US Payroll Manager at Barings (Charlotte, NC)

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At Barings, we are as invested in our associates as we are in our clients. We recognize those who work diligently for us and reward them for personal and professional integrity, communication skills, distinct competencies and expertise in specific strategies, ability to collaborate as a team member and true dedication to the interests of our clients.

We thank you for your interest in joining the Barings team, and invite you to explore our current employment opportunities.

Title: US Payroll Manager

Business Unit: Human Resources

Location: Charlotte, NC

Barings is a leading global financial services firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients and customers. Through active asset management and direct origination, we provide innovative solutions and access to differentiated opportunities across public and private capital markets. A subsidiary of MassMutual, Barings maintains a strong global presence with business and investment professionals located across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Job Summary:

The Payroll Manager will direct payroll processing-related activities for 1,000+ US employees and work with our third-party partners in support of the overall global payroll and benefits function.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Manage the processing of multi-state bi-weekly payroll via Workday and the processing of other on-demand payments (predominately salaried workers)
  • Prepare, process, calculate and audit bi-weekly, multi-state, full cycle payroll for 1,000+ employees ensuring accuracy, timeliness and compliance
  • Ensure payroll data is reported correctly to federal, state, and local agencies, maintaining compliance of payroll laws
  • Troubleshoot complex payroll issues associated with payroll processing and taxation
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and point of contact for employees with questions about their pay
  • Create period and holiday schedules and maintain from year to year
  • Partner with external vendor to support global mobility for all international Expats
  • Participate in payroll year-end functions to include reconciliation and processing of W-2 and other tax forms
  • Demonstrate continuous efforts to improve operations, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality teammate support
  • Coordinate with third party partners in the processing of payroll
  • Maintain documented proof of executed controls and audits
  • Contribute payroll-related accounting journals and review payroll-related ledger accounts
  • Work with Accounts Payable in reviewing and approving all payroll-related invoices
  • Develop key payroll-related communication points as needed in conjunction with Corporate Communications to help employees understand their pay as well as any changes
  • Participate in various projects and responsibilities based on the needs of the business

  • Bachelor's Degree - BS/BA in accounting, business, or human resources
  • A minimum of 5 years related experience with medium to large multi-state payrolls (1,000+ employees)
  • Familiarity with Workday preferred
  • Vendor relationship management skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to apply critical thinking
  • Full understanding of payroll withholding tax laws, guidelines and requirements
  • Strong working knowledge of Workday Payroll, Time Tracking and Absence
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation preferred



Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

Barings offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical (including Virtual Care), Prescription, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Fitness Center Reimbursement Program (Including Online Memberships)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Fertility Benefits

  • 401(k) Plan w/Company Match
  • Pension Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Company Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Health Care & Dependent Care
  • Retirement Health Reimbursement Account

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Spouse and Child Life Insurance

  • Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Annual Holidays
  • Paid Leave of Absences (Maternity Leave, Parental Leave, Caregiver Leave, Bereavement Time)
  • Short and Long Term Disability Plans
  • Paid Volunteer Time

  • Education Assistance Program
  • Charitable Matching Gifts Program
  • Commuter Reimbursement Program
  • Adoption and Surrogacy Reimbursement Program
More Information on Barings
Barings operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Charlotte, NC. Barings was founded in 2022. It has 1777 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 15 open jobs at Barings, click here.
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