AAR CORP Senior Payroll Manager in PALM BAY, Florida

Title: Senior Payroll Manager

Location: United States-Florida-Palm Bay

Job Number: 9245


The Senior Payroll Manager is the leader of payroll operations for AAR Government Services Group and provides expertise, strategic direction and guidance regarding payroll related functions. The Senior Manager maintains relationships with critical vendors associated with the process and is relied upon to ensure the function is performed, accurately, timely and in a confidential manner. The Senior Manager has overall responsibility to create, identify, develop and implement improvements to the payroll process and new and enhanced payroll services, systems, and functionality.


  • Responsible for the preparation andprocessing of bi-weekly payrolls for domestic and international locationsand/or electronic transfers to bank accounts. Maintains knowledge of hostcountry regulations.

  • Review and ensure accuracy of payrollcalculations, off-cycle checks, approved timesheets, garnishments and other specialpayroll deductions.

  • Ensure Payroll is processed incompliance with multi-state wage and hour laws.

  • Ensure SOX compliance by adhering tointernal control requirements, maintaining updated documentation for Payroll relatedprocesses, and providing recommendations as appropriate.

  • Partner with Human Resources and otherbusiness partners to ensure accurate and timely transfer of data between departmentsand systems.

  • Balance the payroll accounts and resolvepayroll discrepancies.

  • Manage the payroll function of processingelectronic timesheets, compiling payroll statistics, maintaining payroll controlrecords, recording hours of work, and calculating payrolls.

  • Manage a staff of up to eight employees.Responsible for employee performance, promotional recommendations, transfers,and disciplinary actions.

  • Manage payroll records by reviewing andapproving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, job titles,and department/ division transfers.

  • Report preparation by compilingsummaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxablewages.

  • Create ad hoc reports in support of theorganization as necessary.

  • Determine payroll liabilities byapproving the calculation of employee federal and state income and socialsecurity taxes, and employer’s social security, unemployment, and workerscompensation payments.

  • Comply with federal, state, and locallegal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcingadherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

  • Maintain payroll guidelines by writingand updating policies and procedures.

  • Perform special projects or other dutiesas requested.


  • Commitment to companyvalues and ethics

  • Dependability:personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasksaccurately

  • Motivation: mustmaintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

  • Organization: verydetail oriented and always comes prepared

  • Communication:excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

  • Analytical skills: mustbe able to gather information and use data to determine cause and effect forcomplex problem solving

  • Time management:ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and effectively deal withtight deadlines and pressure

  • Initiative: plans workand carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems oropportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • BA / BS in Business Administration,Finance or Accounting or related discipline or a minimum of ten years related experienceor a minimum of ten years equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 8years of payroll processing experience for a public company with multi-statepayroll

  • Minimum 5 years as a Payroll Managerworking for a public company with multi-state payroll.

  • Knowledge of administering Payroll forstaff deployed overseas and staff in rotational positions overseas.

  • Knowledge of state and federal wageand tax laws and overtime requirements.

  • Experience with ADP Payroll softwareis preferred.


  • The physical demandsand work environment characteristics described here are representative of thosethat must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties ofthis job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach andmove about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position isan office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional businessenvironment.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran