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Payroll Manager

Entertainment Cruises
Chicago, Illinois 60616
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Job Summary:

Inspired by our commitment to excellence, the People & Payroll team enables users to create unforgettable memories for our guests.  The successful People & Payroll Manager will oversee the Company’s multi-location payroll function and provide support to the fleet regarding People & payroll related tasks.


Payroll Duties:

  • Responsible for Reviewing and auditing payroll fleet-wide to ensure compliance
  • Reviews, balances and submits payroll on a weekly basis
  • Processes commissions, severance, garnishments and levies payments
  • Maintains and processes voluntary payroll deductions for the fleet
  • Maintains close partnership with the Company’s Controller and accounting team
  • Facilitates regular communication with the Company’s UltiPro Named Tax Representative to ensure ongoing correct tax setup and filing
  • Leads and finalizes the year end process
  • Runs and distributes payroll-related reports on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis to local city management teams and accounting
  • Submits annual EEO-1 report
  • Conducts reconciliation audits, tax and SUI audits on a regular basis
  • Ensures the Company is in compliance with federal and state minimum wage and OT laws
  • Serves as lead for annual Worker’s Compensation and accounting audits
  • Responds to all inquiries and questions from city shipmates in a professional and timely manner
  • Identifies and initiates necessary procedural improvement
  • Process monthly department invoicing
  • Work with Benefits and HRIS Team regarding payroll system functionality, LOA and 401k loan catchups, and benefit deduction discrepancies



The successful Payroll Manager will personally contribute to the unforgettable guest experience, be favorably viewed by supervisors and peers, and be swift and efficient in the execution of their assigned duties. Performance will be measured by quality, service, management evaluation, and feedback from peers on the city’s team.


  • Acts Decisively- Exercises good judgment and makes informed decisions on a regular basis
  • Demonstrates Flexibility- Adjusts priorities to multiple demands and unanticipated events
  • Fosters Continual Improvement- Identifies and implements improvements
  • Manages Performance- Regularly trains and develops specialists and interns
  • Manages Projects & Functions- Leads initiatives in department and ensures efficiency in outcomes
  • Manages Conflict- Proactively manages disagreements and identifies ways conflict can lead to positive change
  • Builds Relationships- Continues to foster relationships with fleet shipmates

Critical Thinking- Continually challenges the status quo and proactively finds inefficiencies and provides solutions


For purposes of this job description only, references to the ‘Company’ are to the following subsidiaries of Entertainment Cruises Inc.: Premier Yachts, Inc., Mystic Blue Cruises, Inc., Seadog Ventures, Inc., and Spirit Cruises, LLC. You are employed by one of these subsidiaries, not by Entertainment Cruises Inc.


Job Specifications / qualifications:

  • Strong background in payroll & tax, APA certification preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum three (3) year people & payroll experience
  • UltiPro (Ultimate Software) experience preferred
  • Ability to learn new processes quickly and meet deadlines
  • General knowledge of employment laws and practices
  • Ability to research issues and problem solve as needed
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills
  • Able to succeed in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Able to communicate clearly & concisely in oral and written form
  • Able to manage multiple priorities/tasks, while maintaining a high degree of organization
  • Able to manage time to maximize productivity
  • Able to maintain confidential information
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by job responsibility
  • Intermediate to Advanced computer skills required including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint




Posted: 2019-08-07 Expires: 2019-09-06

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