Senior Manager, Payroll

4 days left

Rockville, Maryland
Sep 07, 2023
Oct 07, 2023
Full Time

Senior Manager, Payroll

US Rockville - Hybrid Role

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee - from entry level through top executive - to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

We are seeking a highly experienced and detail-oriented professional to join our Finance team as a Senior Manager, Payroll. This pivotal role will report directly to the VP, Corporate Controller and provide overall oversight of the payroll function. As payroll is aligned under the accounting function at Emmes, the Senior Manager, Payroll will play a critical role in managing not only the payroll of internal staff but also client project-related resources, ensuring accurate timesheets and expenses to maintain timely ADP and paycheck cycles and align with revenue accounting.


  • Payroll Process Oversight: Provide overall supervision of the payroll function, including processing, reconciliation, and reporting for internal staff and client project-related resources
  • ADP and Paycheck Cycles: Oversee the timely processing of payroll in collaboration with ADP, ensuring that paychecks are accurate and delivered on schedule
  • Payroll Related Tax Filings: Manage the ADP payroll employee related tax filings process
  • Project Resources Payroll: Manage payroll processes for client project-related resources, ensuring compliance with project billing requirements and revenue recognition principles
  • Timesheet and Expense Management: Ensure that timesheets and expenses are accurately recorded and updated in a timely manner, verifying their alignment with project activities
  • Payroll Compliance: Monitor payroll compliance with applicable labor laws, tax regulations, and company policies
  • Payroll Reporting and Analysis: Generate payroll reports and analytics, providing insights to finance leadership and supporting financial decision-making
  • Payroll Process Improvements: Identify opportunities for streamlining payroll processes, implementing automation, and enhancing efficiency
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with HR, project teams, and accounting to ensure smooth communication and coordination in relation to payroll activities
  • Internal and External Audits: Assist with payroll-related audit requests, providing necessary documentation and ensuring compliance with audit requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field, equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • 10+ years of relevant experience with proficiency in handling payroll and payroll related transaction volumes
  • Experience using both Deltek Costpoint and Microsoft Great Plains ERP systems is highly desirable
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and practices, including month-end and period-end closing procedures
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in payroll and payroll related reports
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other accounting software
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and assist in internal and external audits
  • May travel between corporate locations

Emmes requires all US based Clinical Research Associate new hires to be fully vaccinated before their first day of employment. All new hires may also be required to comply with other COVID-19 health and safety protocols, such as masking or testing. Emmes complies with all applicable laws regarding reasonable accommodations or exemptions for religious, medical, or other legally protected reasons.

Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:

  • Unlimited Approved Leave

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Work From Home Anywhere in the US

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

  • Casual Dress Code & Work Environment


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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