Dickies Arena

Dickies Arena

Payroll Manager (FT)

Trail Drive Management Corp. - Manager
Fort Worth · TX
Accounting and Finance: Accounting/Finance other
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Trail Drive Management Corp. – Dickies Arena of Fort Worth, TX

Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena, opened in November 2019, hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is the new home to Fort Worth Stock Show rodeo performances.

Classification: Exempt Full-Time

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Reports to: Director of HR & Payroll

Job Description

The Payroll Manager, under managerial direction, processes and interprets the payroll and benefit programs of the organization and performs related functions; performs other related work as required. The Payroll Manager is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day payroll administration, personnel recordkeeping, and assisting with all benefits administration. This position works closely with the Finance/Accounting teams in the coordination of consistent and effective application of policies, procedures, and practices of the Human Resources department. In-person and predictable attendance.

Position Qualifications

  • Required: minimum of Associate degree in Accounting or equivalent experience.
  • At least five (5) years payroll experience.
  • Must be APA certified.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong process and procedure knowledge for continuous process improvements.
  • Demonstrated drive for excellence in operational support and customer service.
  • Effectively deal with deadlines and pressure situations.
  • Handle information in a confidential manner.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to working well with others.
  • Work independently with minimum supervision and maximum accountability.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
  • Represent the organization in a wide variety of capacities.
Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality.
  • Responsible for processing multiple payrolls across the organization.
  • Perform review of data entered by others in the payroll software to include, but not limited to salary/wage increases, benefit deductions, employee termination dates, and employee leaves of absence under FMLA or other unpaid leave.
  • Address voluntary deductions, as well as wage garnishments, pay levies, and other involuntary court-ordered payments in a timely manner, including reporting to the necessary authorities.
  • Give support to staff with general questions related to payroll, PTO accruals, wage deductions, fringe benefits and other pay related issues.
  • Time & Attendance Oversight: Oversee timekeeping systems to accurately record employee hours worked, resolve discrepancies, and implement necessary corrections or adjustments.
  • Establish time & attendance rules for the system in accordance with labor laws.
  • Reporting and Analysis: Generate various payroll reports for internal and external stakeholders, such as earnings statements, tax filings, and compliance reports, and conduct periodic analysis to identify trends and discrepancies.
  • Audits and Reconciliations: Conduct regular audits and reconciliations of payroll records to ensure accuracy, compliance with company policies, and adherence to internal controls.
  • Customer Service: Provide exceptional customer service to employees regarding payroll-related inquiries, discrepancies, and concerns, resolving issues promptly and professionally.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiencies in payroll processing, including automation and streamlining of manual processes, to enhance accuracy and productivity.
  • Stay up to date on new requirements and regulations; advise management on needed actions.
  • Participate in TDMC meetings and events as required and appropriate.
  • Promote a unified, team-oriented atmosphere in all communications and actions.
Physical demands

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee will frequently operate a computer and other office devices such as calculators, telephones, copy machines, faxes and printers. Employee will constantly move about inside and outside various areas of the facility before/during/after events to interact with internal/external clients and supervise the work of employees during events. Employee must constantly communicate via telephone, email and in-person with others and exchange accurate information. Employee may occasionally be required due to business demands and event operations to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. As business, maintenance, operations or emergency situations require, employee may sporadically assist in lifting/moving 100 lbs. or more.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work may vary with some nights, weekends and holidays required.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Trail Drive Management Corp. is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.