The Wills Group

  • Payroll Administrator/Manager

    Job Locations US-MD-La Plata
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  • Overview

    The Wills Group is an established, privately-held company serving customers across Maryland, D.C., Delaware, and Virginia with the vision, drive, and capacity to serve many more in the near term. Headquartered in La Plata, MD, The Wills Group is the parent company of several retail, convenience, and home comfort business units, including Dash In Food Stores, Splash In Car Washes, SMO Motor Fuels, and SMO Energy. Each one is committed to providing its customers with quality services and a superior experience – every time.


    Serving as a center of excellence, The Wills Group has a solid infrastructure built of talented teams to guide and support the successful operation of its business units, including human resources, finance, IT, marketing, and communications.


    The Wills Group was founded in 1926, and we are in the process of building the next chapter of our history. From a renewed customer focus to new brand positioning, and from product diversification to expansion into new markets, The Wills Group is evolving who we are and how we operate to pave the way for future success; redefining ourselves for today’s and tomorrow’s customers.


    Grounded in rich history since 1926 and strong company values, The Wills Group places its employees at the forefront of all they do, and is equally committed to giving back to the communities where it operates.


    You will be an integral part of our family of companies and will play a significant role in taking The Wills Group and its brands to the next level.


    We are currently searching for our Payroll Administrator/Manager who will be responsible for processing payroll and applicable taxes accurately and timely. He or she will act as first point of contact for staff, management, vendors, and governmental agencies (local, state & federal) related to payroll taxes.


    1. 20% - Prepares and processes bi-weekly, semi-monthly, and franchisee payrolls. Liaise with HR and Accounting management, and payroll vendor on relevant issues. Monitors payroll changes, tax and reporting changes/procedures.
    2. 10% - Acts as point of contact for all local, state and federal tax authorities. Performs necessary research on all payroll compliance issues and obtains resolution.
    3. 10% - Responsible for general ledger entries for TWGI and its affiliates, payroll reports for in-house clients, and updates summary worksheets for payroll deductions.
    4. 10% - Prepares monthly reconciliations and payroll reporting to other departments within TWGI. Provides orientation for new hires regarding payroll and timekeeping and assists staff with ad-hoc reports.
    5. 5%- Reviews all tax filings including monthly payroll tax deposits, quarterly 941 filings for FIT, Social Security and Medicare, and annual 941 filings and W-3 and W-2 preparation by the payroll vendor.
    6. 5%- Prepares work-papers and provide all supporting documents for annual financial statement audits, benefit plan audits, and workers’ compensation audits.

    Required Qualifications


    1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred.
    2. Three to five years of prior payroll processing experience.


    1. Proficiency with Ceridian, Payce, and Timeclock products preferred.
    2. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
    3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    4. Must be able to maintain complete confidentiality of all payroll related information.
    5. Must be able to maintain complete and accurate records of all payroll related information.


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