Job DescriptionCDM Smith is seeking a Lead Payroll Specialist (Supervisor) to join our Corporate Payroll group in Boston, MA. The Lead Payroll Specialist oversees the processing of the firm's payroll accurately and on time. Activities may include: accounting, payment preparation and distribution, benefits, taxes, payroll deductions, overtime calculation, shift payments, bonuses, payroll record maintenance, government compliance, and reporting. Projects: Leads, recommends and participates in department projects to continually review and improve current processes. Reconciliation: Performs highly complex payroll record error reconciliations, additions, and changes to the payroll system. Responds to inquiries that are of moderate to high complexity from managers and employees. Mentors, develops, and manages junior staff and ensures accuracy of work performed. This individual will also champion and promote continuous departmental improvement.Systems: Strong system acumen and experience with Payroll and Large ERP and HCM Systems. Recommends updates and enhancements to the design of the timekeeping and payroll system. Performs monthly patch testing of payroll system updates (both ADP WFN and Oracle Timekeeping), enhancements, bug fixes. In addition, some accounting, possibly on the GL side, would also be helpful. Performs other duties as required.Minimum Qualifications• Bachelor's degree.• 6 years of payroll experience.• Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.EEO StatementWe attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.Why CDM Smith?CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.Agency DisclaimerAll vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.Skills and Abilities• Extensive knowledge of payroll best practices and policies.• Excellent computer skills using ADP WFN, Large ERP and HCM system experience.• Possesses advanced knowledge of payroll tax rules and benefit impacts.• Expert knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Excel and other related Microsoft office products.• Organizational skills to balance and prioritize work under strict deadlines.• Ability to communicate in a clear and concise fashion.• Ability to interact with all levels of staff as well as company employees, outside clients and vendors.• Requires ability to oversee concurrent complex projects involving detail coordination with many levels of staff. Ability to work in a team environment.Background Check and Drug Testing InformationCDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.