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Payroll Senior Manager

| Austin
Payroll Senior Manager - Austin, TX
 
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
Amherst sponsors and develops companies that help institutional investors underwrite and manage their U.S. real estate investments with holdings in asset management, investment banking, loan origination, technology, and single-family residential. We seek a talented and resourceful and experienced Payroll Manager.
The Sr. Manager plays an important role in oversight responsibility for all aspects of payroll processing for a multi-state/multi-province for 1,000+ employee base. The position is responsible for the preparation, audit, documentation, and disbursement of hourly and salary payroll, and ensures that all processes are compliant with federal, state and local agencies. You must be methodical and analytical in administering payroll duties, use your deep knowledge of regulations, and also supervise the company payroll team and liaise with other company managers and professionals to ensure payroll procedures are compliant, efficient and current.
Responsibilities Of The Role:
  • Develop systems to process payroll account transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, deductions, taxes, and third party payments
  • Ensure timely and accurate filing of all payroll taxes, garnishments, and required reporting
  • Coordinate timekeeping and payroll systems
  • Oversee the processing of payroll changes and system upgrades
  • Ensure compliance with relevant federal, state, and local laws and internal policies
  • Supervise and coach payroll processors and assistants
  • Liaise with auditors and manage payroll tax audits
  • Collaborate with Human Resources and finance teams
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare reports by fully leveraging reporting capabilities of systems
  • Oversee migration to the new payroll system/provider
  • Research and resolve payroll issues with vendors and/or employees
  • Identify opportunities to drive consistency in payroll across all Amherst entities
  • Manage one to two employees
Desired Experience and Capabilities
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Human Resources
  • Minimum of 7 years of payroll experience
  • CPM or CPP preferred but not required
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of Excel & ADP and similar payroll software packages
  • Experience implementing a payroll system or HRIS advantageous
  • Working knowledge of tax regulation and tax reporting in all states and locals, particularly Texas, New York, Georgia, California
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral)
  • Organizational and leadership skills will have led or managed people in prior roles.
  • Proactively suggest process improvements
Amherst:
At Amherst, we understand that our employees are the invaluable drivers of our success. Working together to find the best ways to give our institutional investors the tools they need to capitalize on market opportunities in the world’s largest and most complex debt market is a challenge we don’t take lightly, and we strive to outpace the competition. That’s why we hire the most talented, passionate individuals who enjoy contributing to a growing, winning team focused on being a world-class leader in developing analytical tools and advisory services to drive better investment decisions.
Our businesses encompass asset management, investment banking, loan origination, technology, and single-family residential. The Amherst Residential platform manages multiple pools of capital that invest in single-family rental homes. Since the platform was created in 2012, it has raised more than $6 billion of debt and equity capital in support of its acquisition, stabilization, and portfolio sale activities. To manage its portfolio of single-family homes and support its development and sale activities, Amherst founded Main Street Renewal, an internally managed, vertically integrated property acquisition, repair, and management business. Based in Austin, TX we have offices in NY and 25+ regional offices and call centers across the US.
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
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Location

Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records
Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, beer and healthy and unhealthy snacks at our Barton Springs WeWork location
Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Our coworking space near Ladybird Lake is pet-friendly!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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