Human Resources/Payroll Manager (Raleigh Retailer) – Top $/Direct Hire

Job Type: 
Professional Services
Human Resources and Training
Other Professional Positions
Employment Category: 
Direct Hire

Our client, a Raleigh area retail organization with multiple locations within the Triangle, is actively recruiting for a highly capable HR professional, with substantial knowledge of Payroll and Benefits, to assume HR leadership role on its team.

 This is a growing company with ~ 120 employees (sales, administrative, field techs, etc.).  It prides itself on its employee-focused policies and seeks an HR Manager who brings positive energy to the role. Strong bkgd in employee relations will be important.

 Further, it offers a robust benefits package and various compensation plans (hourly, salaried, commission-based, etc.), making the management of these plans both complex and critical. We seek an HR Manager with a strong bkgd in Payroll and Benefits to ensure meticulous execution of both.

 Company will offer generous wage to attract and retain the right person.  Position will be on-site at the Raleigh location.

 Selected Duties:

o    Handle all onboarding to include offer letters, reference checks, background/DMV checks, new hire paperwork, setting up (and maintaining) employee files, etc.

o    Respond to employee inquiries regarding insurance, payroll, operations or other policies.  Support employees in researching benefits or other questions with providers.

o    Coach managers on employee-related issues; Provide guidance for disciplinary actions and document as needed.

o    Process bi‐weekly payroll for hourly, salaried and commissioned employees. 

  • Ensure accuracy of information (wage, deductions, etc.) in payroll database
  • Ensure Payroll taxes are properly withheld and reported
  • Ensure compliance with state, local and federal laws

o    File Payroll tax returns as required by state and federal agencies

o    Handle all benefits administration to include adding, changing and deleting employee information, reviewing invoices for accuracy, managing the renewal process and open enrollment, etc.

o    Manage 401k administration to include adding and changing employee information, transferring funds, notifying newly eligible employees, researching discrepancies, etc.

  • Assist with annual 401k audit
  • Ensure 5500s are properly filed

o    Monitor leave requests and balances

o    Process Worker’s Compensation claims

o    Respond and follow through with Unemployment claims

o    Assist with operational duties such as maintaining keys, ensuring proper licenses, managing postage meter, etc.

o    Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings, etc.

o    Develop, recommend and institute policies that will enhance employee morale and retention

 Targeted candidate will offer a related degree and 5+ years of HR experience including substantial experience processing Payroll (in-house).  Deep knowledge of and hands-on experience with tax filing requirements, 401k processes, employee/employer deductions all expected and required.

 Other priorities include:

o    Exceptional organizational and juggling skills

o    Engaging, empathetic, responsive personal style

o    Keen attention to detail

o    Thoughtful and pragmatic problem-solving skills

o    Excellent judgment

o    Track record of longevity and impact

Finally, we seek an HR professional who thrives in a point-person role; someone who enjoys being the go-to and gains the respect and trust of employees by being responsive to their needs.

 This is a Direct Hire position and available immediately.  Please forward resume for prompt consideration.

 Local candidates only.