Senior Manager, Payroll

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

JAX is seeking a strategic and tactical, payroll manager to oversee all aspects of the payroll cycle. A strong leader in the daily management of payroll administration, methodically ensuring a timely and accurate pay and reporting structure under federal and state regulations!


Oversee the administration of payroll processing and timekeeping for a population of approximately 2,300 employees in multiple states and local jurisdictions. Develop, train and manage a world-class payroll administrative staff, responsible for processing payroll and servicing Laboratory employees in a customer-centric payroll department.

Ensure timely and accurate payroll processing and related filings for state, federal, and local jurisdictions, including all tax-related filings (monthly/quarterly/annually) as well as government and other specialty reporting for externally- sponsored grant awards.

Serve as liaison among third-party vendors, human resources, Legal, IT and other departments and employees across the organization.

Actively team with other departments and management members in process improvement initiatives, including major payroll/human resources policies/process development and system initiatives, such as implementation of HRM systems and/or implementation of third-party payroll systems.

Serve as the expert in payroll and benefit related tax requirements; advise finance and HR management concerning potential impacts of changing laws and regulations and impacts from potential benefit changes under consideration by management.



Bachelor's degree in a finance-related field of study is required

10+ years related work experience, including a minimum of 4 years in a multi-state payroll management position

Workday experience is preferred

3+ years of experience leading, mentoring and training staff

Proficiency in relevant in-house payroll and accounting software, as well as third- party applications; experience with multiple payroll vendors and leading process/policy changes and HRM or third-party system implementations, upgrades and conversions

Ability to travel occasionally to CT and CA campuses

Proficiency in federal payroll and benefit-related taxation rules, and state and local taxation rules is required


Please submit a cover letter of interest and resume.


About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!


EEO Statement:

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 648661

Posted On: Dec 03, 2021

Updated On: Dec 03, 2021