Payroll Director

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/19/2023 4:27 PM)
Regular Full-Time
Property Name
HHM (Harrisburg Corporate)
44 Hersha Drive Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17102 US


Opportunity: Payroll Director


Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) is an industry-leading hotel investment, management and development firm that provides turn-key management solutions to over 235 hotels and ten thousand associates across North America, which includes world class brands in the select service and full-service markets as well as a collection of independent and boutique hotels.


HHM is seeking a Payroll Director to lead and develop the payroll function, ensuring timely and accurate processing of payroll and associated functions.


Essential Job Functions

  • Manage payroll staff and assist as needed with processing of centralized payroll through UKG for employing several thousand associates across nearly all fifty states.
  • Interview, select, train, schedule, coach and support associates, ensuring they perform in accordance with established brand or hotel standards and consistent with HHM core values. 
  • Perform payroll tax activities, including compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and filing local, state, and federal payroll tax returns.
  • Partner closely with members of the Finance team on labor and benefits costs, as well as members of People Support (HR) on compensation and employment matters.
  • Make recommendations for system enhancement/changes to increase payroll processing efficiency.
  • Act as liaison with third party payroll and timekeeping vendors to ensure services and products meet standards for accurate and efficient production of payroll.
  • Assist with data feeds required for the payroll system (new hires, etc.) and input employee maintenance information.
  • Maintain payroll related records and file tax reports.
  • Ensure correspondence from internal and external customers is addressed timely and accurately including, but not limited to new state tax set-ups, state unemployment insurance, and garnishment orders.
  • Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Follow sustainability guidelines and practices related to HHM’s EarthView program.
  • Practice safe work habits.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.


Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business preferred.
  • 7+ years centralized payroll processing experience required.
  • Multi state payroll experience required; international preferred. 
  • Preferred experience in the hospitality/restaurant industry.


HHM Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k Company Match
  • Free Basic Life Insurance
  • Travel Discounts
  • Commuter Transit and Commuter Parking Benefits
  • Employee Assistance and Wellness Program
  • Educational/Professional Development
  • Technology Reimbursements

 Work Environment and Context

  • Work schedule varies and may include working on holidays and weekends.
  • Requires standing for extended periods, walking, pushing, lifting up to 15 pounds, bending and reaching, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.

What We Believe


People Are Our Capability – Hearts That Serve – Only Excellence – Stay Nimble - Own It

About Us


HHM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.


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