Payroll Manager at Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services. As a third-party logistics provider, we simplify transportation management for our clients and carriers, handling crucial tasks so they can focus on what they do best. From coast to coast, dock to dock, and across all major transportation modes, Echo connects businesses that need to ship their products with carriers who transport goods quickly, securely, and cost-effectively.


The Payroll Manager to oversee all functions in relation to end to end payroll processing. This person will be responsible for processing all payroll and payroll tax functions in conjunction with a Payroll & Benefits Specialist, administering deferred compensation, and performing payroll accounting functions. 



  • Manage payroll workload to meet operational requirements. 

  •  Supervise and co-ordinate activities of payroll staff. 

  • Ensure payroll is processed in an accurate, compliant and timely manner. 

  • Manage compliance with statutory reporting and Tax filing requirements. 

  • Support all internal and external audits related to payroll. 

  • Interpret new legislation impacting payroll. 

  • Perform the functions of the payroll processes for all paygroups using UltiPro Enterprise. 

  • Utilize UltiPro to create reports on statistical payroll information, create ad hoc reports related to payroll. 

  • Recommends or participates in the development of new procedures and policies related to payroll operations utilizing knowledge of state and federal policies and regulations. 

  • Processes garnishments which include child supports, tax levies, student loans, WRIT of garnishments, etc. 

  • Resolves discrepancies with payroll and/or documentation for the purpose of ensuring accuracy of records and employee payments. 

  • Determines payroll liabilities by approving the calculation of employee federal and state income and social security taxes, and employer's social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments. 

  • Assist with the administration of benefit programs by maintaining employee database; responding to requests; researching problems; benefit payment audits and providing information to employees. 

  • Assist with Open Enrollment and ensure benefit elections are accurate and data feeds to payroll process year end reporting as necessary (W2s, 1095C, etc). 



  • College degree required 

  • 5-10 years’ experience owning an entire payroll process.

  • 5 Years Multi State Payroll Experience required 

  • Ultipro experience preferred 

  • Previous management experience preferred (1-2 years’) 

  • 5-10 years’ experience managing internal processes between Accounting and Payroll 

  • Understanding of General Ledger 

  • In depth knowledge of Federal and State regulations and policies in regards to payroll operations 


Work environment/physical demands summary:

This job operates in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office with an open seating floor plan. The employee may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. 

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Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 800 sales representatives hustling to move over 16,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.