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Payroll Manager for a growing and stable Company in the Portland Metro area. This is an opportunity to work with a team that embodies collaboration and partnership. We'd love to find a Payroll Manager who is enthusiastic about process improvement and leading our payroll function to improved systems use.  


Job Highlights:

  • Manage Multi-State Payroll processing for up to 500+ employees
  • Supervises 1 Payroll Clerk
  • Own all General Ledger Journal for Payroll Function, Benefits allowance and deductions, garnishments, payroll tax, and payroll systems
  • Work in partnership with Finance and HR to collaborate for a seamless employee experience and proper reporting
  • Project Manage various initiatives to improve payroll operations and reporting



  • 5+ years of Payroll experience including Management of team, processes, and systems
  • CPP Certification or BS in Business/HR
  • Strong experience using ADP systems
  • Experience in a leadership capacity, giving advice on Payroll processes and strategy
  • Strong understanding of payroll and payroll tax law, correct policy and procedures as it relates to payroll
  • Knowledge of state and federal law surrounding tax, garnishments, FMLA laws, new hires and terminations, benefits, etc.
  • Well-honed problem solving skills
  • Professional communication capabilities


Parker+Lynch is working exclusively with our company in this search. We conduct customized searches for our clients and candidates, and will treat all information as confidential. If you are qualified and interested, please reach out to the recruiter you know at Parker+Lynch. You can also send a resume directly to [email protected].



Direct hire via Reliant Search, Inc.


Reports directly to the CFO and works closely with the Senior Accounting staff for a long-standing client. This role has a dedicated office and works on-site, close-in NE Portland. (not public transit friendly)


Payroll Specialist/HR primary functions:

  • Process weekly in-house payroll for approximately 120 employees
  • Ensure timely & accurate payroll administration in compliance with 5 unions, exempt & non-exempt
  • Process payroll tax deposits to meet state & federal timelines
  • Process weekly expense reports
  • Process assigned vendor payments
  • Ensure accuracy of withholdings to state, federal, and local entities
  • Manage new hire orientation, paperwork, and reporting
  • Administer benefits
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and year end tasks as assigned


This role works onsite for an essential business, all CV-19 measures in place.

Full benefits and competitive benefits.



  • A minimum of two years payroll experience (in-house payroll experience preferred, but not required)
  • Computerized accounting experience in ERP preferred (UltiPro, SAGE, QuickBooks, etc)
  • Intermediate computer experience in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.


Skill, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Exceptional self-starter
  • Good analytical and problem solving
  • Attention to detail, excellent time management
  • Excellent communications and customer service in responding to payroll inquiries
  • Timely follow-up, takes ownership of the role and delivers quality work
  • Fosters a team environment


Working Conditions:

  • Fast paced office environment, performing various tasks concurrently
  • Overtime required as needed throughout the year to meet payroll responsibilities


To learn more about Reliant Search, please visit our website at or contact us directly to discuss your career possibilities.

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