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Director of Payroll

Company: National Vision
Location: Duluth
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

At National Vision, Inc. (NVI), we believe everyone deserves to see their best to live their best. We help people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible.

NVI is one of the largest optical retail companies in the United States with over 1,200 stores in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. We operate five retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores and Vista Optical inside Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases. We employ over 13,000 people including a network of over 2,000 optometrists. We offer an innovative culture where training is a priority, hard work is praised, and career growth is a reality.

National Vision is currently looking for a Director, Payroll to join our growing team!

The Director of Payroll oversees the payroll for the entire organization and follows wage and hour compliance along with National Vision Inc. policies and procedures.

Job Description

What Would You Do? The Specifics?

  • Directs payroll operations (payroll processing and garnishments) and payroll tax (multi-state and federal payroll tax) functions to ensure all payroll processes and responsibilities are being achieved, completed in a timely manner and are in compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Demonstrates and promotes strong customer service through collaboration with employees, legal, accounting, HR and IT.
  • Identifies business improvement opportunities to ensure payroll accuracy and efficiency in support of continued growth.
  • Manages the relationship of payroll vendors and service providers.
  • Implements strategic initiatives impacting payroll operations.
  • Oversees technology projects including enhancements and implementations to ensure project planning, testing, process development and procedures are sufficient to support the project.
  • Critically reviews and analyzes current payroll, garnishments, and tax procedures in order to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations. Maintains and updates payroll related policies and procedures.
  • Prepares for payroll audits and ensures team is following compliance and best practices.
  • Main point of contact for Accounting and Finance teams to enhance collaboration/communication and manage issues to resolution.
  • Stays abreast of multi-state regulatory requirements and company policies.
  • Coaches, develops, and manages direct team members to build organizational capability and provide opportunities for job enrichment.
  • Ensures service excellence is a key priority among all team members and serves as a role model by embodying the characteristics of strong leadership.
  • Makes recommendations to the annual budget.


  • 9+ years progressive Human Resources or Payroll experience. (Req)
  • Four year college degree or equivalent experience. in Business. Req

Licenses, Certifications, Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)-APA Or equivalent (Required)

Additional Skills

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Access (Required)
  • Experience with Time and Attendance Systems, Dayforce/Dimensions Preferred. (Required)
  • Experience with Cognos report writing. (Preferred)
  • Able to meet strict deadlines (Required)
  • Experience with multiple payroll systems- UltiPro Preferred. (Required)

Additional Information

What are the benefits?

National Vision offers a competitive benefits package including Health and Dental Insurance, 401k with company match, Flex Spending Account, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Personal Time Off, and much more. Please see our website to learn more.

NVI is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.


Keywords: National Vision, Roswell , Director of Payroll, Other , Duluth, Georgia

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