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Payroll Specialist

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 11/1/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-15436

Position Overview:

The Payroll Specialist will report into the Payroll Delivery Manager on the Payroll Delivery Team and be part of a regional group of associates responsible for the execution of Payroll processes from pre-payroll inputs to delivery of payroll remuneration to associates for an assigned group of countries/legal entities, specifically the U.S. and Canada. U.S. domestic and Canada payroll has multiple pay frequencies, including monthly retiree, semi-monthly, and weekly pay cycles for a population of approximately 11,000 employees.

The Payroll Delivery Team reports to the Finance Operations North America Director and is part of a payroll organization which also includes Equity Payroll & Payroll Accounting. This role will require a close working relationship with the HR Operations teams, including Benefits and Work Force Administration, HR Strategic Business Partners, Global Compensation, Executive Services, and COS provider Ultimate

The Payroll Specialist primarily focus on supporting the payrolls by gathering manual payroll earnings & deductions inputs and updating Excel templates to submit data to payroll providers in line with predetermined cut off dates. Leverages systems such as Workday, and the third party outsourced payroll system UltiPro by Ultimate; time & attendance systems such as Kronos, Datamatics, SAP, and WorkDay. These are used to perform key tasks such as collect time, gather source data, monitor the interface of HR indicative data, audit the payroll results, and report out to internal partners (e.g. Benefits, Legal, Managers), and third party vendors.

The position has knowledge of standard U.S. payroll processes including gross-to-net calculations, distribution of pay, third party payments (incl. benefits, wage attachments), tax withholding, earning/deduction codes, estate and annuity payments, Canadian payroll and taxes laws.

Function Specific Activities:

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute/assist with inquiries of payroll data from various sources including Salesforce and shared email in-box.
  • Perform routine audit tasks associated with the delivery of payroll and serve as SME during payroll audits.
  • Various administrative tasks as needed including processing of wage attachments.
  • Work with IT Services to configure, test, and support time and attendance and payroll systems
  • Communicate effectively with relevant stakeholders (e.g. plant administrators and managers)


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

Related Experience:

  • 3+ years' experience with U.S. payroll processing/administration (Canadian payroll a plus)
  • 2+ years' experience with Time & Attendance, (eTIME, SAP and/or Infor a plus)
  • Post-secondary/college degree in related discipline
  • Experience with UltiPro, SAP HR, Workday HR
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio, Project)

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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