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Employee Spotlight: Mary Traywick

01/07/2016

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Name: Mary Traywick
Joined LBMC Employment Partners: 2011
Title: Payroll Implementation Manager

Background: Mary majored in communications at Michigan State — she's happy to discuss all things Spartan sporting events. She worked for LBMC briefly in 2008-2009 on the HR side of things, and ended up back in Nashville in 2011, when the right opportunity with LBMC arose in payroll.

Role: The implementation manager is responsible for bringing on new clients and setting up their payroll in the LBMC payroll system. This requires gathering employee information, deductions, and setting the companies up correctly for taxation purposes. It also involves managing garnishments, 401K plans, and assisting companies on how to use LBMC's payroll software. It's a lot to keep track of, but payroll at LBMC goes above and beyond. 

On What Makes LBMC Payroll Services Stand Out: "With a larger payroll service agency, you often get referred to an 800 number, says Traywick. “You get a different person on the phone every time, so you always have to start your story and re-explain your concern. With us, you get a dedicated payroll representative, and if you have HR services, you get a dedicated HR manager." Those dedicated representatives are backed up by other team members familiar with each respective company.

Why LBMC is a Great Fit for Mary: "I get to organize all the time here, and I'm an organization freak." (Not a bad thing when you're handling the finances of others.) "You're working with multiple clients, bringing them on board, and you're keeping track of all these different details because every company is different and wants different services. I really like to look at data that maybe doesn't make sense when it first comes in and figure out how to decipher it and decide where it goes." 

What's Unique about the Work Environment: "Ron and Sharon [Powlus] are great employers. They're very supportive. This job requires a lot of long and hard hours, but they're great at being flexible and helping us balance personal and professional time."

Personal: Mary's a running enthusiast, having recently completed a Ragnar Relay (a relay from Chattanooga to Nashville -- it's no joke) with a group that included other LBMC employees. She also enjoys walking with her 3 large dogs. She lives in College Grove, TN with her husband, Dennis, and two stepsons, Tucker and Justin.