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Payroll Manager at Alstom in Rochester, NY

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The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.



Job Title 

Payroll Manager



Responsibilities and Accountabilities



  • US and Canadian payroll

  • Responsible for Payroll system updates 

  • Responsible for time and attendance system and other related interfaces
  • Management of multiple payrolls consistent with all applicable wage and hour laws.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on all payroll processes and procedures, including but not limited to, extra on/off cycle payrolls, year-end processing, retro calculations, etc.
  • Serve as point of contract for payroll issues and engages appropriate resources for resolution.
  • Administer periodic audits and review of process, systems and output to ensure payroll is achieving accurate intended results and all security restrictions are functioning.
  • Administer expatriate payrolls in close coordination with International HR colleagues and any related external tax providers.
  • Provide ongoing communication, training and strong leadership to the payroll team including performance and productivity goals.
  • Actively manage key internal relationships with HR, Finance, Internal Audit, and other department/contacts, as appropriate.
  • To foster continuous improvement in terms of efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Direct supervision of payroll team to ensure the group works in a collaborative and effective manner.




Candidate Requirements

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or other related field


Experience (Essential Functions)

Minimum of 7 years of large payroll processing experience that includes exposure to 401(k) and time entry systems.

Minimum of 3 years of managerial experience.

Experience with Payroll Projects.




At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.

More about Alstom www.alstom.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.  Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at careers.us@alstom.com (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line) or call us at  860-285-3194.  A Recruitment team member (available between 8:00 am – 5:00pm eastern time zone) will respond to all requests within three (3) business days to provide assistance and/or the information being sought.  Hard of hearing or deaf individuals may contact Alstom Recruiting by utilizing the “711 dialing code for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)” to contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at 860-285-3194.


Job Type: Experienced

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