Manager Workers Compensation Employee Benefits resume example with 16+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Benefits Specialist with background in Payroll, Accounting and Workers' Compensation within Manufacturing. Proven success in leadership, implementation of new payroll software systems, operational excellence and policy development with keen understanding of elements of the Manufacturing business. Recognized for piloting new processes in Total Absence Management to reduce absenteeism and increase production and profitability.

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Benefits And Compensation Management
  • Biweekly Payroll
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL, Expected in 1993 Master of Business Administration : - GPA :
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL Expected in 1990 Bachelor of Science : Finance, Management - GPA :
Work History
Graco Inc. - Manager Workers' Compensation & Employee Benefits
San Francisco, CA, 01/2017 - 07/2020
  • Planned, organized and directed the Non-Occupational and Occupational Process including Workers' Compensation, Supplemental WC, Accident & Sickness, Medical and Pension Benefits in accordance with all federal, state and local regulations for a union plant with approximately 1,400 associates. This process includes employee benefits administration; monthly SOX reconciliation; timely filing of all WC claims investigations and state related forms; actively participate and coordinate quarterly Claims Reviews; annual Settlement Conferences and travel to the corporate office in Akron, Ohio and other plants in the United States as needed.
  • Managed the staff of third-party contractors including 6 nurses at the onsite clinic, a nurse practitioner, company physician, 3 physical therapists, FMLA Coordinator, EAP Counselor as well as outside case managers with Corvel, Genex, Liberty Mutual claims adjusters and MetLife representatives.
  • Participated in the litigation process by collaborating with 4 company attorneys; worked with Private Investigators when surveillance was needed; attended Mediations, Depositions and Trials as needed to help ensure a successful legal outcome.
  • Worked closely with the Goodyear Associate Service Center (Alight) to direct and coordinate various benefit programs including annual enrollment for hourly (union) and salary (non-union) employees; 401K, medical, dental and vision packages. Act as Coordinator for annual Biometrics Event.
  • Implemented a successful Return To Work process for workers' compensation associates by pairing light duty restrictions with meaningful jobs resulting in a $700K labor credit in just 3 years. Total number of associates out of work receiving TTD benefits decreased from 32 to 3.
  • Reduced "repeat" injuries by 25% by launching a new PT Outreach Program which focuses on cumulative trauma injuries.
  • Implemented the first Non-Occupational Management Process including Accident & Sickness pay, disability management and FMLA . This program was successfully piloted at the Gadsden plant resulting in a decrease of 33% in absenteeism in the first year.
  • Currently assisting with Plant Closure.
Arkansas State Highway Transportation Department - Payroll Manager/Senior Staff Accountant
Mountainburg, AR, 01/2010 - 01/2017
  • Processed hourly payroll for over 1,400 union associates weekly while working within parameters of a union contract.
  • Worked closely with human resources, union division chairmen, DPC programmers and AON representatives daily to resolve payroll issues related to Workday - Self Service for hourly and salary employees.
  • Managed daily payroll functions of payroll clerks and business center auditors.
  • Assisted employees with Self-Service regarding direct deposit, W-4 tax forms and income withholding orders.
  • Attended New Hire Orientation weekly to welcome new employees and answer payroll questions.
  • Processed journal entries, Share Plan bonus payout, SUB and COLA spreadsheet.
  • Acted as payroll-related subject matter expert to management, other plants and employees to resolve payroll discrepancies.
  • Maintained employee privacy and protected payroll operations by keeping all information confidential.
  • Responded to employee questions and requests for information in timely and knowledgeable fashion.
  • Directed 4 meetings per week between payroll, accounting and HR managers to identify and alleviate ongoing Workday issues.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company - Senior Accountant
City, STATE, 02/2007 - 01/2010
  • Managed all financial operations of Curing, Final Finish and Warehouse departments.
  • Developed and reviewed annual budgets, including capital appropriations and operating budgets, and communicated findings to senior management.
  • Completed monthly and year-end closing processes with controllers and external auditors.
  • Reviewed documents and accounts for discrepancies and resolved variances.
  • Supported monthly general ledger closing activities, including preparing journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Reviewed plant purchase orders to ensure compliance and budgeting constraints.
  • Managed/Reconciled petty cash weekly.
  • Utilized SAP, GAAP, AS400, GEMS software, Goldcolors software, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Gadsden Job Corps. Center - Accountant
City, STATE, 12/2003 - 02/2007
  • Processed payroll for approximately 400 hourly and salaried associates for an educational center operated by The Department of Labor.
  • Performed journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, Excel spreadsheets on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Coordinated the distribution of approximately $10,000 bi-weekly to students for incentives/awards.
  • Taught students social skills, job interview skills, various financial skills such as balancing a checkbook, creating a budget, financing loans and banking skills.
  • Filled in for the Finance Director, as needed.

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School Attended

  • Jacksonville State University
  • Jacksonville State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Manager Workers' Compensation & Employee Benefits
  • Payroll Manager/Senior Staff Accountant
  • Senior Accountant
  • Accountant


  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science

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