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Director of Payroll

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Location: Greenville, SC, United States
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Who We Are:  

Integrated Power Services (IPS) is the leading North American solution provider for power management, electro-mechanical and rotating assets. Serving customers across a wide range of industries, including power generation, utilities, water and wastewater, petrochemicals, air separation, oil & gas, metals, mining, paper, aggregates, and cement. Learn more about how you can unleash your potential with IPS: IPS Recruiting Video

IPS defines world-class electric motor and generator repair every day. When you work for IPS, you can learn from industry experts and discover your potential while being part of a winning team committed to upholding our core values: Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Customer Focus, Entrepreneurial Spirit. Watch our values video to learn more: IPS Shared Values 

Responsibilities and Expectations: 

As the Director of Payroll, you will be responsible for managing our multi-state and country (US & CA) payroll operations, overseeing the payroll team, and resolving complex payroll issues. Your attention to detail and experience in managing payroll for a growing organization will drive your success in this role. This is a great, in office, opportunity to help set a strategic direction, mentor, and develop a team. Responsibilities include:

  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Streamline and document payroll procedures.
  • Approve one-time or permanent changes in payroll (e.g. salary increases, tax deductions, bonuses, expense reimbursements, tuition reimbursements).
  • Manage payroll discrepancies quickly and efficiently.
  • Stays up to date with industry trends for payroll practices.
  • Oversee the daily workflow of the department.
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff in the department.
  • Trains and develops current staff in the department.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Collaborates with Finance to create payroll reports and forecasts.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.
  • Facilitates audits by providing records and documentation to auditors.
  • Identifies and recommends updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain departmental metrics to drive action and improvement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies: 

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field required.
  • 5+ years of proven work experience as a Payroll Manager or Director.
  • Extensive knowledge of the payroll function including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the changing environment and support multiple internal customers.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency with ADP WFN, preferred.
  • CPP designation, preferred.


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k Employer Match
  • Bonus Incentives 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • And more!

IPS is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation. As a federal contractor, our company is committed to maintaining a safe and drug-free workplace. Candidates for this position are required to complete a pre-employment drug screen successfully. The drug screening process will include testing for substances that may impair one's ability to perform the job safely and effectively.