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Senior Payroll Manager in La Vergne, TN at LKQ Corporation

Date Posted: 1/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • The Senior Payroll Manager is responsible for overseeing the preparation, integrity, and disbursement of all LKQ North American payrolls while ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local payroll and tax regulations.
  • Evaluate existing and new payroll related regulations on an ongoing basis as it relates to LKQ North America’s payroll activities and field operations to ensure compliance with all applicable payroll and tax regulations.
  • Develop and maintain payroll processes and internal controls to preserve the quality, efficiency, and overall effectiveness of all payroll functions while ensuring regulatory compliance. 
  • Maintain required documentation and review support for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. 
  • Enhance existing department processes by establishing best practices, implementing automation, and streamlining workflow. 
  • Evaluate and recommend opportunities to manage costs and increase service levels for the internal and external customers supported by each department. 
  • Build and maintain a high functioning team by ensuring appropriate training and evaluation of employees to enhance their performance, development, and work product. 
  • Motivate and reward employees including providing salary increases and promotions within allocated budgets and company guidelines.
  • Partner with HR, Benefits, and Accounting to review cross-departmental impacts, strategy, and reconcile data sharing related to payroll. Work collaboratively to implement changes leading to best-in-class operations.
  • Set a tone of collaboration among the payroll team, stakeholders, and cross-functional teams to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Coordinate with corporate, other departments, region management and the field organization to ensure alignment and effectiveness of department goals and activity. 
  • Provide reporting and support to enhance their operations.
  • Develop and maintain departmental metrics and key performance indicators which reflect the department’s process effectiveness and support policy adherence and enforcement. 
  • Oversee the payroll activities related to account reconciliation, monthly variance analysis, accrual calculations, and journal entry review.

Company Overview:

LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.

LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.

LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!

We offer:

* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match
* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)?
* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program
* Tuition Reimbursement
* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career

Job Requirements

  • 7+ years payroll experience in roles of increasing responsibility with 3+ years in a supervisory capacity
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, finance, accounting, or related field
  • Certified Payroll Professional designation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll administration including federal, state and local wage and tax regulations in a multi-state environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively present facts and recommendations in a verbal and written form 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles and practices
  • Ability to formulate policy and document processes and procedures
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite