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Republic Services Manager, Payroll Operations in Phoenix, Arizona

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 41 states and Puerto Rico are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Manager, Payroll Operations is responsible for the Company’s payroll processes and services. This role develops and monitors all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization’s payroll processing objectives, which includes the management of relationships with internal and external auditors. The Manager, Payroll Operations leads business improvements of systems used internally in support of pay processes and union due & health/welfare/pension administration. This role also assists with the development and execution of payroll strategies related to procedural efficiency and system improvements, which include recommendations to the Director, Payroll.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages all aspects of payroll processing which includes the First Contact Team and Union Processing Team to ensure operations occur on-time and accurately.

  • Ensures payroll is processed in accordance with established policies and procedures while meeting all compliance requirements.

  • Develops robust payroll audits to ensure accurate processing.

  • Oversees inbound and outbound payroll data by working closely with HR Systems Integration and Kronos Time Keeping Teams.

  • Responsible for team talent acquisition, alignment, coaching, performance management, and development.

  • Leads and supports Workday payroll process improvement projects.

  • Drives change using metrics and KPI’s to optimize payroll operations, increase productivity, and reduce process waste.

  • Performs SOX controls monthly, quarterly and annually.

  • Completes root cause analysis of issues and organizes action plans, including building communications.

  • Collaborates with the broader Accounting, Finance, Tax, HR and Legal teams to provide support, communication, and accurate information as required or requested.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PPM, Six Sigma, or payroll certifications

  • 5 years performing as a payroll function leader

  • Knowledge of relevant payroll laws and regulations, including union payroll

  • Experience leading large complex projects and/or Workday payroll implementations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting. financial systems or related field

  • 2 years of union payroll/health & welfare processing experience

  • 2 years in Workday payroll

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.

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