Job Description

Job Details
Acumen Mesa, AZ - Mesa, AZ
Full Time
Bachelors/Equivalent Yrs in Rel Field
$75,000.00 - $85,000.00 Salary/year
Limited or Occasional
Health Care

Acumen, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fiscal agents offering a portfolio of innovative financial management services backed by superior customer service. Our passion is to help people lead independent lives through exceptional participant-directed programs. We are a growth oriented company looking to expand in your market.

Acumen is a great place to work. Our employees make a positive difference in our clients lives by what they do. Among many benefits to working here, we offer a profit sharing program, a growth bonus program, medical, dental and vision coverage, and generous paid time off.

The Payroll Manager that will take the operational efficiency of our 20+ processor team to the next level in support of unparalleled client experience. She/he will not only improve processing efficiency and ensure a high level of accuracy in high-volume payroll but will also oversee the onboarding of new payrolls and the implementation of a new external/internal processing software. The ideal candidate is a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) with management and project management experience.



  • Run Acumen’s payroll processing team which processes payroll for state funded, self-direction programs and service provider clients in over 20 states.

  • Design and execute a strategy and required processes for the payroll team to ensure deadlines and high standards of accuracy are met.

  • Optimize existing processes (payroll and team related) to ensure a high level of efficiency and lead adoption of new external/internal processing software.

  • Collaborate with CTO, development team. and other stakeholders on the design and implementation of new software/systems

  • Assess new opportunities, whether for existing or new business lines, and develop action plans for the team to onboard and deliver for those clients.

  • Maintain payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.

  • Balance payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.

  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

  • Exude Acumen’s culture of servant leadership and client-service orientation.

  • Lead team and employee development including recruiting, orienting, and assessing employee performance.  

  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Work with accounting team, finance team, IT, HR, and across operations.

  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required.

  • Credentialed as a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).

  • 5+ years payroll management experience, US and Canada including 3-4 years multi-state payroll required.

  • Project management and systems implementation experience.

  • Excellent computer skills including advance Microsoft Excel.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and details in a time sensitive environment.

  • Ability to occasionally work other than normal work hours due to increased workload.




  • Experience managing a large team team with a track record of exceeding expectations.

  • Experience managing the development and internal adoption of new technical systems.

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process or hiring process, please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below:

(a) Dedicated fax 866-268-8885
(c) US mail 4554 E Inverness Ave Mesa, AZ 85206- Attn Human Resources
(d) Dedicated phone - 1-866-242-2714 Option 1 (Employment Opportunities) DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY

RISE is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We embrace diversity in all its form. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 




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