Wells Fargo


Charlotte, North Carolina



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time


415) 820-7800

Payroll Manager

Wells Fargo - Charlotte, North Carolina

Posted: 10/25/2018

Job Description

At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Wells Fargo’s Chief Administrative Office (CAO) consists of enterprise functions that work together to promote and protect the Wells Fargo culture and brand, and support our team members. Groups within CAO work to protect our reputation, tell our story, bolster team member engagement, connect with our customers, and bring new and innovative solutions to life. CAO functions include Commitment to Customer, Corporate Responsibility & Community Relations, Data Management & Insights, Human Resources, Marketing, Stakeholder Relations, and the CAO Integration and Planning Office.

The Payroll Manager position manages all levels of analysts, team leads, and consultants to ensure accurate and complete maintenance of payroll information to drive payroll preparation and distribution in support of business objectives. They help to define enterprise-wide standards for practices and procedures of financial controls related to payroll activities, and compliance with policy and/or law. They ensure proper audits and procedures are implemented, tested, and monitored. The Payroll Manager consults with other HR departments and audit committees to review and qualify payroll practices. They act as an internal consultant in multiple areas of expertise regarding payroll inquiries, records, deductions, and procedures. They manage complex escalations to minimize legal compliance consequences and impact on operations and resources. The manager anticipates and mitigates payroll regulatory risks by monitoring upcoming industry trends/changes, communicating implications to stakeholders and payroll team, and implementing new payroll approaches and practices.

Job Expectations

  • Maintains current knowledge of laws, regulations, and company practices and policies related to payroll matters, along with an understanding of historical applications in the business.
  • Serves as an internal subject matter expert on payroll activities and strategies with a lens to both compliance and business performance optimization.
  • Interprets payroll laws and regulations within area(s) of payroll expertise in support of business activities and audits.
  • Participates in the management of payroll regulatory risks by applying understanding of current and new industry practices.
  • Maintains knowledge of Wells Fargo’s automated data processing systems (PeopleSoft), and company policies and practices.
  • Provides direction to junior staff regarding complex payroll activities to ensure that payroll information is complete and accurate and that payroll activities support business objectives.
  • Guides leadership in the development of long-term compliance strategies that optimize group or company performance.
  • Makes recommendations for interpretation of laws and regulations and improvement of processes within area(s) of payroll expertise.
  • Coaches leaders on payroll best practices, ensuring compliance and effective use of practices.
  • Works with level-appropriate partners to support payroll audits and to review and qualify payroll practices.
  • Provides recommendations for financial controls, and compliance with policy and/or law.
  • Brings recommendations to Senior Leader and/or COE Leader, for anticipate resolution to issues, with detailed root-cause analysis substantiated with data and/or documented facts for remediation proposal.
  • Coaching, Mentoring, and Performance Management of team.
  • Managing Risk incidents to conclusion, finding, and implementing solutions.
  • Researches and analyzes data to prepare and maintain payroll records, summaries and reports.
  • Uses automated data processing systems (PeopleSoft) to perform analyses on payroll data.
  • Analyzes, reviews, and resolves complex data and/or transaction changes.
  • Trains junior team members on payroll-related applications, such as writing macros.

As a Team Member Manager , you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will:

  • Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them.
  • Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented team members, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks.
Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: HR operations, accounting, payroll, payroll tax, compliance, or operational risk
  • 4+ years of leadership experience
Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to motivate staff to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • PeopleSoft experience
  • Payroll experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility to build and maintain effective working relationships
  • People management experience
Other Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working with time keeping systems, such as Kronos
  • Experience working with international time keeping

  • All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

    Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
    Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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