Payroll Manager with Amalie Arena in Tampa · FL

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Sports Jobs in Tampa · FL
Accounting and Finance: Benefits/Insurance

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Independently manage entire payroll function with a variety of employee classifications (salaried, hourly, full-time, part-time, contracted, players in both NHL/AHL)
  • Process player payroll for two hockey teams (NHL Tampa Bay Lightning and AHL Syracuse Crunch)
  • Ensure payroll correctly reflect processing of new hires, changes in base pay, variable pay, commissions, bonuses, transfers, promotions, terminations and changes in exemption and deductions
  • Ensure time and attendance (Workday and ABI) is accurately entered, submitted and approved by managers in a timely manner meeting payroll deadlines
  • Review in detail the payroll preview to identify any errors before issuing payments
  • Partner with other departments to facilitate the accurate and timely processing of hourly employees including verifying the accuracy of overtime hours, paid time off and leaves of absence
  • Partner with other department to optimize Workday/ADP functionality and maximize opportunities for additional efficiencies through better automation and integrations
  • Coach, train managers on Workday reporting as necessary
  • Partner with Accounting to reconcile all payroll accounts timely and accurately
  • Respond to employee questions concerning their pay details and W-2’s, research and resolve discrepancies
  • Manage third-party vendor ADP for state tax compliance and regulatory filings
  • Setup new states and local jurisdictions as needed
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending courses, seminars, workshops to remain up to date on the latest federal, state, and local employment tax laws
  • Establish networks both within the Workday community as well as other payroll professions in the sports and entertainment industry
  • Review and audit W-2’s and 1095C files for accuracy
  • Responsible for the worker’s comp audit
  • Assist with the annual audit, census, and 401k audit
  • Prepare monthly reporting of payroll costs and explain/analyze variances
  • Serve as People Ops on Duty at Lightning Home games and Concerts/Events (rotating schedule) which includes nights, weekends and holidays as scheduled
  • Utilize ABI/Workday analytics to identify trends and projections of workforce
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field preferred, HR/Payroll Certifications preferred
  • Five (5) plus years of payroll experience preferred
    • Multi-State payroll a plus
  • Workday, ADP, Smart Compliance and ABI (or equivalent systems) experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to do or to learn:
    • To build credibility and establish trust among coworkers and management
    • To maintain high level of confidentiality and professionalism and service to both internal and external stakeholders
    • To strategize and forecast future results using data and analytics
    • To build strong and collaborative relationships with staff and communicate effectively with multiple audiences
    • To work independently and as a team member
    • To prioritize and manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Self-motivated, with ability to work with little direct supervision
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to create and present effective presentations
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment and as part of ONE TEAM
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - (Outlook, Word and Power Point) required
  • Exceptional Excel skills preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as needed

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.