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

Job Title: Payroll Director
Employee Type: Full-time
Position Type: Direct Hire
Location: Independence, OH
Reports to: VP Finance

Position Summary

This position will be primarily responsible for the successful processing and analysis of the organization's payroll, including bi-weekly payroll.


  • Oversight of payroll administration, taxes, and garnishments for  a multi-company, multi-sate environment
  • Accountable for the accuracy and timeliness of payroll tax deposits
  • Collaborate with company leaders on developing the vision for future-state process and systems
  • Deliver result-oriented leadership
  • Work with General Ledger team on month-end payroll costing 
  • 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
  • Oversee year-end payroll processsing
  • Review and improve current payroll policies and practices
  • Audit month-end, quarter-end, and year-end taxes and reconciliations
  • Build an engaging environment that attracts and retains top talent
  • Manage 5 direct reports


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Finance, MBA preferred
  • CPP, preferred
  • 5+ years of managing payroll departments within large multi-company environments
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Expert knowledge of payroll, wage and hour, and tax laws
  • Proficiency with SAP


  • Strong leadership skills
  • Collaborative in nature
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Analytical mindset
  • Robust interpersonal skills
Independence Payroll $120,000


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