Manager - Payroll

Date: Jul 13, 2024

Location: Louisville, KY, US

Company: Suntory Global Spirits

At Suntory Global Spirits, we craft spirits of the highest quality and deliver brilliant experiences to people around the world. Suntory Global Spirits has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Suntory Global Spirits is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Manager - Payroll  


The following position is open in KentuckyUnited States.

What makes this a great opportunity?

Global Business Services aspires to be the Partner of Choice for Suntory Global Spirits, creating exceptional value through the superior delivery of business services and solutions.  The Payroll Manager is responsible for leading a high-performance team in the preparation and execution of payroll for North America (primary markets US & Canada).  This key leader will set the strategic direction of Payroll, supporting continuous improvement projects, coordination of audits, providing support around reporting requirements, and work assignment delegation.  The Payroll Manager reports to the Director of US Global Business Services. 

  • Play a critical role in the flawless execution of employee payroll activities, government reporting, system governance, and audit compliance
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and regional management, empowered to make decisions and deliver solutions to business partners
  • Deliver value to current and potential business, working across geographic boundaries to support Suntory Global Spirits’s global strategy
  • Develop and lead a team in a dynamic and diverse global company
  • Advance career in payroll while expanding knowledge in human resources, finance, and project management

Role Responsibilities

  • Direct high performance team in US and Canada multi-state payroll, including garnishments, benefits and taxes consistent with policy, as well as Federal and state wage laws.
  • Ensure payroll is accurate, reports are timely and relevant, and research variances (e.g., number of timecards not equal to number of paychecks issues)
  • Set priorities for the team including specific goals and performance targets.  Leverage team strengths to achieve objectives.
  • Document end to end process flows to identify key areas of improvement
  • Track team performance including payroll processing, reporting, audit support
  • Prepare effective presentations and deliver timely updates to upper management
  • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations impacting Payroll and ensure policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance
  • Direct annual year-end processing and W2 and T4 reconciliation
  • Develop materials and provide periodic training with other departments to outline procure-to-pay process
  • Lead payroll team and stakeholders in the effective use of the Ceridian Dayforce system
  • Collaborate on various projects to promote short-term and long-term performance


  • University degree- BS/BA or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • Five + years of Payroll experience
  • Experience in a shared services environment and solid understanding of HR and benefit cycles
  • Extensive Ceridian Dayforce knowledge including configuration and governance
  • A proven track record of working with internal and external stakeholders


  • MBA or similar graduate studies
  • CPP certification
  • SAP skills highly valuable
  • Beverage or spirits industry background

At Suntory Global Spirits, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Suntory Global Spirits is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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