Job Name:
Payroll Program Manager

General information

Location: Bayport, MN
Andersen Corporation
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Job Category:
Human Resources

Description & Requirements

We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.”. As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The purpose of this position is to ensure that Andersen maintains compliance with all U.S. and Canadian payroll requirements and operations for the enterprise. This position will create and maintain policies and procedures to ensure our payroll practices follow all applicable federal, state and municipal regulations. In addition, this position is responsible for supporting the business by implementing new solutions to assist the business with meeting their goals and objectives of efficient and effective timekeeping methods. This position is also responsible for payroll-related compliance matters related to acquisitions, audits and reporting requests that come forward from the business.


  • Serves as subject matter expert on all payroll matters. Monitors, audits and assesses federal, state and local payroll regulations and ensures Andersen is compliant in all regards. Investigates and resolves payroll-based operations and compliance matters with company locations, outside agencies and vendors. Ensures a strong internal control environment.
  • Creates enterprise-wide policies and procedures that enable efficient, effective and compliant payroll practices. Creates audit policies/practices to ensure payroll policies and practices are being followed. Creates meaningful and measurable metrics to monitor the performance of the company’s payroll function. Reports on metrics quarterly to Director of Total Rewards.
  • Responsible for the systems/technologies that drive payroll operations (e.g. PeopleSoft Payroll, Kronos) including upgrades, enhancements, and reporting. Partners with Payroll Systems Analyst on user training.
  • Manages relationships with external payroll vendors, participates in contract negotiations, in partnership with legal department, providing input on contract terms and pricing, assures service standards are maintained, addresses issues as they arise and provides leadership in the implementation of enhanced and/or new services. 
  • Partners with HR, finance and business leadership to provide payroll expertise and to support the business as it relates to reporting and efficient timekeeping and payroll practices. Seeks out new ways to support the business through the use of payroll technology.
  • Leads special projects and continuous improvement efforts. Identifies areas where standardization of processes are possible and creates efficiencies through process or technological improvements. Acts as the payroll lead for acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Serves as liaison with internal and external auditors and state/federal agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


“Be Orange. Be You.” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences, and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook.

Benefits include, and are not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Charity contributions
  • Nationwide career opportunities

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today.

* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects

** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners

During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field (e.g., finance) or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in large volume, multi-state payroll environments, as well as Canadian payroll processing experience
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Extensive knowledge of legal compliance requirements at the state and federal levels
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with Oracle PeopleSoft and Kronos
  • CPP preferred