Payroll Manager

Human ResourcesHybrid Remote, ATLANTA, Georgia


Position at Genuine Parts Company

Summary Job Description


The Payroll Manager will oversee and manage the company-wide payroll processes for U.S. employees.  This role will ensure consistent, high-quality care and service is provided by their team of Payroll, Garnishment, Tax, and Banking Specialists in a high-volume service center environment.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in both payroll administration, accounting and people management.


As a member of the Employee Service Center Management Team, interprets overall strategic vision as established by management, communicates overall plan to staff and ensures compliance with company operating philosophy



Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions
  • Identifies and recommends updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures
  • Maintain and develop staff through managing time and attendance, training and coaching individuals, and discipline
  • Fosters a team environment to drive ownership of work and encourages team involvement and support around process improvement ideas
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates, etc.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions
  • Monitors changes and remains current on legal, regulatory or governmental requirements (e.g.,

wage and hour, garnishments, tax matters, 401(k) and other benefit deductions)

  • Liaise with auditors and manage payroll related audits by providing records and documentation as needed.
  • Manage individual performance through goal planning, providing regular feedback, providing growth opportunities, and facilitating performance conversations
  • Coordinates team projects and drives for results through task delegation and follow up
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential
  • Collaborate and work in conjunction with finance and HR teams for reporting, general ledger, special projects, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.







  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience processing payroll
  • Three + years prior experience leading teams
  • Demonstrated skills of leading and developing large payroll teams of ten or more employees into highly functioning teams
  • Prior experience with HR/Payroll ERP, time and general ledger systems required
  • Strong knowledge of payroll and tax practices and compliance
  • Experience with HR administration and general exposure / knowledge of various HR functions (e.g., policy, compensation, employee relations, benefits, performance management, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of applicable Federal and State labor compliance laws (e.g., FLSA, FMLA) regulations that impact payroll
  • Good interpersonal skills to build effective relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Exposure to HR and/or case management technologies (e.g., case management, human capital management, etc.).
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making abilities
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superior Customer Service skills
  •  Basic accounting skills
  • Excellent processing skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with Workday and Kronos Workforce Central strongly preferred
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and membership in a professional payroll organization a plus

GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.