Payroll Specialist

Finance, Accounting and HR Temple, Texas


Position at Wilsonart

Company Overview

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wilsonart is a world leading manufacturer and distributor of engineered surfaces with approximately $1.4b in annual revenue and a global workforce of more than 4,500. Wilsonart surfaces are used in the office, education, healthcare, residential, hospitality and retail markets. Wilsonart, operating under the Wilsonart®, Resopal®, Polyrey®, Arborite®, Laminart®, Bushboard™, Mermaid™, Shore®, Ralph Wilson®, KML®, NewLeaf®, Wetwall®, Durcon® and Technistone® brands, manufactures and distributes High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated TFL and Edgebanding and other engineered surface options. Wilsonart does business in more than 100 countries with manufacturing operations in the Unites States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Czech Republic.

Positioned for Future Growth

 An extensive global manufacturing footprint, state-of-the-art process technologies, and scalable Global distribution capabilities provide a meaningful competitive advantage with excellent brand recognition and a reputation for product innovation and superior service which allow for strong and stable margin performance and robust cash flow conversion.  We have a strong company culture and extremely talented employee base as well as a dedicated and invested core Executive Leadership Team.

Our History

For more than 60 years, Wilsonart has honored our founders' promise to provide our customers with industry-leading products and service.

In November 2012, Wilsonart became a new, independent company when Clayton, Dubilier & Rice ("CD&R") and Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) completed a transaction for the sale of ITW's Decorative Surfaces business unit. CD&R acquired a majority stake in the new freestanding business and ITW retained an ongoing ownership stake.

Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private equity firm with an investment strategy predicated on producing financial returns through building stronger, more profitable businesses. The Firm’s partners and advisors include a combination of skilled investment decision-makers and seasoned corporate leaders from major global enterprises. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of more than $18 billion in 56 businesses with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $90 billion. The Firm has offices in New York and London. For more information, please visit

 Illinois Tool Works or ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It employs more than 50,000 people, and is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries.

Our Mission and Values

Wilsonart is driven by a mission to create surfaces people love, with service you can count on, delivered by people who care. Wilsonart is driven by providing beautiful, hard-working, on-trend and high performing engineered surfaces for whatever you need to cover. For decades, our companies worldwide have given designers and builders the right tools for the job, no matter how specialized. Today, we bring you a portfolio of solutions, both decorative and functional, that spans retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, office and institutional applications.

Service You Can Count On.

Wilsonart is dedicated to getting our customers what they want, when and how they want it. From a North American fleet of trucks, to strategically located distribution centers around the world, we can service the globe with our expanding range of products and services.

People Who Care.

Over 4,500 people strong, Wilsonart is made up of dedicated people who care about doing the right thing, every day. Whether it’s making a flawless sheet of high pressure laminate, volunteering at a community house raising or sourcing sustainable materials, Wilsonart people care deeply about what they do, who they do it for, and how they do it.

Wilsonart is seeking an experienced payroll specialist to be responsible for all payroll-related tasks. In this role, your responsibilities will include collecting and reviewing employee information and working hours, calculating wages, preparing and processing employee payments, and maintaining accurate payroll records.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the HR department on day to day tasks to ensure employees are paid in a timely and accurate fashion. Assist HR team with payroll related issues as needed.
  • Works directly with employees to resolve outstanding payroll inquiries
  • Participates in payroll system upgrades and implementations
  • Ensures amounts/deductions are calculated and applied to various accounts correctly
  • Monitors federal, state and local taxes, social security contributions, and employee benefit contributions, garnishments, and other deductions to ensure accuracy of individual pay
  • Assist with audits such as internal, state, federal, etc. for correctly classifying and paying employees
  • Analyze tax reports and related documentation
  • Documents payroll processes and procedures
  • Works independently within defined policies and procedures
  • Administering of garnishment/collection orders received by the State and government authorities.
  • Audit, reconcile and record employee expenses using Concur

 Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ experience preparing and processing multi-state weekly payroll tasks
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of payroll, bookkeeping, and accounting procedures.
  • Familiar with state and federal payroll and tax regulations
  • Experience with payroll software – preferably Dayforce/Ceridian
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality, relate to others in a courteous manner, and provide exemplary customer service
  • Familiar with general HR & payroll wage and hour laws, tax laws, functions and processes
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing - payroll variances, IRS Forms W-4, wage garnishments, deduction set-ups, and all other pertinent information
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Associate Degree in Accounting or relevant field or equivalent experience



Wilsonart is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.