.
  • HR knowledge – possess broad based exposure to various HR disciplines and understanding of their role and impact on business as it relates to payroll, benefits, taxation, accounting, employment documentation, and employment and general HR practices.
  • Presentation skills – proficient in design and delivery.
  • Project management skills – experience in handling multiple projects; acts as core business unit expert for key company initiatives; facilitate and coordinate testing and information gathering sessions for valuable feedback; mentors and guides direct reports to participate as needed for professional development.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs and demonstrated ability to learn other application programs as needed.

Insperity offers a competitive compensation package and a world-class benefits package, including 19 days paid time off, 9 paid holidays, medical, dental and vision benefits, 401k and tuition reimbursement. At Insperity, we’re committed to providing a positive work environment, and to helping our employees succeed both personally and professionally.

At Insperity, we celebrate the diversity of our employees and our leadership. Insperity is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.