Payroll Manager

Green Bay, WI, USA Req #2170
Thursday, August 31, 2023

At KI, we believe knowing our customers helps us serve them better. We listen. We observe. We understand that each customer has unique needs. So, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make smart furniture decisions by offering expert advice, design options and personalized solutions. Since 1941, we’ve positioned KI as the furniture company that best understands the furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the smart solutions. By targeting specific markets with solutions for business furniture, university furniture, educational furniture, healthcare furniture and government furniture, we can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs – including the choice to procure furniture according to what fits their ordering and fulfillment process. KI is a 100% employee-owned and operated company. That’s why we say we offer far more than furniture. We’re Furnishing Knowledge.

KI has an opening for a Payroll Manager in our Finance Department at our Corporate headquarters in Green Bay, WI. This position collaborates with the Vice President of Finance to set the strategic direction for payroll. This position also includes providing tactical and operational oversight for payroll, as well as developing and maintaining processes and procedures.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of payroll regulations and compliance, strong project management experience, advanced knowledge of Ceridian Dayforce or a relevant human capital management (HCM) system, and utilize business insight to impact, influence and support business partners across the organization. Candidates will also have to be flexible with work hours when required by business conditions, including working occasional weekends or holidays as required to support the payroll process.  Candidates must also have excellent verbal and written communication skills and enjoy working in a team-centered environment.


  • Management/Supervision
    • Management, training, mentorship, and hiring of the payroll staff
    • Support cross-training to ensure no gaps in service
    • Responsible for personnel matters including adherence to corporate policies, conflict resolution, disciplinary action, and employee recognition
    • Set and communicate individual staff performance expectations and periodically review actual performance against expected performance
  • Payroll Advisory Services
    • Serve as the subject matter expert and the primary Ceridian Dayforce resource to ensure that payroll policies, procedures, and related projects are appropriately applied
  • Payroll Processing & Analysis
    • Oversee the accurate preparation, documentation, distribution and reconciliation of payroll
    • Oversee all processing procedures, adherence to policies and maintain confidentiality
    • Oversee and / or participate in payroll activities related to month-end close, reporting, budget and audit


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field
  • Certified Payroll Professional accreditation
  • 5 years related experience in a supervisory or managerial role
  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll practices, procedures, regulations, and requirements  
  • Experience processing payroll for multi-state companies and Canada
  • Knowledge and experience working with Ceridian Dayforce or a related HCM system, including relationship management and case creation/management/resolution, and payroll and reporting solutions

KI takes pride in being 100% employee owned. Our Employee Share Ownership Program (ESOP) is very valued within the company and can have amazing long-term value. Other benefits include:

  • Paid vacation, sick, holidays and even your birthday off!
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Short- & long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) match
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Onsite cafe
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Frequent wellness activities throughout company

KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Green Bay, WI, USA