Comcast Spectacor

  • Payroll Manager

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    Spectra Corporate
    Location Name
    Wells Fargo Center
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Under general direction of the Director of Payroll, the Payroll Manager ensures the efficient and effective operations of the organization’s payroll function in a multi-location, multi-state environment and Canada location(s) which includes exempt, non-exempt, and union employees. The Payroll Manager will participate in the management and progress of all assigned projects supported by Payroll, tracking work requirements, participating in the work required and guiding employees with their respective work requirements to keep projects on schedule and in accordance with requirements and timelines.


    Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at



    • Manage all payroll functions and related activities for a bi-weekly payroll of 15K employees for 75 pay groups and 5 weekly payrolls.
    • Develop uniform and consistent payroll policies, practices and procedures.
    • Recommend improvements and modifications as needed.
    • Assist in developing a corporate payroll strategy including planning, communications and marketing of the payroll function and related services within the organization
    • Maintain current knowledge of, and compliance with, all applicable state, federal and local wage laws and regulations 
    • Interface with the payroll service vendor to resolve problems and address operational issues as they arise. Insure the integrity of the database.
    • Interact and coordinate with internal departments (Human Resources, Finance, and Spectra facilities and others, as applicable) to align Payroll policies and procedures to maximize efficient use of payroll system
    • Manage all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization’s payroll processing objectives, including maintaining relationships with internal and external auditors and state and federal agencies 
    • Perform periodic internal audits of various payroll areas and prepare materials for and work with internal and external auditors 
    • Audit work product of payroll staff on a regular basis
    • Research and prepare management reports as needed
    • Staff, train and manage performance of all payroll staff



    • 6+ years’ experience in a fast past, multi-state payroll environment
    • 3 – 5 years’ experience in ADP Enterprise Payroll processing, pay group set-up, transmittal, iReports, SmartCompliance, and ADP Payroll Tax Filings
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or other related field
    • Must be detail-oriented, strong leadership, written skills and excellent follow up skills
    • Knowledge of ADP Time and Attendance
    • Proficient in Windows environment with excellent Microsoft Excel
    • Must be accurate and efficient with ability to meet deadlines
    • Strong organizational skills




    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Intellectual/Social demands:

    While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is continuously asked to multi-task under time limits.  Position requires constant attention to precise details and accuracy of specified standards including: following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time. Employees in this role will constantly be in leadership role; this requires directing others either verbally or in writing to complete tasks in prescribed time frame.  This position also requires constant use of interpersonal skills including: ability to direct/motivate/inform staff and foster collaboration, being able to recognize and resolve conflicts, being able to openly communicate in writing and verbally with clients.


    Physical Demands:

    While performing duties of job, the employee constantly operates a computer and other office devices such telephones, copy machines, fax machines, etc.; occasionally move about inside the office to access storage areas, cabinets and office machinery; constantly communicate via telephone, email and in-person with others and exchange accurate information.


    Work Environment:

    The duties of this position are performed primarily in doors in an office environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal-to-moderate during non-event days and moderate-to-loud during event days.








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