A valuable team member for 22 years this October, Elizabeth has excelled at many positions including Account Specialist, Office Manager, Special Projects Manager, Payroll Manger & HR. Her current position is Payroll Manager for Origlio’s 500+ employees. Additionally, Elizabeth is responsible for verifying and paying all vendor bills for company benefits.
What do you like most about your position? I like that there are deadlines. Each pay period feels like a project worked through to completion. The benefits bills are similar in the sense that while there are constant changes from month to month, there is a sense of accomplishment each month when they’re finished.
What is the most challenging part of your job? We pay employees based on three separate union contracts, a non-union handbook and different localities. We have made system improvements to automate some of the pay differences, but there are some aspects that need manual management by myself as well as supervisors. It’s challenging, but that’s part of what I enjoy.
What does it take to be a top-notch Payroll Manager? You need to manage your time well and be very organized. And a bit of thick skin helps too.
What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love spending time with my husband and our three kids – Charlie, Adam and Grace. I also enjoy running and exercise in general, and I’m a painter. I love being creative. Although these days my skills are used mostly for PTO projects and Halloween costumes.
If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be, past or present? Ben Franklin, Oprah Winfrey and for pure entertainment, Andy Cohen. I do love mindless Bravo TV.
What are three things on your bucket list? I would love to see all the big National Parks. So far, I’ve been to six. I also want to visit Ireland and run the NYC marathon.
Do you have any favorite fall activities? Halloween of course! I love a good hayride and a corn maze with my kids.
What is the last TV show you binged? Schitt’s Creek. I know it’s older, but it’s so funny. I’m open to suggestions for my next series.
If you could be anywhere, drinking any beer… I’d be on a beach, with an Allagash White or a White Claw Grapefruit in hand.