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Bank of the West Sr. Payroll & Leave of Absence Manager in Tempe, Arizona

Sr. Payroll & Leave of Absence Manager


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Assist in managing all elements of the Payroll and Leave of Absence units, provide leadership and performance directions. Employ strong operational, systems, financial and accounting skills to execute daily operations functions, which include the ability to identify, prevent, develop and enhance the department's internal control structure. Responsible for planning and managing complex projects involving significant internal and or external resources for the Payroll & Leave of Absence Groups. Exercise great latitude in managing the initiation, planning, execution, control, and closing processes on projects.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership, direction and coordination of the goals and objectives of the department. Assist in overseeing the team’s operational duties each day including all daily processing, system performance, system upgrades, customer inquiries, audit review, and general account reconcilement.

  • Create/Manage all projects within the Payroll & Leave of Absence Groups. Manage projects by analyzing evolving technologies, best practices, strategies, and business processes. Challenge traditional policy and procedures to introduce innovative change for greater accou

  • Guide and counsel subordinates in their implementation of work flows, schedules and other day-to-day activities. Ensure their attainment of established goals and objectives. Assist in resolving operating problems as necessary.

  • Develop a functional understanding of Payroll & Leave of Absence Groups and assesses its strengths and weaknesses continuously. Proactively advise and counsel management in the application of solutions that support information processing goals and business objectives to minimize reactionary problem solving.

  • Develop and maintain the Payroll & Leave of Absence Groups Business Continuity plan

  • Maintain effective relationships with software vendors. Control and manage costs and ensure service providers are meeting the goals of the Bank and the department.

  • Participate in audit requests

  • Participate in all year-end planning

Other Job Duties

  • Provide training to the Payroll & Leave of Absence Groups staff or internal customers as needed.

  • Follow adherence to industry rules, labor laws, tax laws, regulations and standards.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Required Experience

  • Requires broad management knowledge to lead project teams in one department.

  • Typically has mastery level knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with broad understanding of other areas within the job function.

  • Requires 10-12 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree Business Administration


  • Payroll/Accounts Payable knowledge.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Must be innovative, self-directed, and have the ability to multi-task on multiple projects/tasks.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Accounting Finance

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 053470