Job Locations:
DC-Washington-TWP Headquarters
Anywhere in U.S.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Payroll Manager to lead the day-today activities of The Washington Post’s payroll department. Do you have what it takes to succeed in this vital position? You’ll be responsible for managing  payroll preparation, processing and approval, compliance, and system updates. You’ll be expected to perform and manage related responsibilities including time-keeping, tax reporting, and payroll systems maintenance.  You’ll be tasked with overseeing a fast-paced team of payroll employees.

Join us at The Washington Post as our Payroll Manager and lead a dynamic team in the heartbeat of our operations. Your expertise will shape the financial backbone of our organization, ensuring seamless payroll processes and compliance. Take charge of the intricate dance of payroll preparation, processing, and system updates, knowing that your contributions directly impact the livelihoods of our valued employees. Thrive in a fast-paced environment where your leadership will elevate our payroll department to new heights. If you’re ready to make a real difference, we invite you to drive success with us.

This position is remote with the requirement to be in our Washington DC office on average twice a month. At all other times, this position will be remote. This requires the candidate to be located within a commutable distance to our DC office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage all payroll processes (including daily oversight of payroll operations) to ensure accurate and timely payment of compensation in our Workday payroll system
  • Manage all period, quarterly, and year-end tax reporting and reconciliation and amendments through W-2s using Workday and ADP Tax
  • Manage the production of garnishments in ADP Garnishments, payments dues for multiple unions, and pensions
  • Manage Workday Timekeeping system for transactions and updates
  • Manage complex updates and testing for Workday system
  • Provide payroll account analysis and reconciliation
  • Manage staff of two payroll processors, including goals and reviews
  • Assist with International payrolls
  • Assist employees with payroll-related questions
  • Assist Payroll Director as needed

Requirements include:

  • 10+ years of experience hands-on payroll experience
  • 5+ years of experience supervising staff
  • 5+ year in Workday system to include system set-up, reporting, timekeeping, uploads/integrations (required)
  • 3+ years ADP Tax (required)
  • Proven customer service approach working with all levels of employees
  • Solid judgment and decision-making abilities, ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (with an emphasis on spreadsheet reporting software)
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet payroll deadlines and work effectively with others
  • Solid analytical/troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to be flexible with your work schedule (some holiday/weekend work may be required)
  • Experience with annual  employee reviews and setting goals
  • CPP preferred
  • Workday Certification Preferred

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match

  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave

  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days

  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent

  • Robust mental health resources

  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services

  • Gender affirming services

  • Pet insurance

  • Free Post digital subscription

  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Washington Post includes salary ranges for certain positions to comply with local pay transparency laws. The salary range for this position is:

91,800.00 – 153,000.00 USD Annual

The actual salary within this range will depend on individual skills, experience, and qualifications as they relate to specific job requirements. This position may be eligible for a bonus or incentive program, and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will discuss bonus payment terms and conditions during the interview process.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed. 

The innovation doesn’t end in the Newsroom – dozens of teams power The Washington Post.  We are now hiring the next innovator – how will you Impact Tomorrow?