Payroll Manager at SilkRoad Technology

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Job Description

SilkRoad is the world's leader in strategic onboarding for global workforce readiness and transformation. We help organizations prepare their people for change by designing intentional, personalized journeys to increase retention and maximize agility throughout their careers. SilkRoad combines our leading strategic onboarding capabilities with world-class consulting services to deliver highly scalable, personalized experiences that engage employees and drive long-term business performance such as productivity, profitability, growth and agility.
SilkRoad is seeking a dynamic Payroll Manager to manage payroll administration and all related functions. The Payroll Manager is a key member of the Finance team that works closely with the Human Resources team as well. 

Your contributions to Silkroad will include:

  • Review new and changed employee details in the payroll system and reconcile to appropriate documentation. Process changes to employee payroll data.
  • Maintain payroll related validation tables in ADP payroll. Coordinate with ADP to set up new earnings, deductions codes, special calculations such as 401(k) match, GTL, state withholding, unemployment and local tax accounts.
  • Coordinate with ADP any changes that affect the general ledger interface from ADP.
  • Manage semi-monthly and one-off multi-state and Canadian payroll runs, including all withholdings and garnishments. Ensure accuracy, resolve any discrepancies, and prepare related reports.
  • Perform month end close for payroll and related accounts.
  • Ensure compliance of ADP and Ceridian Canada tax filing with regards to federal, state, and local filings.
  • Ensure compliance with other relevant tax (not included in ADP & Ceridian tax filing), workers compensation and other regulations.
  • Prepare reports from payroll system to upload into Fidelity 401(k) and Basic FSA each pay period.
  • Prepare and provide schedules and documents for audits (e.g. financial, 401(k), workers compensation).
  • Input employee stock options into an equity plan management system, maintain employee records, and record stock option activity.
  • Manage annual W-2, T-4 process and prepare annual tax forms 3921 for exercised options.
  • Document and assess current processes and implement improvements to controls and processes.
  • Maintain current knowledge of payroll-related federal and state regulations.
  • Prepare and review additional analysis and reports, and other special projects, as requested.
Required Skills
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to work autonomously.
  • Strong organization and time management skills and an ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • High level of discretion and a clear and professional verbal and written communication style.
  • Proficiency with ADP and Excel. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP is a plus. Experience implementing new accounting systems is a plus.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) certification.
  • Minimum of seven years' full cycle multi-state payroll experience for at least 100 full time and hourly employees in the US and Canada. Other international experience is a plus.
  • Experience using ADP payroll system and ADP reporting.
  • Experience working in a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) or other technology company is a plus.
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We're located at Wacker & Monroe on the Chicago River, steps away from Union Station. The plaza is a great place to enjoy summer sun and food trucks!

An Insider's view of SilkRoad Technology

What are some social events your company does?

We hold social events in the office often at SilkRoad. We have an awesome culture here, so we often have social events to celebrate birthdays, weddings, baby showers, etc. of employees in our Chicago office. We also always have social events when remote employees are in the Chicago office. For example, the other week we had a “game day” at the end


Manager, Client Renewals

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My role is to actively work with client company executive sponsors and their subject matter experts and to also play a unique role internally within SilkRoad. I collaborate internally with marketing, sales, services, product management & development to bring forth the client’s voice, industry knowledge/trends, best-practices, & thought leadership.


Sr. Director, Strategy & Transformation

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I transitioned from an SDR to a Client Executive, where the opportunities for growth are endless. During weekly meetings with Bob Dvorak (CEO) we strategize on my Fortune 500 accounts, discuss company direction and laugh about off topic discussions. I am grateful to have the CEO’s ear and be in an enterprise closing situation early in my career.


Client Executive

What are SilkRoad Technology Perks + Benefits

SilkRoad Technology Benefits Overview

We complement an environment that fosters success and fun, with a full range of benefits and perks to meet the needs of you and your family. SilkRoad aims to provide peace of mind when it comes to employee's health and financial well-being. We offer a wide range of benefits including health and life insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, volunteer program, and expanded maternity and paternity leave. The perk that transcends the rest is our flexible, work happy environment! SilkRoadies enjoy generous paid time off, flexible work options, and dress for your day freedom.

Volunteer in local community
Paid day off to volunteer and office-based volunteer activities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $10000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave and an additional 4 weeks of unpaid leave, for a total of 16 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Flexible Time Off - SilkRoadies love the Flexible PTO policy. Our flexible paid time off benefit can be used for vacation, personal / family illness, or personal reasons.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our Volunteer Time Off program provides employees 8 hours per year of paid time off to volunteer.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
SilkRoad offers commuter spending accounts
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Occasional office lunches are provided.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
SilkRoad hosts lunch and learn meetings throughout the year.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

SilkRoad realizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Our generous PTO and flexible work environment support this balance. For most positions, you control where and how the work gets done. Of course some jobs require more structure, particularly those that directly interface with our customers, but our overall philosophy is that you control your work dynamics and the results are what matter most.

We embrace a people-first culture and have built an environment where employees are valued, and their voices heard. We continually evaluate our benefits programs to ensure they meet the needs of our employees.

Happy, engaged employees mean happy clients!

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