• Payroll Manager

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
  • Overview

    At Community Resources for Justice, we believe that society gains when all people receive the support and tools they need to lead responsible, productive, and dignified lives.


    For 140 years, some of society’s most overlooked citizens have benefited from the programs we provide. Our work is divided into three divisions, each with a distinct practice area and population served:

    • Social Justice Services serves men and women transitioning out of prison and back into the community through a network of six residential reentry centers operated under contracts with federal, state, and county agencies. The division also runs a residential program for young adults with complex clinical needs.
    • Community Strategies supports adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities to live as independently as possible through a range of community-based residential options offering structure in a caring, home-like environment, as well as day programs.
    • The Crime and Justice Institute is a national-scale consulting practice that works with elected officials, justice system practitioners, policy makers, and thought leaders to effect significant reforms to promote safety and justice.

    CRJ is a 501c3 non-profit organization.


    Guided by excellence, creativity, and compassion, we support individual transitions, strengthen families, promote justice, and improve community safety.


    The Payroll Manager is responsible for management of the payroll process includes the preparation, transmission and maintenance of payroll.




    May perform one or more of the following:


    • Updates file maintenance for all employees such as information changes and salary changes.
    • Maintains timesheet files.
    • Handles the transmitting of bi-weekly payroll after batching and verifying all input is correct. Distributes/mails checks.
    • Monitors quarterly tax filings submitted by Ceridian.
    • Provides monthly reports, i.e. Personnel Summary, sick and vacation leave and overtime to Division, Department and Program Directors.
    • Responsible for verifying and recording hours of work, processing time records, compiling payroll statistics, maintaining payroll control records, and calculating payrolls.
    • Preparing the appropriate payroll information for audits, i.e. time sheets , payroll registers and personnel files.
    • Supervises computation of pay according to company policy and in accordance with government regulations and tax codes.
    • Directs compilation and preparation of other payroll data, labor allocations.
    • Interfaces with accounting on projects, and tasks associated with GL, expense reimbursements, multiple state compliance issues, etc.
    • Reviews and approves payroll deductions.
    • Interprets company policies and government regulations affecting payroll procedures.
    • Directs preparation of government reports.
    • Reviews payroll to ensure accuracy.
    • May direct activities of workers engaged in computing costs of production, such as labor and equipment.



    • Working knowledge of Windows Outlook, Microsoft Word, and proficiency in Excel. 
    • Working knowledge of payroll software and ad-hoc reporting  and HRIS systems - Ceridian (preferred), or ADP, PeopleSoft
    • Communications skills, attention to detail, good organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines
    • Accounting experience a plus


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • BS or AS preferred with 3 years experience, or non-degree with at least 5 years will be considered
    • At least five years experience as lead payroll staff
    • Comprehensive understanding of governmental regulations/laws/compliance in regards to the payroll function


    CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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