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Director of Payroll

Sacramento, CA 95826

Posted: 10/18/2023 Employment Type: DirectHire Industry: Accounting Job Number: 1671423

Job Description

We are recruiting a Director of Payroll for a growing healthcare company with a multi-state presence. The Director will be responsible for managing a team of employees who process complex, full cycle payroll. This is a 100% onsite role for our client in the Sacramento area who was voted one of the best places to work! Our client offers a fun, entrepreneurial and collaborative work environment. Salary: $150k-$205 DOE.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned leader and have experience managing a team of 20-40 employees. 


  • Lead activities for large, high complexity projects, providing project management, change management, and best practice expertise.
  • Act as main point of contact for escalated payroll operational issues.
  • Make data driven decision utilizing reporting tools, having the ability to analyze, interpret, and react to the payroll data.
  • Measure daily output against weekly, monthly, and quarterly department goals.
  • Coordinate efforts between Payroll and Human Resources to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data.
  • Maintain business relationships and effective communication between all facets of Financial Operations, Human Resources, Recruitment, and Sales teams.
  • Establish processes and policies that are in line with organizational and operational goals to maximize efficiency.
  • Identify opportunities to create increased efficiencies that reduce risks and enhance operations.
  • Perform training, education, and mentorship of staff.
  • Delegate workloads and various projects amongst the payroll department.
  • Maintain knowledge of current payroll trends and revise operating procedures to reflect best practices.
  • Coach and mentor junior staff and provide development support in enabling junior staff to grow professionally and develop new skills sets.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field required.
  • Experience serving in a leadership role or as a subject matter expert (SME) in a payroll transition.
  • Progressive experience of ten (10+) years or more in payroll processing.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of leadership experience.
  • Experience with California and multi-state payroll.
  • Experience making data driven decisions utilizing given reporting tools.
  • Strong managerial and leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to listen, identify, and resolve issues.
  • Excellent time-management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Solid understanding of ERP systems including system implementation and design.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and approachable.
  • Take initiative when necessary and possess excellent business judgement.

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Karleen Rocheleau

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