Payroll Director

  • Location: Independence, Ohio
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #5877

Payroll Director

Willory, the nation’s only staffing and consulting firm solely focused on HR and payroll, has an immediate opportunity for a Payroll Director

Position Summary
This position will be primarily responsible for the successful processing and analysis of the organization's payroll, including bi-weekly administrative payroll, and weekly payroll. Our ideal candidate will have at least 10-15 years of payroll management experience. This role reports to the VP of Finance.


  • Deliver result-oriented leadership
  • Supervise the payroll manager, payroll analysts, and payroll specialists
  • Responsible for corporate payroll strategy, planning, communications and marketing
  • Assess payroll functions
  • Lead the payroll team in its transition to cloud-based payroll
  • Build successful payroll runs and proactive audits/analysis of the data
  • Review and improve current payroll policies and practices
  • Audit month-end, quarter-end, and year-end taxes and reconciliations
  • Responsible for maintaining HCM system in collaboration with other related departments
  • Build an engaging environment that attracts and retains top talent
  • Oversee 20 direct reports


  • 10-15 years of payroll management experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • Multi-state payroll experience 
  • Strong leadership skills 
  • SAP systems experience preferrable 
  • Proven strategic payroll leadership experience


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