Job Location:
Collegedale, TN

Pay Grade 

Salaried grade 4 

Job Summary 

A Payroll Specialist performs independent duties necessary for the accurate calculation and distribution of wages, maintenance of payroll and related tax records distribution of payroll reports and process to manage withheld monies. Serves as a direct resource for all employees. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert and/or resource to others in matters relating to payroll
  • Performs testing of payroll processes against system changes and regularly scheduled software upgrades. Makes recommendations for performance enhancing features
  • Reviews, analyzes and verifies payroll reports and documents for accuracy; makes necessary adjustments or corrections through established procedures
  • Analyzes and responds to complex matters requiring comprehensive knowledge of payroll policies and procedures
  • Researches and interprets a variety of complex information in response to inquiries
  • Interprets and provides direction on Company policies and procedures, Federal, State and Local laws and regulations involving payroll processes
  • Maintains strict confidence
  • Reviews and/or enters payroll transactions and related data
  • Researches, analyzes and resolves difficult or advanced technical problems or questions presented by co-workers or other employees, and/or outside agency representatives
  • Responds to and/or coordinates with outside agencies for requested forms and information
  • Review court orders and federal/state tax levies and ensure orders are communicated and processed in a timely manner
  • Recommends or participates in the development of new procedures and policies related to payroll operations; coordinates approved changes within payroll processing system, and updates affected procedure manuals
  • Compiles tax and payroll reports for both internal and external purposes
  • Responds verbally or in writing to inquiries, complaints or problems and makes necessary adjustments of a non-routine nature
  • Coordinates and interacts with federal and state agencies on specialized issues pertaining to employee compensation and/or deductions
  • Completes various scheduled payroll audits to ensure error-free processing/operations
  • Demonstrates workplace behavior consistent with company policies and values
  • Communicates job information to accomplish work tasks
  • Maintains good attendance as defined by company and/or department policy
  • Exercises personal safety on the job and demonstrates a commitment to the safety of others and our products 

Required Qualifications

  • Two plus years of College or AS Degree; with at least two years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience (2 years of experience = 1 year of education)
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong proficiency in Outlook, Word, and Excel; other software may be required
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as payroll tax rules and regulations, legal documents/court orders, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, including personal employee communications and responses to court orders
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • High level of attention to detail
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Accuracy and reasonable speed on the keyboard and ten key
  • Ability to complete assignments on time with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) designation with the American Payroll Association
  • Four year college degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Working knowledge of Workday 


  • Competitive pay scale
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Health insurance, including prescription drug plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision care plan
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off (for vacation, holidays, sick time, personal time, etc.)
  • Direct deposit payroll
  • Credit Union
  • Shift differential pay
  • Exercise and recreation facility
  • Profit-sharing program
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance ( Company Paid Premiums)

**EOE, including disability/veterans**