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Payroll Lead

Skokie, Illinois
Job Type
1 Aug 2022

Job Description

Stepan Company is hiring for a Payroll Lead Position in our Northbrook, IL office. The Payroll Lead position is a hands-on, roll up your sleeves position that will lead all corporate payroll activities to ensure transactions are processed timely, accurately and in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements, established SOX controls and company policies. This position will work closely with the Corporate Human Resources Department and the recently implemented SAP/Success Factors human resource management system. 
This position will also provide assistance to the Corporate Accounts Payable department and work closely with the Corporate Procurement Department and our domestic plant locations utilizing the SAP/Ariba system.  These efforts will include, but not be limited to, assisting with invoice processing and automation efforts, accounts payable problem resolution (GR/IR, Ariba, and SAP), procurement master data resolution, etc.


A minimum five years of SAP payroll experience required, preferably in a large global organization with detailed SAP hands on experience
Ability to take initiative, prioritize and problem solve with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to determine escalation requirements and ensure key issues are put in front of key stakeholders with recommendations for resolution
General understanding of end-to-end HR/payroll, payroll information flow is required 
SAP/Success Factors Employee Central Payroll module experience highly desired
ADP Smart Compliance and ADP Workforce experience highly desired
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification is a plus
General Accounts Payable experience is a plus
SAP/Ariba module experience is a plus





Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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  • Job Reference: 673852149-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Stepan Company
  • Location: Skokie, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent