Director of Payroll

at Safelite AutoGlass
Published May 24, 2022
Location Columbus, OH
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Does this position interest you? You should apply – even if you don’t match every single requirement! We're known as an auto glass company. That's the focus of what we do. But beyond the glass, we're so much more. We'll help you build a fulfilling career and encourage you to have a life. Let us be the best place you'll ever work.

The Director of Payroll is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Payroll team, providing strategic leadership and delivery of continuous improvement tools and solution techniques related to payroll processes. The leader will oversee all payroll functions including payroll processing, all necessary payroll tax reporting and filing to ensure compliance with all state and federal laws and company policies. This position serves as a functional leader for payroll with regards to people system updates, projects and timekeeping system.

Find a career. Gain a family.

Safelite will be unlike any place you’ve ever worked. (This won’t be just the daily grind!) You’ll join caring and passionate teams that collaborate to make a difference, deliver extraordinary results and bring unexpected happiness. Every day. Your effort, heart and creative ideas will be valued and rewarded. And we care about your well-being. So, we’ll strive to give you what you need to have a happy work/life balance

Essential Functions

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to processes, procedures, and initiatives.
  • Recommend and implement system enhancements and process efficiencies.
  • Manage the overall payroll functions including payroll processing, payroll taxes and tax reporting, reviewing and revising policies and procedures, as well as internal controls, system review and upgrades.
  • Coach and develop the payroll team and supports payroll associates in daily, weekly, and monthly responsibilities including training and development planning.
  • Maintain strong internal controls; develop and implement processes to ensure controls are in place.
  • Manages vendor relationships and act as primary point of contact for questions, concerns and solutions.
  • Collaborate cross functionally with key stakeholders to meet associate and company expectations of payroll service delivery. Act as key partner for internal and external payroll related audits including legal matters.
  • Assists PLD in the execution of new compensation and benefit plans and processes.
  • Lead payroll portion of acquisition migration, system changes and testing as needed.
  • Manages tax tracers with tax filing for multi-state payrolls. Research and resolve tax issues and ensure payroll tax payments are following applicable federal, state and local tax laws.

Experience, Knowledge, And Skills

  • 7+ years of multi-state payroll experience required. Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred.
  • Leadership experience required
  • Accounting, tax filing compliance experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of payroll software, HCM and timekeeping software (preferably ADP Vantage, Kronos and Workday).
  • Ability to lead through change
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels and influence key stakeholders
  • Ability to translate a vision to strategy and set clear deliverable expectations
  • Experience driving continuous improvement initiatives and root cause analysis

Apply now!

We’re known as an auto glass company. That’s the focus of what we do. But we’re much more – we’re a growing and evolving service brand. And what really makes us unique is our people. Because at our core, we’re a People Powered organization – and our people come first and our culture matters. We’ll help you find a fulfilling career path and encourage you to have a life. Let us be the best place you’ll ever work.


Internal Associates: Already a member of the Safelite team? Apply through your Workday account by searching 'Find Open Jobs'.

Diversity: Safelite welcomes everyone. We value our diverse workforce and suppliers, and we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Learn more at

Benefit amounts are estimates only. Actual values will depend on benefit elections during enrollment.