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Company:  Carhartt, Inc.

Location:   Dearborn, MI


The primary purpose of the Corporate Payroll Manager position is to act as a subject matter expert responsible and

accountable for managing all US payroll processes, ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local payroll

regulations. This position is also responsible for overseeing the preparation, integrity, and disbursement of all payrolls.

The Corporate Payroll Manager will partner closely with internal stakeholders including finance/accounting, human

resources, and company employees to disseminate payroll information accurately and according to schedule.


·       Direct and establish strategy and administration related to all US based weekly and bi-weekly disbursement of multistate

·       payroll including garnishments, benefits, and taxes consistent with all applicable wage and hour laws.

·       Manage and provide leadership and coaching to the payroll team to optimize output.

·       Develop and maintain payroll processes and internal controls to preserve the quality, efficiency, and overall

·       effectiveness of all payroll functions and regulatory compliance.

·       Collaborate closely with HR team to optimize the payroll, compensation, and benefits system.

·       Oversee the payroll activities related to account reconciliation, monthly variance analysis, accrual calculations, and

·       journal entry review.

·       Partner with Supply Chain, HR, and Accounting/Finance to review cross-departmental impacts, strategy, and

reconcile data sharing related to payroll. Recommend and implement changes leading to best-practices operations.

·       Set a tone of collaboration among the payroll team, stakeholders, and cross-functional teams to provide a high level

·       of customer service.

·       Work collaboratively with Supply Chain managers to ensure correct interpretation of union contract as it relates to

·       payroll.

·       Develop appropriate payroll reports and communicate to senior management.


·       Bachelor's Degree Required in Business or Accounting/Finance

Required Skills and Experience

·       Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field with a concentration in accounting or human resources.

·       7 or more years of comprehensive payroll experience (i.e. corporate, executive, sales, retail and/or manufacturing)

·       with a mid to large sized company including 3 or more years in managing a team.

·       Comprehensive knowledge of payroll administration including federal, state and local wage and tax regulations in a

·       multi-state environment.

·       Broad working knowledge of fringe-benefits including related laws, regulations, and corresponding implications on

·       payroll.

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively present facts and

·       recommendations in a verbal and written form.

·       Proficient in use of Word and Excel.

·       Preferred: 5 or more years of payroll experience in a manufacturing environment.

·       Preferred: Certified Payroll Professional

Working Conditions

·       Office Environment

·       Tobacco Free

Travel (10%)

Where to apply:

Posted 2/14/19