Payroll Supervisor

Accounting & Finance IRONDALE, Alabama


Position at Motion Industries

Payroll Supervisor

The Payroll Supervisor manages the daily operations of the payroll system for Motion. This position requires an understanding of the various federal and state laws and regulations affecting the payroll function, including but not limited to IRS regulations, state garnishment laws and banking practices. Reporting to the Payroll Manager, the supervisor manages several direct reports and processes payroll for over 8,000 employees across the US & Mexico.
Motion offers an excellent benefits package which includes options for healthcare coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick, and holiday pay.

Job Duties

• Compiles payroll data such as hours worked, taxes, etc. to maintain payroll records. Receives payroll data from Human Resources, or employees and verifies accuracy and applicability, then processes and updates payroll records in a timely manner.
• Conducts audits and reviews error reports of data related employees and taxes. Makes necessary adjustments to correct errors. Effectively coordinates with various payroll providers, Managers, Human Resources, and employees, as needed.
• Prepares ACH for wire transfer requests for payroll deposits and tax payments; interface with the Corporate Treasury function, as necessary.
• Responsible for all manual journal entries related to the Payroll accounts. Completes monthly accounting reconciliations for payroll related general ledger accounts.
• Responsible for the coordination and oversight of the company inhouse commission system.
• Maintains files, data, registers, etc. to support audit and compliance requirements. Interfaces with auditors, exercising judgment and discretion in response to audit and regulatory inquiries. Supports internal control environment, including Sarbanes-Oxley 404 testing.
• Acts as project lead in the consolidation and streamlining of payroll preparation for Motion with the objective of creating an efficient and customer-oriented payroll function.
• Coordinates closely with Human Resources and Finance to work through issues and resolves concerns associated with electronic feeds, payroll reconciliations and other related items.
• Prepares periodic and/or ad hoc reports as needed or requested using established reporting systems or standard Microsoft Office products.
• Oversees training of new payroll processors and ensures management is informed of potential payroll, employee relations or financial/tax related issues.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Typically requires a bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Adminstration, or a related discipline and three (3) to five (5) years of experience.
• Must possess good detail orientation and organizational skills; a focus on accuracy with respect to employee paychecks is critical
• Possess demonstrated problem-solving skills as well as the ability to provide innovative solutions within the framework of tax and regulatory environments and drive issues to resolution
• Possess ability to work under high levels of demand while maintaining customer service orientation
• Proficient level of written/verbal communication skills; effective interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and develop business relationships with a diverse range of individuals
• Good working knowledge of multi-state tax issues as well as tax equalization routines
• Experienced at making journal entries and doing account reconciliations
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and their application in a financial setting. Ability to effectively develop and run reports using the payroll provider’s report writer is needed
• Good analytical, continuous improvement and process orientation skills
• Must be able to lead and coach others

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.