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Director, Payroll

Columbus, Ohio 500 Neil Ave, 43215
Director, Payroll (21038278)



Leads a large team of payroll employees. Ensures compliance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations. Designs short-term and long-term strategies for continuous improvement in payroll operations. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the Payroll Department and develops budgets, policies, and procedures.



In addition to following Chipotle’s policies and procedures, principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide strategic leadership for the management and execution of payroll processes. Ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll, including remittance and reporting of employee earnings, deductions, employee, and employer tax withholding 
  • Leads a large team of payroll employees who perform payroll, payroll tax, garnishment, and timekeeping processes.  Includes one on one's, assistance with questions and issues, mentoring and providing leadership to optimize operational excellence and create a deeper bench of experienced talent
  • Providing oversight and ensure controls (including SOX controls) are executed for payroll operations.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal and state payroll laws.
  • Manage escalated payroll processing issues in a manner that quickly mitigates compliance or employee relations issues and resolve with a root case analysis.
  • Develop and implement best practices, key performance indicators and service level metrics for department.
  • Actively participates in all People Support system evaluations to ensure solutions will adequately support payroll processing and compliance.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key internal and external partners. 
  • Strategizes with People Support executive leadership to determine and execute high priority company initiatives
  • Stay up to date with labor legislations and predictive scheduling compliance. 



  • B.A./B.S.
  • 10+ years of experience in Payroll or People Support
  • 5-8 years of supervisory experience
  • CPP preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, & Outlook
  • Strong knowledge of all payroll and payroll tax laws with multi state compliance
  • Possess excellent analytical, quantitative, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Have exceptional ability to manage priorities and projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Have a proven track record of elevating, empowering, and holding staff accountable
  • Be comfortable presenting to and communicating with a variety of stakeholders, including senior leadership
  • Be confident, with the ability to effectively challenge peers and leaders when appropriate
  • Have knowledge and ability to proficiently use a PC with MS Office Suite software, including intermediate-level knowledge of Microsoft Excel.


Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle had over 2,850 restaurants as of June 30, 2021, in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on the 2021 lists for Forbes' America's Best Employers and Fortune's Most Admired Companies. With nearly 102,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit WWW.CHIPOTLE.COM.



Food served fast does not have to be a typical fast-food experience.  Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We are changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.

Primary Location: Ohio - Columbus - 8890 - 500 Neil Ave-(08890)

Work Location:
8890 - 500 Neil Ave-(08890)
500 Neil Ave
Columbus 43215

Job Accounting and Finance Job Posting Dec. 23, 2021 Job Number 21038278

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