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Payroll Manager

Company name
Actuant Corporation.

Menomonee Falls, WI, United States

Employment Type

Accounting, Hr, Manager, Project Management

Posted on
Jan 07,2019

Valid Through
Apr 22,2019


Actuant Corporation, founded in 1910, is a $1.2B diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems.

Our vision is to provide customers with the mission critical tools, systems and services that enable safe and productive solutions, while earning superior returns for Actuant shareholders. We can only achieve this vision by hiring top talent. Come join a global company that has a motivated, customer-oriented, and continuous improvement focused workforce with huge opportunity for career growth and development.

Our company is headquartered across from a park in beautiful Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and we have many exciting perks including a robust wellness program, scholarships and tuition reimbursement, and flexible working hours. We also have a newly updated café and an on-site gym with a personal trainer.

Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol ATU. For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the Company’s website at

, or visit the links below:

Our Leadership Team

Fact Sheet


Job Title

: Payroll Manager


: Menomonee Falls, WI


Actuant is looking to hire an energetic and experienced professional to manage all aspects of the payroll department, including multi-state payroll processing for 2000 domestic employees and the administration of the timekeeping and expense reporting systems. The Payroll Manager is responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of the payroll duties, while maintaining compliance with Company controls and policies. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, provide leadership and direction to staff and have strong problem solving and interpersonal skills. The Payroll Manager will also need to be able to manage several projects simultaneously with the ability to be detail oriented and hands-on. A strong understanding of payroll and benefits processes, along with existing knowledge of Kronos and Oracle systems will be critical in this role.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Active involvement and ownership in the processing of weekly payroll, maintenance of the timekeeping system (Kronos) and administration of employee expense reporting process (global).

Perform specific payroll duties including, update employee data in payroll software, address federal and state payroll tax issues, process employee garnishments and maintain payroll records consistent with current laws.

Foster a team environment of continuous improvement, timely communication and quality/accurate execution of payroll department responsibilities.

Supervise a staff of 2 payroll analysts, ensuring department tasks and objectives are completed, stretch goals are established and proper collaboration with internal customers (finance, treasury, human resources).

Work with business units to stay apprised of organizational changes or reporting requirements that may impact payroll and to ensure timely, accurate and compliant payroll processing

Coordinate with Corporate tax department on state registrations and provide tax department state apportionment annually

Participate in acquisition activities (centralization of payroll processing in shared services center) and divestiture activities (transition services), as needed.

Maintain Oracle software for pay codes, deductions and schedules. Serve as main point of contact for various 3


party providers, including Oracle.

Manage compliance with various Federal, state and local agencies for payroll taxes and ensure proper reporting of W-2 wage information for all Actuant US employees

Provide appropriate payroll data, monthly reports and accounting information to Finance, Human Resources, and other Actuant functional areas

Oversee global expense reporting system (Concur), including personnel updates, maintenance of the system, monthly reporting, user support and continued global rollout.

Oversee compliance of Actuant auto allowance program and provide data for annual workers compensation audit.

Draft policies and procedures related to payroll processing, auto allowance and travel & expense matters

Drive simplification of processes in all areas of responsibility while maintaining compliance with corporate finance policies and Sarbanes-Oxley controls for payroll.

Required Skills:

Demonstrates ability to independently analyze payroll problems, opportunities and circumstances and their potential impacts on the Business and make effective recommendations/decisions

Demonstrates capability to listen and communicate orally and in writing to a wide spectrum of team members, including Actuant Leadership

Respond resourcefully, flexibly and positively to the opportunities and challenges of working in a complex environment. Demonstrates ability to adapt and embrace fast-paced organizational change

Drive to continuously improve processes within the payroll organization

Establishes relationships inside and outside of the organization that enhance levels of cooperation and collaboration

Adept at handling sensitive and confidential situations and information

Required Experience:

Requires two or four-year degree in accounting/finance/business and 7 years of payroll experience (including multi-state)3 years supervisory experience (minimum)

Knowledge of Oracle and Kronos highly preferred

Knowledge of Federal, state, and local payroll tax laws

Demonstrated knowledge of executive and expatriate compensation

Understanding of general ledger accounting

Demonstrated capability to listen and communicate orally and in writing to a wide spectrum of Team Members, to include Actuant Leadership

Knowledge of Concur expense reporting software a plus

Strong project management skills

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Direct Reports

Two payroll analysts

If you’re looking for a unique, exciting career with variety and potential for growth, Actuant offers challenges & extraordinary rewards for people on a global scale. Choose opportunity –

choose Actuant!

EEO/AA (W/M/Vets/Disability) Employer


Job Location

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States

Company info

Actuant Corporation.
Website :

Company Profile
Actuant Corporation is a $1.4B diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant business operations are divided into three segments focused on the markets we serve.Actuant will double in revenue over five years with improving profit margins across a diverse group of market leading businesses. We will be known as a growth company that is operationally excellent. This will be accomplished by: ► Organic ► Globalization ► Acquisitions ► Continuous Improvement To achieve this vision, we need a motivated, customer-orientated workforce with a bias for action and a focus on Actuant's Return on Invested Capital business model.

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