Payroll Lead

Department Demant Group Services Finance
Job Locations US-NJ-Somerset
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Demant is a world-leading hearing healthcare group that for more than a century has played a vital part in developing innovative technologies and know-how to help improve people’s hearing and health. In every aspect, from hearing devices, hearing implants and diagnostic equipment to intelligent audio solutions and hearing care all over the world, Demant is active and engaged.


The Demant Group operates in a global market with companies in more than 30 countries, employs more than 14,500 staff and generates annual revenue of DKK 14 billion (approx. 2.1 billion USD). Our products are sold in more than 130 countries.


The Demant Finance Group Services Payroll Lead will be part of a Shared Services team and have responsibility for leading the Payroll Administrators in the areas of escalations, approvals, and day to day payroll related inquiries across multiple business units. The role will also manage and oversee tax processing task to ensure compliance in accordance with Federal and State regulations. In addition, this team member will be responsible for compiling and remitting state reporting and tax obligations that are not managed by our payroll tax vendor.


This position is a highly visible role that support multiple stakeholders and will require strong organization, collaboration, and excellent customer services skills.


This position will be based out of the Company Headquarters, located in Somerset, NJ on a hybrid schedule.


  • Providing training, development, and coaching to the Payroll Administrators and serve as a subject matter expert and point of contact for escalation and ad hoc request that arise from the business.
  • Partner with the business and respective HR Business Partner and to ensure any changes in business policies with respect to pay, such as overtime, paid time off, and holidays, are appropriately updated and configured in ADP and compliant with any state/local requirements.
  • Partner with HR Business partners to consider implications of business unit activities and payroll needs and determine the appropriate course of action on operational, processing or subject matter issues or situations.  
  • Manage the registration process for state and local tax jurisdiction across multiple FEIN’s, including the registration in new jurisdictions, as well as transfers and closures of withholding accounts due to mergers and aquisitions.
  • Review agency tax notices and take appropriate corrective action for resolution in collaboration with our payroll tax vendor; maintain and update of all SUI rate changes in ADP Smart Compliance portal.
  • Manage adjustment payroll processes, including out of sequence payroll, multi-jurisdiction wage adjustments, 3rd party sick pay reporting.
  • Responsible for the quarterly and annual Wage and Tax Register review and reconciliation for multiple FEIN’s.
  • Manage and execute various operational tasks to ensure interfaces are functioning properly. This will include the daily review of the ADP data bridge; the entry and maintenance as needed of new hires and/or employee changes in the system; troubleshooting data discrepancies that impact pay and identify solutions in partnership with local HRIS team.
  • Create and maintain documentation of controls and SOP’s on payroll and facilitate relevant training to ensure compliance with payroll processes and regulations.
  • Assist Finance with reconciling monthly payroll related items posted on the general ledger.
  • Lead project initiatives such as process review and requirements for system enhancements and solutions.
  • Advocate for the employee experience and provide superior customer service, including communication and education on how and when to use self-service tools.

May perform miscellaneous tasks/projects as directed by manager.


  • Bachelor's degree or 5+ years payroll experience
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in multi-state environment using ADP product for 1,000+ employee’s
  • Extensive Experience with ADP Workforce Now
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local employment and payroll laws
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy, confidentiality, time-sensitivity and follow-through continually expected
  • Work involves highly confidential and sensitive information; discretion is essential


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