Payroll Manager

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
Sep 19, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Payroll Manager

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Position Summary

This position will be the payroll lead for 500+ employees covering North America. This role will plan, manage and administer effective and efficient payroll processes across several legal entities in the US.

The position will partner with Human Resources to provide guidance and direction regarding payroll activities. The role is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining processes/policies related to payroll data requirements. Manage relationships with external payroll service provider and other payroll related vendors. Prepare journal entries and reconciliations and provide management reports in a timely manner. Investigate and implement new payroll processing improvements as necessary.

Essential Functions

  • Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Responsible for the timely preparation of payroll for all employees, and efficient reporting on payroll expenses
  • Manage relationships with payroll service providers
  • Process manual checks and off-cycle payrolls runs as necessary
  • Maintain all payroll records including required tax filing reports (W-2, 941, etc.)
  • Update salary forecast information for budgeting and forecasting
  • Process journal entries and prepare reconciliations related to payroll
  • Produce and maintain monthly / quarterly and ad hoc management reports as required (eg. overtime by employee)
  • Resolve issues and answer payroll-related questions. Take the lead for answering employee payroll related questions.
  • Handle all paperwork related to unemployment filings.
  • Partner with Sales Operations for the timely processing of sales incentive plan payments.
  • Ensure timely and accurate payment of annual bonus payments to employees
  • Investigate new payroll processing improvements, and implement new processes to either improve internal controls over payroll or improve efficiencies of the payroll process
  • Develop training materials for employees and supervisors on new payroll processes (time sheets, attendance, 401K plan).
  • Assist the Accounting Department with cash functions and reconciliations
  • Complies with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Ipsen U.S. staff


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Certified Payroll Professional certification preferred

  • 7+ years hands on payroll experience processing multi-location payroll
  • Experience with ADP and SAP required
  • Experience with Canadian payroll - preferred

Core Competencies (Specific knowledge, skills and abilities that enable an individual to effectively perform the job)
  • Experienced in the design and operation of payroll systems.
  • Subject matter expert in payroll best practices.
  • Thorough understanding of federal and state government regulations relating to payroll, FLSA, ERISA, company policies and operations.
  • High attention to detail, accuracy, and data confidentiality are required.
  • Must have a customer-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to perform with minimum supervision, prioritize effectively and perform proactively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and judgment, with a demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive or confidential matters with discretion and tact.
  • Strong computer skills and extensive working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications and well-developed internet research skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. conducts background screening, reference checks, and drug testing as part of its pre-employment screening process. This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time. The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned.

All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.