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Payroll Manager

Chatham Financial

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348
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Job Details

Chatham is looking for an experienced, collaborative Lead Payroll Professional for our HR/Payroll Team to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented environment in a growing financial services company.

Chatham Financial is a global financial risk management advisory services and technology solutions firm serving clients in many areas, including: 

  • Interest rate, foreign currency, and commodity risk management and hedging,
  • Derivative and Hedge accounting and financial reporting/disclosure,
  • Regulatory compliance, and
  • Debt and derivatives valuations. 

As a purpose-driven organization, we are committed to making a positive impact for our clients, our colleagues, our communities and the capital markets at large. We are an employee-owned, view-neutral services firm, with no affiliation to any financial institution allowing us to serve as independent advisors. Chatham has worked hard to create a distinct work environment that values people, teamwork, integrity and client service. We always strive to do what is right, just and fair, even when no one is looking. We would rather be governed by principles than rules. We believe leadership should be gained through influence and personal character, not by title or tenure. As a result, we have a non-hierarchical, team-oriented organization that is highly collaborative.

About the Team

Chatham takes a customer-centric approach to our people services, supported by the People Team. An essential service we provide is payroll. We process payroll for 500+ employees across six global offices, making payroll for our mid-sized company quite complex. In addition, there’s close collaboration with regional offices and internal accounting to ensure efficiency and accuracy of information.


  • Responsible for overall payroll operations, reports to HR Director
  • Actively work with other payroll team members to accomplish payroll deadlines and goals
  • Familiar with and able to perform each aspect of US and international payroll
  • Primary Lead for year-end activities, stock-related items, audits and special projects
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable US and International tax and compensation laws
  • Provide regular feedback and developmental support to Payroll Team members
  • Serve as liaison with 3rd party vendors


Essential Skills & Experience

·         10 years US & International payroll-related experience in a corporate environment

·         Supervisory payroll experience in a corporate environment

·         Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and meet critical deadlines

·         Attention to detail

·         Strong customer orientation; ability to build strong working relationships within the payroll team, other internal teams and outside vendors

·         Planning and organization: able to plan and manage multiple projects and priorities

·         Strong problem analysis and problem resolution skills

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·         Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality

·         Must be able to effectively respond to sensitive and/or technical questions from employees, managers and outside vendors

·         Strong understanding of payroll processes and continuous improvement mindset 

·         Comfort with technology and demonstrated use of payroll software and HRIS/HRMS

·         Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office; must include Excel, Word and Outlook as well as demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping

Beneficial Skills:                                                                                                           

·         Experience with a Corporate Employee Stock Purchase Program

·         Experience with 401(k) Retirement programs, Form 5500 filings and Audits

·         Experience with expatriate payroll

·         PHR Certification

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