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VP of Payroll

Company: First Financial Bank
Location: Abilene
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Were always looking for bright individuals to join our growing organization. As a part of the First Financial Family, we will invest in your development and provide a dynamic work environment where youre challenged, valued and empowered every day. We strive to be the best destination for the industrys top talent, creating a diverse, collaborative workplace that celebrates innovation and change. We are one team, working together to get things done. Job Description: Responsible for the management of First Financial Banks complex payroll, including the direction and development of payroll department processes and procedures, the supervision of payroll staff members, and payroll and record-keeping for all forms of compensation and the various employee and executive benefits programs. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs all payroll related job functions, which include processing semi-monthly payroll, all related tax reporting, benefit and payroll deductions, maintenance of the timekeeper accruals for holding company banks and subsidiary companies. Ensures that the end payroll product and its processes are compliant with established internal controls and all state and federal regulations. Works closely with Bank management team to ensure all special compensation circumstances are scheduled and paid according to compensation agreements and employment contracts. Reviews each payroll prior to submission, paying special attention to payroll changes made by staff, to ensure accuracy, timeliness and conformity with company guidelines. Monitors and reviews payroll tax deposits, filings and perform reconciliation. Oversees annual preparation of W-2 income reporting and facilitates corrections if needed. Advises the EVP- Human Resources of possible resolutions when problematic payroll issues arise Maintain payroll best practices, bring forth process improvement ideas, and adjustments needed to be changed or streamlined and communicates with the appropriate individuals Prepares Annual Workers Compensation Report for insurance rates. Prepares necessary information for the annual salary budgeting process Prepares and provides various reports to internal departments (i.e. Compensation Committee, Accounting, Audit) and outside agencies (i.e. BLS, state and federal governmental surveys) as needed. Works closely with HRIS team to monitor and maintain relationship with the third-party payroll ACH/tax filing company. Responsible for providing all necessary payroll information to various internal and external auditors in a timely and efficient manner Maintains records for employee deferrals and calculates and processes employer match for the various companies participating in the 401K Plan. Provides the data referenced above to the 401K Plan Administrator for annual discrimination testing and 5500 filing by established deadlines for each company. Acts as primary point of contact for the banks HCEs for the non-qualified deferred compensation plan, including the coordination of annual enrollment for deferrals and bonuses and aiding the third-party administrator and participating employees. Provides leadership and instruction for payroll department employees. Partners with the Accounting Department on all payroll related functions. Processes and completes salary surveys. Obeys all applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) including the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Handles other duties or special projects as assigned. Additional duties include budget worksheets, end of month reporting, salary surveys, state reporting, special projects. Actively participate Customer Service First program and culture and support the values of the organization and follow established Bank policies and procedures. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in Accounting or a Business-related degree field Ten years of payroll processing management experience in a large company is required. Experience in the financial industry is preferred Experience with Workday Payroll processing preferred Must be proficient in Windows applications Word, Excel and Access. Important to this position are integrity, confidentiality, reliability, and professional work ethic. Incumbent must demonstrate excellent mathematical aptitude, initiative, and ability to work under pressure, and handling of multiple tasks. Excellent communication skills, organization skills, and professional demeanor are a must. The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to decide the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Since 1890,First Financial has been serving the financial needs of customers just like you. Not just through good times, but during difficult years too. Wesurvived the Great Depression, the collapse of the Texas economy in the 1980s, and the Great Recession. Throughout it all, weremain a place of stability and trust for our customers. While other banks have come and gone, First Financial continuesto grow through acquisitions, new branches, and the expansion of our services. Today, First Financial Bankshares is recognized as one of the nation's top performing banks. In fact, Bank Director Magazine has named First Financial as one of the top 10 banks in the nation in the $5 Billion to $50 Billion asset category in each of the past 10 years. It goes without saying, First Financial is not your everyday bank. Our One Bank, Multiple Regions concept combines the best of Big Bank customer benefits with the local decision making and involvement of a community bank. The Company includes multiple banking regions with 78 convenient locations throughout Texas, and we offer convenient banking options with a local, personal touch. And because were one bank, you can visit any of our locations and receive the same friendly service. Of course, much of our success comes from the lifelong relationships weve built with people just like you. Providing excellence customer service is the focus of everything we do. Every day were here to help you make sound financial decisions. And dont be surprised if you step through the door and see a familiar face. Many of our employees are leaders in the community. After all, being involved with the community is an important part of who we are. Discover for yourself how at First Financial, its You First. 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