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Brady Corporation


Payroll Manager 


Milwaukee, WI



Brady makes products that make the world a safer and more productive place. We are a global leader in safety, identification and compliance solutions for a diverse range of workplaces. From the depths of the ocean to outer space, from the factory floor to the delivery room - we’re just about everywhere you look. Companies around the world trust Brady because of our deep expertise and knowledge across a wide range of industries and applications - powered by our world-class manufacturing capabilities.

We have a diverse customer base in industries including electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, healthcare, aerospace and more. As of July 31, 2023, Brady employed approximately 5,600 people worldwide. Our fiscal 2023 sales were approximately $1.33 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. You can learn more about us at www.bradyid.com.


Position Summary: The Payroll Manager is a self-sufficient hands-on-leader with a business mindset responsible for all aspects of the payroll process supporting approximately 1,750 employees in North America. This role will be responsible for processing both weekly and bi-weekly payrolls, process compliance, inquiry management and resolution, transaction processing and resolving employee and manager questions. The Payroll Manager will be responsible for reviewing the entire payroll process; including vendors and internal processes to improve output and find efficiencies. This unique role is responsible for processing payroll while also managing the overall payroll function for the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately process end-to-end multi-state payroll for our hourly and salaried employees throughout multiple US and Canada locations using ADP Vantage and Workforce Now payroll systems and UKG Pro Time & Attendance.
  • Calculate the withholding for deductions including garnishments, and benefits associated with net earnings. Organize and track all child support, garnishments, tax liens and levies.
  • Ensure payroll records and processes are in compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices as well as internal SOX controls.
  • Coordinate with the payroll vendor on all matters of payroll processing and reporting.
  • Lead all internal and external audits related to payroll.
  • Provide internal customer service to employees and HR, ensuring payroll related inquiries or issues are resolved in a prompt and employee focused manner.
  • Generate payroll reports for various departments on a per payroll or monthly basis.
  • Respond to and/or complete payroll related notices (i.e. VOE’s writs/garnishments, IRS notices)
  • Drive innovative solutions related to process, operations, and to more fully leverage payroll services.
  • Exercise independent judgment to raise questions, detect issues, and perform audits to identify, analyze, and resolve payroll and compliance issues.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • 5 years plus of multi-state employer payroll experience with ownership of the entire payroll process from start to finish.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Expert knowledge of laws, internal controls, best practices, and trends in payroll management.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel with ability to analyze large volumes of data.
  • Analytical mindset with a strong attention to detail, ability to solve problems, and think creatively.
  • Strong communication skills across all levels of the organization.
  • Consistent, proven ability to meet goals and expectations.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (Not Required)

  • Experience processing payroll for California employees is a plus.
  • Comfortable with payroll systems; ADP Vantage and UKG Pro is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Workday as an HCM is a plus.


Go to https://www.bradyid.com/corporate/careers to apply or contact Brie Sorbo, Global Compensation and Benefits Director at brie_sorbo@bradycorp.com


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