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Payroll Management

Payroll Supervisor
Supervises 2 or more Payroll Personnel in carrying out responsibility for payroll preparation/production in the payroll department. Reports to the top payroll position or to a Payroll Manager. Typically requires 3 to 5 years of payroll experience and equivalent training and education. This is a unit supervisor in a department where one unit is responsible for payroll preparation/processing and one or more other units are responsible for tax reporting/records and benefits administration/payroll systems.
IPP designation preferred. This is not the most senior payroll position.

Payroll Manager/Director
Manages the activities of 2 or more units within a large centralised payroll department in carrying out responsibility for payroll preparation/processing and one or more related responsibilities such as tax reporting, benefits-records administration, or payroll systems maintenance. Generally will have one or more Payroll Supervisors as direct reports. Alternately, this employee may manage a regional or sectional payroll and related activities in an organization that has multiple stand-alone payrolls reporting to a centralised payroll authority. Generally requires 5 or more years of payroll or closely related experience. May require a bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or a related field.
IPP designation preferred. This position reports to the most senior payroll position.