The Payroll Director will be responsible for the successful processing and analysis of the NFL’s league level bi-weekly payroll, which includes approximately 5,000 employees at peak times during the season and is made up of full time exempt, part time and seasonal nonexempt and certain collectively bargained union employees. This position requires the Director to have extensive experience with managing all aspects of payroll laws, time reporting laws, and experience with related systems and processing activities as well as have hands-on expertise. This position will lead the payroll team (inclusive of a time reporting team) and will be expected to implement best in class processes. This position will be tasked with maintaining a team that successfully runs payroll but also proactively audits and analyzes the payroll and time data. The NFL is looking for a dynamic and compelling leader who will work collaboratively the departments responsible for employing static and dynamic workforces (principally Human Resources, Football Operations and the NFL Network and Digital content production teams.) Must be proactive, manage and prioritize complex and time sensitive activities to accomplish all key objectives and bring continual improvements to the department. The ability to lead, problem solve, set, and achieve stretch goals and work in team settings and independently are necessary skills. This position will be expected to deliver results-orientated leadership through best practices and processes that provide necessary strategic execution of Payroll plans across a variety of employee groups and locations.


  • Manage all aspects of daily operations of Payroll department including supervision of staff.

  • Responsible for overall corporate payroll strategy and execution of the payroll function and its related services across the NFL.

  • Experience with executive deferred compensation and performance-based compensation arrangements.

  • Experience with time reporting systems, time tracking labor laws and integration of time systems into core payroll systems

  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws regarding payroll administration, tax payments etc. Resolve all matters involving compliance therewith.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years of experience managing a large complex payroll processing environment for an organization with at least 2000 exempt and nonexempt employees in a multi-state environment. Minimum 5 years of experience in Oracle Cloud based payroll, including payroll processing, tax processing and reporting expertise.

  • Expert user knowledge of Oracle Cloud Payroll

  • Expert user knowledge of complex time reporting rules and systems; Kronos preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of payroll costing process to the general ledger and balancing

  • Skilled in report writing within Oracle and data analysis using advanced Excel.

  • Expert knowledge of payroll tax laws and complex employee benefit programs impacting payroll

  • Expert knowledge of various pay and deduction codes

  • Expert knowledge of executive deferred compensation plans

  • Functional experience with systems implementation and integration a strong plus

  • Elevated level of leadership skills, motivator of staff and strong organization and accuracy skills

  • Ability to work independently and extended hours to meet all critical deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong managerial experience

Other Key Attributes / Characteristics

  • Strong work ethic, and maintains highest levels of integrity and professionalism.

Salary / Pay Range

This job posting contains a pay range, which represents the range of salaries or hourly rates that the NFL believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting that it might be willing to pay for the posted job in the location(s) specified. The NFL expects to hire for this position near the middle of the range. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would the NFL consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range.

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • NFL employees are required to work 40 hours per week.

  • The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.

  • The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.