HUGO BOSS is one of the leading premium fashion and lifestyle companies with around 13,800 employees worldwide. As diverse as we are at HUGO BOSS, we all share a common goal: to inspire people through our work. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be yourself and to contribute your ideas and your creativity – because, to create something extraordinary, we must explore new paths together. Join our team and discover how you can shape your own future at HUGO BOSS!

Payroll Manager
HUGO BOSS Fashions, Inc. | New York City | United States | Full-time

As a member of the HUGO BOSS Human Resources department, the Payroll Manager is responsible for managing all payroll processing, reporting, and payroll tax and compliance for HUGO BOSS USA and Canada. This individual will oversee two Payroll Specialists, and will be responsible for managing, developing, and improving overall efficiency to lead their team.


What you can expect:

  • Oversees all payroll functions for Hugo Boss USA and Hugo Boss Canada, including Corporate, Retail, and Logistics payrolls (1,000+ employees)
  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions
  • Supervises 2-Payroll Specialists
  • Develops strong controls and procedures to ensure accurate and timely payroll for all paygroups
  • Responsible for maintaining data integrity within all payroll systems, particularly involving Hugo Boss’ various payroll interfaces (e.g., SAP HR, Kronos timekeeping, and Callidus for retail commissions).  
  • Troubleshoot system interface data discrepancies that impact pay and identify solutions in partnership with various business partners
  • Resolve payroll issues as they arise and implement procedures to mitigate future risks and errors
  • Collaborate with the Finance teams on General Ledger posting, payroll budgeting inquiries, to ensure accurate reporting  
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices. 
  • Regularly communicates with management, Human Resources, and Retail Operations on payroll-related topics (e.g., payroll adjustments, payroll law updates).
  • Recommend the development of new policies and procedures utilizing knowledge of federal, state and local government regulations and reporting requirement
  • Advise on the tax implications of certain matters, such as adding employees in new states or localities, fringe benefits, tax gross-ups, etc
  • Conduct tax reconciliation and equalization reviews and establish shadow payrolls for Ex-pats as required
  • Audit quarterly tax filings and file amendments were necessary  
  • Work with external auditors on annual audits, walkthroughs, and all other information gathering.
  • Additional projects as required 

Your profile:

  • BS/BA in business administration (management/finance/accounting)  
  • 10+ years of payroll experience, with 3+ years of managerial experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll best practices and related laws and regulations  
  • Canadian payroll experience a plus  
  • Proficiency with ADP Vantage software 
  • Knowledge of SAP HR a plus  
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills   
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills    
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment 
  • Detail oriented and deadline driven with strong analytical, organizational, and computer skills 
  • Ability to present data in a concise, logical and useful manner  
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize work effectively 
  • Understanding of basic accounting concepts to assist in general ledger reconciliations
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and employees 
  • Strong relationship-building and customer service oriented with all levels of employees


Your benefits:


  • 401(k) with company match
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Voluntary benefits and critical Illness
  • Company sponsored life and disability benefits
  • Discounts for auto/home/pet insurance
  • Commuter benefit program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • 21 paid days off (pro-rated based on first year of employment) plus your birthday off
  • Flexible Fridays  

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City