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Manager, Payroll

Joplin, MO, US, 64801 Joplin, MO, US, 64818 Joplin, MO, US, 64804 Joplin, MO, US, 64801 Joplin, MO, US, 64804 Londonderry, NH, US, 03053

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 


The Payroll Manager is responsible for overseeing the accurate and timely production of weekly and bi-weekly, salaried, hourly and multiple union payroll for both the Canadian and the United States operations using Ceridian’s software.  They are also responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable Federal, Provincial and State Legislation, as well as any applicable Collective Agreements. They are responsible for managing a team of 4 payroll professionals, managing the payroll clearing account, balancing of the GL, timely payment of applicable remittances and management of internal and external audits.



  • Manages and oversees the entire payroll function for both the US and Canadian operation                    
  • Manage and develop a team of direct reports                    
  • Assist with administering payrolls (month end consolidation and processing support when required)                
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential 
  • Maintains payroll staff requirements through managing employee performance
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies
  • Maintains payroll staff requirements through managing employee performance
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests                    
  • Establish procedures to ensure thorough audit of all payrolls, to ensure compliance of SOX and other legislative compliance with all applicable Federal, Provincial and State Legislation, as well as any other applicable Collective Agreements.
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests                
  • Ensure all reporting, GL balancing and remittances are managed in accurately and timely manner
  • Respond to and provide guidance to payroll team for escalations


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, HR or Accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management payroll function 
  • Designation required: Canadian Payroll Management certification 
  • Solid understanding of payroll systems, labour & fiscal legislation Canada & US
  • Proficient with MS Office applications, such as Excel and Word for preparing reports, memos and letters as required
  • Experience with a union and non-union environment 
  • Superior communication, customer service and problem solving skills
  • Experience with payroll system implementations/integrations, CPM certification, strong knowledge of multi-state US, multi-provincial Canadian  payroll, with excellent understanding of payroll laws and regulations and implications, strong Accounting background with solid knowledge and experience  

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business and as an employee team.

As the successful candidate


Our Mission

We provide safe, secure, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy and water solutions. Our mission is how we create value as an organization—it is what drives us every day to fulfill our purpose.


Our Vision

We better the lives of our customers and communities. Our vision is what we see as possible. It's where we aspire to be, what we want to achieve and how we'll make an impact. It guides and keeps us on the right path as we work towards fulfilling our purposes.


Our Guiding Principles

  • Customer Centric
  • Integrity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Teamwork
  • Owner mindset
  • Outcome focused
  • Continuous learning


What we offer

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

401k Plan with matching

Company funded Pension program

Share purchase/match plan

Leadership Development Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking

Variety of Health & Wellness programs

Discount and Perks program


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not confident you meet all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to investigate the opportunity further.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person's unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents.


Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

Nearest Major Market: Joplin

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