Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager
Town of Mount Pleasant
 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Job Description


The Payroll Manager is responsible for the management, coordination and direction of payroll in the Finance Division.


  • Maintain payroll compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Supervise, monitor, assist, train and evaluate payroll technicians.
  • Process bi-weekly, monthly, and off cycle employee payroll payments in an accurate, compliant and timely manner.
  • Calculate and deduct appropriate amounts from payroll checks.
  • Verify all overtime hours with the appropriate management personnel prior to issuing payroll checks.
  • Determine payroll liabilities by approving the calculation of employee federal and state income and social security taxes, state retirement contributions, and employer's social security and state contributions.
  • Maintain general ledger regarding payroll transactions.
  • Oversee internal payroll and accounting audits on a semi-annual basis.
  • Ensure the timekeeping and accounting software are set-up and updated to include current payroll related tax rates, calendar dates, accrual rates and overtime rules.
  • Provide payroll support to departments by answering questions and requests about payroll processes, the timekeeping software and payroll accounting software.
  • Partner with Human Resources Division in aligning and maintaining a reliable payroll and benefits system.
  • Prepare relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (941s, W2s, State Reporting etc.).
  • Maintain power user role for the payroll software
  • Assist with the annual budget process for payroll.
  • Perform other related, assigned duties


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or closely related field and two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in payroll.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
  • Preferred Dayforce Ceridian experience