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Payroll Manager



Accounting & Finance
Chicago, IL, USA · Indianapolis, IN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024


Based in the former warehouse district of Fulton Market, Chicago’s lively West Loop area, which is now a hip corporate and entertainment area known for creative global and modern American restaurants, we have easy access to public transport, great restaurants, and an awesome office roof deck. You will join a highly effective, caring team in an office full of natural light, bikes, and donuts! Meet your teammates for a lakefront ride, yoga on the rooftop, or lunch on the balcony in between all the fun. Not all SRAM employees are cyclists, but we all have a passion for creating our world class products. Enjoy a work environment focused on peer collaboration, continuous improvement, and hands-on creation of high-quality, robust bike components. As the Payroll Manager for SRAM, you will be responsible for overseeing and administering all aspects of payroll processing and compliance for employees in North America (currently US + Canada).


  • Process and manage accurate and timely biweekly payroll end to end for 900+ professional and manufacturing employees across multiple states & provinces and multiple entities
  • Support off-cycle payroll processing as required
  • Develop and maintain payroll policies, procedures, and documentation to ensure consistent and efficient operations. Serve as subject-matter expert, educating employees on SRAM policies, and managing quick resolution of any payroll issues
  • Reconcile, research and partner with UKG on payroll tax filings, variances and outstanding notices; including quarterly and annual reports. Partner with finance team to reconcile
  • Complete bi-weekly post-payroll process, including funding HSA/FSA/LSA and 401(k) accounts as well as resolving any discrepancies with pay checks and employee accounts
  • Stay up to date with federal, state, and provincial payroll compliance and tax regulations in North America to ensure that payroll practices remain in compliance
  • Complete year end processes, including generating year-end statements such as W-2s, 1099s, and T4s; updating deduction rates, limit codes, pay calendars, and expat year end gross up
  • Continuously evaluate and improve payroll processes and procedures for efficiency and accuracy. Manage and optimize payroll systems, ensuring data integrity, accuracy, and confidentiality
  • Manage timeclocks and time & attendance set-ups to support time tracking
  • Lead internal and external audits related to payroll, such as 401(k), payroll and worker's compensation. Provide necessary documentation and support during audit processes


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business Management, Human Resources, Finance or related discipline required, or equivalent relevant experience
  • 5 years’ knowledge of / experience in processing multi-state payroll, international payroll experience preferred
  • Proficiency in using payroll software (UKG preferred), Excel, and HRIS systems
  • Strong understanding of local, state, an international payroll regulations and tax laws
  • Excellent analytical, project management, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to work with confidential data
  • Outstanding credibility through living the core values
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong focus on discretion and confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate effectively cross-functionally
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultures and people
  • Strong customer service skills with a focus on employee education

About SRAM

SRAM LLC is one of the world's largest suppliers of components to the bike industry. Established in Chicago in 1987, SRAM continues to promote cycling through its products, its advocacy, and its employees who are dedicated to improving the cycling experience. Today, SRAM employs more than 5,000+ employees, in 20+ locations, across 10+ countries. SRAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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