Our client, WestRock (NYSE:WRK), a world leader in paper and packaging with more than 50,000 team members and 320 manufacturing facilities, design centers, research labs and sales offices spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, seeks an experienced Payroll Manager to be based in Duluth, GA. The Payroll Manager will be responsible for managing all activities and resources of the Payroll department ensuring accurate payroll processing for more than 40,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. The Payroll Manager will be responsible for all aspects of each pay cycle including, payroll processes and procedures, SOX controls, and consistent, and accurate and compliant payroll execution. Reporting to the Director of Payroll, this individual will ensure that all operational processes are controlled from a risk perspective, and have built-in control plans and assessments to review effectiveness on a regular basis. The Payroll Manager will drive the creation and implementation of Time and Attendance related processes across teams and locations. The ideal candidate will be an experienced people manager offering at least seven years of progressive experience within Payroll and Time and Attendance functions. Labor relations, union, and multi-state experience required; Canadian and/or international experience is preferred. Experience with processing large payrolls and proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment is sought, within merger and acquisition atmospheres a plus. Experience working with ADP payroll services and PeopleSoft is advantageous.