Full Time
Tarrant County Texas
Posted 5 days ago

Tatum is working with a client in identifying someone to lead their payroll function.  We have been fortunate to work with this group for a number of years, and they have a very good reputation and culture.  Their business is very successful, and the company has been around over 75 years.  This person will lead the payroll department which has a staff of 8 team members, and the company has around 7000 employees.  We are looking for someone who can step into a “player/coach” type role, where some of the focus is on leadership and development of staff, and there will also be a need to maintain individual projects.  Additional duties are mentioned below.

Accountable for end-to end payroll process from time entry, processing, settlement, direct deposit, check print, garnishment processing and payroll tax.

  • Establishes the operational direction across the payroll team, processes and functions.
  • Ensures policies, procedures and processes are documented and followed to maintain the integrity of operational and financial controls.
  • Defines metrics across the team to monitor performance and identify areas of improvement.
  • Mentors and trains direct reports in leadership & team development; establishes cross-training strategy for all team members and ensures strong performance through coaching.
  • Selects third-party providers and assure adherence to contracted services and performance standards.
  • Implements process improvements that increase efficiency and accuracy.
  • Liaison to internal stakeholders (Finance, Accounting, Legal, IT and Human Resources) and external partners (auditors, agencies, third party providers) on payroll matters.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations related to operational performance, process improvements and third-party partnerships.
  • Resolves complex, highly sensitive or extraordinary issues.
  • Maintain and develop processes and procedures to satisfy financial and statutory reporting requirements as needed.
  • Work with technology team to address system issues, requirements and opportunities for improvement.


  • Degree in business related field strongly preferred
  • CPP strongly preferred
  • Proven experience in payroll field, and proven leadership experience
  • Good systems experience
  • Proven background in developing staff and ability to delegate critical processes
  • Advanced knowledge of payroll practices, processes, garnishment, payroll tax and regulatory requirements
  • Strong communication skills—need to be able to communicate across an organization and with external partners


Chris Cox, Client Services Director
5465 Legacy Dr Suite 300
Plano, Texas 75024
T: 972-200-0870
C: 972-754-4582

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