Payroll Manager is responsible for overseeing the processing of company payroll. Ensures accurate calculation of wages, tax withholdings, and company deductions. Being a Payroll Manager prepares statistical reports on employee pay, commissions and bonuses, vacation, sick time, disability and workers compensation leave, and taxes/withholdings, etc. Ensures proper governmental reporting and compliance. Directs the activities of a small staff of professionals and support staff. Additionally, Payroll Manager may require accountability to both finance and human resource departments. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Payroll Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Payroll Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.