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Payroll Manager - 2476 in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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    Houston, TX
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Job Description


Manages all functions and processes related to the US and Canada-based payrolls for the Westlake Chemicals Companies.  Possesses a keen working knowledge of the functions and processes related to the global payrolls for the Westlake Chemicals Companies.  Manages the supervisory-level personnel of the payroll staff.  Provides metrics and analytical reporting globally.


  • Provides leadership to managers, supervisors and/or professional staff
  • Develops departmental plans, including, but not limited to business, production and/or organizational priorities
  • Manages special projects and ad hoc requests
  • Adheres to the internal Management of Change (“MOC”) processes that have been established for the greater Human Resources department
  • Controls resources and/or policy formation for US and Canada payrolls
  • Directs the functional processes of the overall department
  • Oversees global payroll functionality/processes
  • Establishes audit trails and reviews periodic internal audit results to ensure there have been no compromises in data amongst all systems that are integrated with the payroll systems.
  • Develops and maintains complete documentation of payroll system functionalities.
  • Identifies needed payroll system upgrades; drives to completion.
  • Reviews processes/systems on periodic basis to identify opportunities for process improvement and streamline administration.
  • Identifies and develops analytical reports that will be used by client teams.
  • Establishes and adheres to an annual budget.
  • Remains abreast of changes in laws and regulations affecting overall domestic & global payroll administration.
  • Maintains current and detailed knowledge of all Company plans, programs and benefits as they relate to payroll administration.
  • Performs special projects and assignments as required by management.


  • In-depth knowledge of the Company’s payroll systems (currently Workday and KRONOS) and general knowledge of all systems that are integrated and/or interfaced into the payroll systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of SOX requirements and the Company’s Delegation of Authority guidelines.
  • In-depth knowledge of FLSA, DOL, IRS and other payroll laws/regulations and ability to interpret and apply those to ongoing payroll administration efforts.
  • In-depth knowledge of Canadian payroll laws and regulations and ability to interpret and apply those to ongoing payroll administration efforts.
  • Global payroll experience a plus
  • Proven project management skills
  • Solid analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to use independent judgement with discretion
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with changing priorities
  • Ability to manage activities of the payroll staff and provide clear and concise direction to support staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team work orientation to address any issues with discretion, confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to communicate directly with all levels of management


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required if acceptable equivalent experience exists.
  • Minimum of 12+ years of experience with multi-state payroll processing and 5 years of supervisory experience.  Certified Payroll Professional designation a plus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, or walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as m=normally based in an open office concept.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel up to 10% including air travel and/or auto travel.


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