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Summary
Certified Payroll Manager with a broad background in accounting, benefits, human resources, and payroll. Dedicated to providing world-class customer service by implementing systems and best practices that drive efficiencies.
Highlights
  • Multi-state payroll
  • Federal, state, and local tax regulations and filings
  • Federal and state wage and hour compliance 
  • System implementations
  • Audit controls
  • Expatriate payrolls
  • General ledger
  • ADP payroll systems including Workforce Now and Payforce
  • Ultipro payroll systems
  • Time and attendance systems
  • Report writing
  • Policy and procedure documentation
  • Budgeting
  • ACA compliance
Accomplishments
  • Performed multiple system implementations and upgrades utilizing ADP, Ultipro, and in-house systems that improve payroll automation, efficiencies, time management, reporting, and audit controls.
  • Focused on documentation of payroll policies and procedures that improve accuracy and compliance.
  • Successfully mentored and managed payroll staff focusing on personal development and customer service.
  • Effectively negotiates contracts with payroll related vendors ensuring payroll systems remain cost effective and within budget.
  • Serve as liaison between Human Resources, Accounting, IT, and senior management improving relationships and efficiencies between departments.
Experience
Sr. Payroll Manager 10/2012 to 06/2017 Jamestown Properties Atlanta, GA
  • Manage payroll operations and payroll staff for a large real estate investment and management company.
  • Implemented systems such as ADP Workforce Now, Ultipro, Business Intelligence, time and attendance, and benefits.
  • Established best practices and implemented system efficiencies to ensure compliance with six labor unions. 
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  • Manage ACA compliance and reporting including annual filing of 1094-C and 1095-C. 
  • Documented payroll policies, procedures, and audit controls to ensure payroll is processed accurately and timely.
  • Automated the process for reconciling employee benefits deductions to provider invoices ensuring the accuracy of employee benefits deductions. 
  • Established policies related to expatriate employees and the payment of local employees for company expansion into Latin America.
  • Manage all departmental audits including 401K audits, workers' compensation, labor unions, accounting, and federal and state audits.
Payroll Manager 02/2007 to 10/2012 UCB Inc. Atlanta, GA
  • Managed payroll operations for 2,500 employees located in 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
  • Implemented best practices and procedures that improved relationships between departments utilizing systems such as ADP Payforce and ADP General Ledger.
  • Managed and developed a team of three emphasizing customer service and audit controls.
  • Developed payroll and accounting processes for a large number of expatriates and inpatriates.
  • Standardized payroll policies and procedures for company acquisitions and mergers.
  • Managed multiple stock options and awards programs.
Payroll Manager 10/2005 to 02/2007 The City of Alpharetta Alpharetta, GA
  • Successfully implemented an in-house payroll system better managing unique FLSA requirements related to fire and police employees.
  • Set up efficient in-house tax filing processes and documented all policies and procedures related to payroll.
Director of Payroll 09/2003 to 06/2005 Balfour Beatty Construction Atlanta, GA
  • Managed payroll for 2,500 employees in a union environment overseeing local and remote payroll staff.
  • Successfully implemented an ADP payroll system that was able to interface with in-house accounting software and maintain the job cost function between both systems.
Sr. Payroll Coordinator 05/2002 to 09/2003 Intercept Norcross, GA
Payroll and Benefits Manager 10/2001 to 05/2002 Scientific Games Alpharetta, GA
Payroll Accountant 05/1999 to 10/2001 Cypress Communications Atlanta, GA
Payroll Supervisor 08/1998 to 05/1999 The Home Depot Atlanta, GA
Payroll Accountant 08/1994 to 08/1998 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Atlanta, GA
Education
BBA: Accounting Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
Certifications
Certified Payroll Professional