Payroll Manager

April 18, 2023

Position Summary:

3 Step Sports, LLC is looking for a Payroll Manager to actively support the Accounting Department and the organization as we continue to grow. 3 Step, is the largest youth sport event and club operator in the nation, operating more than 1,100 events and dozens of club programs for athletes ages 8 – 18 spanning 40+ states and across seven sports. This position will be responsible for a variety of tasks all centered around payroll and other various aspects of the cash cycle. 3 Step is rapidly growing, and this role will require working both independently and collaboratively with employees across the organization.

Employees are expected to work in-person at the company’s headquarters in Andover, MA and will work 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain employee records in the payroll and ERP systems
  • Approve and post weekly staff time sheets
  • Maintain payroll deductions, deferrals, and withholdings for all employees
  • Perform benefits administration to include vendor change reporting, reviewing invoices for payment, and assisting employees with benefit enrollment, annual renewals, and termination Cobra forms
  • Process and post semi-monthly payroll
  • Maintain payroll reporting records
  • Manage year-end employee W-2 and employer ACA reporting
  • Prepare monthly staff time analysis reports
  • Process needed G/L journal entries related to payroll and benefits
  • Reconcile G/L accounts on a monthly basis related to assigned payroll and benefit accounts
  • Analyze, audit, reconcile, and resolve complex payroll processing and employee payroll issues to ensure smooth payroll processing
  • Ensure payroll reporting and payments are compliant with company policy, generally accepted accounting principles, and all tax authority regulations
  • Research and interpret federal and state regulatory requirements and resolve tax, withholding, garnishment, and wage/hour issues for payroll processing
  • Respond to year end external financial audit and any regulatory inquiries
  • May work with system programmers to achieve solutions or administer company payroll system with outside service provider
  • Other assigned duties as requested



  • 5+ years of experience managing payroll or accounting in a multi-state and multi-entity environment
  • Experience with accounting ERP system (Oracle Netsuite preferred)
  • Experience in handling sensitive/confidential information
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Acute attention to detail and a dedication to providing high quality work products
  • Proficient in financial accounting, with strong knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting practices and procedures
  • Ability to quickly assess issues and relevant information to make effective decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Proven ability to work with minimal direction, as well as be resourceful and independent in solving problems
  • Willingness to work hard with a positive attitude

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class