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Payroll Manager

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Waltham, MA, US, 02451

Company: Cytel Inc

Cytel provides unrivaled biostatistics and operations research knowledge to our customers in the life sciences industries in the form of both software and services.  At Cytel, we work hard to create successful careers with significant professional growth for our employees, as a result of which they work hard to make Cytel successful. Cytel is a place where talent, experience and integrity come together to advance the state of clinical development.


The Payroll Manager is responsible for the day-to-day payroll operations for North America and providing oversight for all European payroll operations.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the US and Canada payrolls and produce all bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll cycles, special compensation amounts, and bonus payrolls.
  • Ensure the timely processing of federal, state and local tax filings, payments, corrections, tax notices or tax demand.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and IRS regulations.
  • Liaise with ADP for payroll/benefits setup and year-end reporting.
  • Oversee filing in new employment tax territories, working with outside tax professionals as necessary. 
  • Collaborate effectively with Benefits Manager to ensure accurate North America benefit deductions and record keeping.
  • Responds to employee inquiries and requests regarding payroll matters.
  • Oversee European monthly payrolls for accuracy and timely submission.
  • Manage global payroll service providers and ensure GDPR compliance.
  • Collaborate effectively with HR team members and Finance on payroll related issues, ad-hoc projects, reporting, audits and account reconciliations.
  • Test new set up, system enhancements, system updates and integrations affecting payroll.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or related field. Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred. 
  • Minimum 7 years directly related experience


  • Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal regulations regarding payroll
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now
  • Ability to manage competing priorities with deadlines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently without supervision.

Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Cytel does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Cytel’s human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Cytel. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Cytel. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Cytel. Cytel shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies.

Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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