Payroll & Compliance Manager

  • Company: Christian Dior Inc.
  • Country/Region: United States
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Human Resources
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: CDC03514
  • Date of publication: 2020.05.27



The Payroll and Compensation Manager provides full support and oversight to all aspects related to payroll for a domestic and foreign population that totals up to approximately 500 people between US and Canada. The Payroll Manager is also responsible for implementing processes and procedures to drive accuracy and efficiency in both payroll calculation and payments reconciliation.

Other responsibilities of the position include preparation for impact of proposed changes on the operational environment of various human resources applications, in regard to data management and information retrieval, as well as recommend appropriate changes and enhancements, coordinate project team efforts, implement and direct rollout activities.



  • Create a standard payroll approval process to drive controls, from payroll calculation to bank cash out reconciliation
  • Develop policies, process and procedures to grant payroll compliance in multi-state environment
  • Calculate payroll earnings manually, including bonus and commission payout by synthesizing individual and boutique sales performance
  • Lead process improvement efforts by suggesting and developing system integrations between company systems, to drive efficiencies and establish best practices
  • Maintain HR and payroll data integrity in the systems by running queries, analyzing data, and creating and running various audits
  • Partner with third party vendor, Corporate HR Manager and Department Manager on all leaves of absences including Short-Term Disability, FMLA, and Worker's Compensation claims
  • Act as a leader and subject matter expert on company leaves and handle disputes, requests for information and other leave-related matters
  • Prepare communications to employees former employees about benefit programs, procedures, changes, and government-mandated disclosures
  • Monitor and ensure the accurate payment to all employee on an approved leave of absence
  • Manage the timekeeping process utilizing empower system for all employees, exempt & non-exempt, ensuring that hours are properly tracked and paid
  • Implement and maintain HRIS & Payroll Systems and other databases and tables, including but not limited to, Ulti-pro & Empower
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and prepare EEOC, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Multi-State Reporting and other statutory compliance as required
  • Partner with Legal to address employee compliance in accordance with federal, state, local and provincial laws
  • Collaborate with shared service center, functional and technical staff, both internal and external, to achieve required Payroll results
  • Manage intercompany recharges
  • Design communication strategies to train and educate management teams on the payroll approval process and compliance responsibility
  • Assist with processing 401k payouts and loans
  • Processing monthly invoices for HR department, including but not limited to employee benefit financing
  • Responsible for special projects as directed to improve and scale compensation and benefit process and strategy



  • 5+ years of payroll, compensation and compliance in a multi-state company
  • Retail experience and advanced Excel proficiency required
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a highly complex work environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to exercise discretion and professionalism with sensitive information
  • Multi-state/Provincial payroll laws and compliance
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong PC skills
  • Strong Microsoft office skills
  • Ulti-pro, ADP Canada, and Empower system experience a plus



  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Ability to professionally interact with management and coworkers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, multi-tasking and prioritizing capabilities
  • Travel may be required

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