Payroll Lead

Batavia, IL 60510

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Accounting Job Number: Na467121 Compensation: 32.50

Job Description

Sterling Engineering has partnered with a large research lab in the Northwest Chicagoland Suburbs. They have created the need for a Payroll Lead to join their team. This is a great opportunity to step into a large company and work in a cross-functional payroll/accounting role. This will be a 1 year+ contract with benefits and opportunity for some hybrid work.


  • Prepare sophisticated financial statements/reports for management, the Department of Energy, taxing bodies, and others within or outside of the Laboratory. 
  • Analyze complex problems or discrepancies and implement corrective action or provide supervisor with analysis and recommended action.
  •  Build or uses systems query tool to meet the information needs in the area of assignment. 
  • Interact with and provides information to employees, users and outside individuals or organizations, including explaining unusual or complex transactions or procedures. 
  • Create and transmit sensitive, confidential data to third parties. 
  • Maintain, revise, and review policies, procedures and systems. 
  • Develop test cases and/or perform testing related to the implementation or upgrade of financial software applications, as assigned. 
  • Interact with computing personnel in identifying, reporting, testing, and resolving system problems and/or implementing system enhancements.

What We Need: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and 5 years of proven experience managing a payroll department and inhouse payroll processing at a medium to large organization. 
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft payroll, Kronos (timecard), Ceridian (tax filing) and Workday. 
  • Knowledgeable about Wage garnishment and Child support reporting. 
  • Union payroll experience.

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