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Sr Manager, Payroll Finance Systems

Culver City | Req ID: JR23-10082

Tech/IT/InfoSec at Sony Pictures

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REQ ID JR23-10082 Date posted 01/24/2023

The Sr. Manager role aligns with and provides support to the payroll business functions.  The SR Manager is the IT team lead and liaison to IT for application and technology-related matters for Payroll user communities.  This role owns development and maintenance of systems supporting Payroll activities, including ensuring that any outsourced and/or SaaS arrangements effectively manage SPE’s business.  This role will cross support with the Participations and Residuals manager. 

This leader is expected to:

  • understand the various Payroll activities and processes,
  • coordinate their up- and down-stream feeder systems with other teams,
  • be intimate with the information needed to support business processes,
  • gather requirements as needs change from the Business – indeed, to anticipate them
  • propose solutions that meet those requirements efficiently and economically. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead development, delivery, and management of Payroll systems across SPE. 
  • Foster and enhance relationships with various constituencies including GFO leads, Payroll, Participations and Residuals leadership and direct reports and their teams.  Manage vendors providing Payroll application and technology support.
  • Responsible for applications and technology strategy as relates to Payroll activities and for optimizing processes and applications for a simplified architecture. 
  • Manage IT Payroll projects and their corresponding budgets – ideally in an Agile methodology – by providing guidance, expertise, and in coordinating staff activities and their participation. 
  • Lead, mentor and develop the IT staff who support Payroll.
  • Provide open and clear communication to stakeholders and executives of progress, plans and issue resolution.  Coordinate with appropriate Corporate Communications teams as necessary. 

Job Requirements

  • Education: BS/MS
  • Desirable to have experience with Infor/Workbrain hours to gross and/or UKG/Ultimate Software Gross to Net payroll systems.  Experience managing vendors and SaaS providers will be welcomed. Proficiency in Excel, including power BI
  • 2 years of experience in Procurement in Media and Entertainment
  • 5 years of experience in Project management
  • 7 years of experience in payroll systems
The anticipated base salary for this position is $135,000 to $180,000. This role may also qualify for annual incentive and/or comprehensive benefits. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location of the position.

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