Payroll Director in Winston-Salem, NC at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 10/1/2019

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Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for ensuring that payroll is processed accurately, efficiently, and timely and will ensure compliance with all country, federal, state, local payroll and regulatory requirements. This leader also has ownership over the administration of payroll policies and procedures, regulations, payroll tax compliance, and all master payroll calendars and processing schedules. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Manage the overall corporate payroll functions including payroll processing, payroll taxes, reviewing and revising policies and procedures, as well as internal controls, system review and upgrades
  • Oversee execution of the bi-weekly payroll process from start to end, ensuring timely and accurate processing, delivery, and reconciliation of all business unit payroll runs across the United States
  • Continuously evaluate the payroll process and implement improvements where needed
  • Make recommendations for automating payroll processes, upgrading payroll software, and correcting any payroll problems
  • Coordinate external and internal audits related to payroll, making sure the payroll department is adhering to company and legal standards
  • Oversee payroll controls and compliance to identify, resolve, and avoid payroll compliance issues
  • Provide approvals and troubleshoot problems as needed, providing coaching and mentoring to staff in support of resolution
  • Manage the preparation of reports with summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages
  • Ensure payroll tax payments are in compliance with applicable federal, state and local tax laws
  • Ensure Payroll policies and procedures are applied appropriately and recommend changes and improvements to existing processes to expedite workflow and to enhance customer service
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforce adherence to requirements; advise Senior Vice President of Human Resources on needed actions
  • Support all business initiatives which require support from payroll (i.e. system updates, changes in attendance policies, changes to employee benefits and compensation, etc.)
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives within the payroll function, partnering with HR, Finance, and business leaders to drive standardization of all payroll policies and procedures. Identifies and implements control and compliance mechanisms
  • Develop a payroll integration strategy for acquisitions and a successful plan for execution of these activities


Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 10+ years of payroll administration experience
  • 5+ years of experience leading a team
  • Experience with multi-state tax compliance and payroll tax functions
  • Experience with Federal/State relations and payroll law knowledge
  • Experience with multiple vendors, including vendor management and negotiations
  • Sound business acumen and judgement
  • Strong planning, organization, delegation, and decision-making abilities
  • Highly motivated with a strong customer focus
  • Advanced skill level required in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to communicate and collaborate with all levels across the organization
  • Ability to partner with other members of the HR team as well as cross-functionally at all levels of the organization
  • Adaptability with experience in managing in an evolving environment.
  • Analytical skills and detail orientation.
  • Must be able and willing to travel 20+ % of the time
  •  Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources or related field
  • Experience with Workday
  • Prior experience working with international or global payroll

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Job posting ID: 2019-1973/1

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About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.

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