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Senior Manager of Payroll Operations

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Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Company: TTX Company

City: Chicago, IL 

Job Summary

Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Manager of Payroll oversees and directs all aspects of the payroll function and payroll staff ensuring timely, accurate and effective processing of payroll disbursements for all employees in compliance with federal, state and local tax regulations and requirements, as well as, internal policies and procedures.  These responsibilities include payroll processing, accounting, reporting, and compliance.  In addition, the incumbent provides data to others for salary, payroll taxes, headcount, and incentive compensation budgeting and forecasting.  The Senior Manager of Payroll will lead all payroll projects and continuously look for ways to automate and improve payroll processes.  The Senior Manager of Payroll will participate in cross functional projects which involve payroll processing and procedures.  The Senior Manager of Payroll will ensure the accuracy of all statements issued to employees and taxing authorities and for general ledger transactions.  The incumbent will ensure proper controls are in place, policies and procedures are documented, and payroll functions are efficiently performed.  Note that TTX is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.


What’s in it for YOU?

TTX Company is committed to the health, wellness, financial security and development of our employees.

  • NO COST Family Medical and Dental Care Coverage
  • 401K w/Company Match
  • Company Provided Pension Plan
  • Two Free Onsite Fitness Facilities in Chicago
  • Generous Vacation and Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Work Life Balance
  • Professional Development with Continuous Learning Opportunities



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent preferred
  • 7-10 years’ payroll managing experience for a multi-state payroll department, including staff management
  • Certified Payroll Professional designation desired
  • Demonstrated experience in managing ADP payroll system within an outsource relationship
  • Experience with ADP and Oracle Payroll Cloud highly desirable
  • Legislative and award compliance – ability to interpret relevant awards and legislation
  • Customer focus
  • Ability to create, review and supply policies and procedures
  • Railroad Retirement Tax Act experience a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Proactive and focused on results
  • Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Ability to manage and lead staff to excellent performance
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be highly organized
  • Demonstrated team leadership ability.
  • Attention to detail
  • Business process improvement experience
  • Problem solving ability, analytical and numeracy skills.
  • Project Management experience


Physical Job Requirements

(The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

General office environment; may be required to travel.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit (remain stationary within work area) and use hands to finger, handle, feel and reach.  The employee is occasionally required to move about (stand, walk).  The employee must occasionally lift and/or transport up to 10 pounds.  Correctable vision required for close, distance, and color vision capabilities.


The above job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Location:  Chicago, IL
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: Manager 
Employment Status:  Employee (Full-Time) 
FLSA Status: Exempt  
Direct Reports: Yes

TTX Company is a leading provider of railcars and related freight car management services to the North American rail industry. TTX’s pool of railcars is ideal for supporting shippers in the intermodal, automotive, paper & forest, metals, machinery, wind energy and other markets where flatcars, boxcars and gondolas are required. 

TTX Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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