The Manager, Process Improvement reports to the Senior Manager, Process Improvement and will assist with process improvement tasks and special projects across Paylocity.
This position will partner with Finance, Operations, Product and Tech, IT Compliance, InfoSec, Data Privacy, and Internal Audit to understand and document Paylocity workflows, identify process risks, internal controls, and gaps, manage projects solving complex problems, and implement transformational solutions which address Paylocity’s top strategic priorities. Given the Company’s continued growth and focus on scale, the position will serve a key role in process and system initiatives as a subject matter expert ensuring controls are appropriately considered and implemented.
Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and oversee process improvement initiatives, managing the project portfolio and ensuring results. Partner and coordinate with process owners across Paylocity to understand and document end-to-end workflow.
  • Work with process owners to identify, document, and evaluate internal controls in current processes.
  • Facilitate risk brainstorming sessions with Paylocity risk professionals to identify risks and gaps in current processes.
  • Document controls gaps and work with stakeholders to identify remediation plans and timelines.
  • Partner with Internal Audit and IT Compliance to ensure current operations comply with external audit guidelines and requirements.
  • Partner with other Operations, Risk, and Compliance Leaders in the on-going evaluation of internal control process or control optimization opportunities.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in evaluating new system or process initiatives and related control implications
  • Serve as a key resource for special projects with the ability to both lead as well as provide meaningful contributions.
  • Assist in the build and documentation of key policies, procedures, metrics, and reporting.
  • Partner with other functional areas to provide financial and technical support for special projects.
  • Assist with data analysis as needed.
  • Work cross-functionally to prepare and execute against Corporate initiatives.  Assist with development of strategy to provide scalable solutions required to support growth and maintain high service levels.
  • Work with leaders to gain support and remove roadblocks to ensure the successful completion of projects.
  • Measures project results and communicates progress to leadership.
  • Hire, train and supervise qualified staff to assist with duties defined above.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Information Technology, or other appropriate STEM degree.
  • 7+ years of experience in accounting or consulting-related work.
  • Large corporation, consulting, and/or Big 4 public accounting experience a significant plus.
  • Previous exposure to Payroll, Banking or Tax Software; Software/SaaS industry experience a plus.
  •  Experience conducting process interviews, documenting workflows, identifying internal controls, and detecting process improvement opportunities.
  • Experience with system implementation and project management.
  • Advanced expertise with Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond to frequently changing priorities.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the year.
  • Exceptional leadership and staff development/mentoring capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure of time constraints.
  • Demonstrates strong change agility.
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Growth and process improvement oriented.
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