Mgr, Payroll

About Us

As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand.  Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in Germany with the first electric chainsaw in 1926, the STIHL name has remained synonymous with outstanding innovations, high-quality products and comprehensive service.


STIHL is seeking a highly motivated Payroll Manager to join Team STIHL in our Virginia Beach, VA location! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it's a great time to join the STIHL team.


Company Benefits Include:

  • Multiple bonus opportunities with potential annual merit increases
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center for employees and family members
  • Company Paid Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Company provided Life Insurance
  • Fully vested after 5 years Pension Plan
  • 401k Plan with employer match
  • Vacation, & Sick time with 11 paid holidays

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages work completed by Supervisor Payroll and Retirement Plan Coordinator in compliance with Company policy and federal and state regulations.
  • Reviews payroll systems for improvements in reporting/efficiency and other progressive changes.
  • Continuous communication with all levels of management, employees, and applicable vendors. 
  • Tax compliance for payroll and compensation related items, for domestic employees and expats / inpats.
  • Participates in audits as required, and reviews payroll procedures and prepares materials for auditors as requested.
  • Supervises and processes personnel costs and profit sharing transactions, 401K and pension plan documentation.
  • Reviews analysis for various costs, including German social security, personnel cost, fringe benefits, moving, auto, and other compensation items.
  • Prepares personnel costs for annual and strategic planning.
  • Analysis and compiles y-e compensation files for submission to pension and 401k vendors.
  • Manages compilation of hours worked, rates, master file information, taxes, insurance, and other items necessary to process the payroll for both hourly and salary employees.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Human Resources, or related discipline preferred CPP preferred
  • 5+ years of related experience, including tax related experience. 3+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with UKG preferred. 
  • Ability to quickly identify problems, develop alternative solutions, and implement corrective action efficiently and effectively.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, project management, and leadership abilities.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach