Payroll Team Lead

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a Payroll Team Lead position to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment. You will be responsible for managing the Payroll Team operation including directing payroll activities, management and preparation, analysis, maintenance, reconciliation, and review of this complex institutional accounting function. This position is in the Disbursement and Accounting Services of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Organization.

Essential Duties
- Serve as a key member and payroll subject matter expert, provide strategic leadership, direction, and oversight to the Payroll Team to assure services are appropriately aligned to meet customer needs and comply with the provisions of Contract 44, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), applicable California State and General regulations, policies and procedures.
- Supervise exempt and non-exempt staff, providing leadership and day-to-day work direction; formulate Payroll Team goals, objectives and strategies for specific programs, activities and projects; interviewing, hiring, training, and managing the Integrated Performance and Pay Program for the Payroll Team
- Direct and oversee all activities associated with the payroll function, performance measure reporting, and business process reporting, providing guidance, advice, and consultation on related matters. Direct self-assessment programs and internal controls in the Payroll function
- Lead broad review and development of policies and procedures for the time reporting and payment functions; interpret and implement applicable financial/budgetary policies and procedures.
- Make commitments regarding functional responsibilities of the team and the direction of the time reporting and the payroll function.
- Identify and oversee special long-term projects requiring the development of unique solutions to problems of unusual complexity, recommending, and implementing course of action for the payroll function
- Develop, recommend, and oversee implementation of solutions to highly complex problems related to payroll issues. Identify, define, and implement institutional business rules and financial practices; set standards for the time reporting and payment functions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance or related field plus substantial experience, or equivalent education, training, and experience in payroll.
- Comprehensive knowledge of and experience in payroll and accounting, PeopleSoft and/or Oracle Payroll or similar Payroll products, processes, procedures, and systems.
- Extensive experience using complex financial management systems, techniques, and methods. Extensive experience defining system user requirements, writing test plans, performing system testing and documentation, developing solutions to problems of unusual complexity, and recommending and implementing course of action. Proven ability to meet critical, time-urgent deadlines.
- Extensive effective experience leading, managing, or supervising a diverse group of professionals and non-exempt staff. Demonstrated advanced organizational, leadership, and team-building skills to effectively build and lead a diverse work group to achieve organizational and Laboratory goals and objectives. Proven ability to accomplish objectives in a self-directed manner.
- Expertise using interpersonal skills to effectively explain, negotiate, persuade and build consensus among diverse stakeholders and the ability to establish effective working relationships with all levels of personnel, both internal and external to the Laboratory.
- Expert level experience in use of computers and a thorough working knowledge of associated software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
-Extensive experience with advanced problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills necessary to independently advise, recommend, and resolve highly complex problems requiring mature judgment, discretion, and tact, and an ability to negotiate desirable outcomes and affect policy change. Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively explain, present, direct, negotiate, influence, and provide expert payroll advice to employees at all levels.
- Extensive experience making effective and timely decisions on a frequent basis, with high consequence of error and impact, crossing a wide spectrum of topics.
- Experience managing multiple, complex projects and goals, as well as team, departmental, organizational, institutional, and customer objectives.

Desired Qualifications
- Master's degree in Finance/Accounting, or Business Administration or a related field plus extensive experience or the equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
-Previous experience leading a Payroll team
- Experience with LLNL financial/accounting, payroll, and time keeping systems.
- Expert ability to research, interpret, and apply DOE/NNSA or UC or LLNL financial policies and procedures.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

Note: Text revised effective 9/3/2020. This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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