Area Wide Protective Director of Payroll in North Canton, Ohio


Director of Payroll

Area Wide Protective has been the leading provider and innovator of traffic control solutions since our inception in 1993. Our main goal is to improve processes by continually establishing best practices for productivity and cost effectiveness. Driving added value to our customers through the talented execution of our employees and the pursuit to provide extraordinary service to our customers is what has built our company and its national reputation for integrity.

As we continue to rapidly grow, we are committed to identifying and hiring the best employees. Being safe and protecting the lives of our customers, co-workers, and the motoring public is our first, last and only job.

We are currently seeking a Director of Payroll at our Corporate office in North Canton, OH.


  • Delivers result oriented leadership through best practices and processes that provide necessary strategic execution of Payroll plans across a variety of employee groups and locations

  • Responsible for corporate payroll strategy, planning, communications, and marketing the payroll function and related services

  • Manages a team of payroll specialists who approve payroll and prepare payroll checks/ACH payments

  • Manages the payroll function ensuring quality and timely processing of payroll activities to include: timecards and payroll processing, compilation of payroll statistics, reconciliation of payroll tax payments, filings and returns, annual W2 Forms, and all levels of record maintenance

  • Provides ad-hoc reporting to management/executive teams as requested

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a centralized and integrated Payroll System; evaluate and recommend ongoing system enhancements

  • Develop and implement methods and procedures for monitoring work activities

  • Interprets company policies and government regulations in connection with payroll procedures, and directs preparation of government reports

  • Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws

  • Ensure the Payroll function complies with internal policies and procedures, and external regulations and laws

  • Stays current on payroll systems to achieve alignment with HR benefits and others related and to ensure effective accounting support

  • Partner with Finance to meet closing schedule deadlines

  • Assist with internal and external audits

  • Facilitates management and employee understanding of payroll procedures

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred

  • 3+ years of Payroll management experience, with a multi-state company

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute strategically by identifying, developing, and implementing process improvements

  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws, legal regulations and payroll requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll policies, procedures, and practices

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of clients, employees and management

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong knowledge of payroll systems. Previous UltiPRO experience a plus.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and have a high level of integrity

  • Proficient computer skills a MUST

AWP, Inc. is proud of its employees and appreciates the hard work, loyalty, and commitment they provide every day, which is why we offer the following:

  • Competitive wages; commensurate with experience

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD/STD coverage available for full-time employees

  • 401(k)

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Advancement opportunities

We conduct pre-employment testing and are proudto be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Locations US-OH-North Canton

Posted Date 6/19/2017

Category Corporate

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