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Payroll Processing Manager - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc




Job ID:  154558


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.


Position Overview

As part of the global diversified building materials group, CRH, Americas Materials (AMAT) is currently recruiting for the position of Payroll Processing Manager within the Corporate Finance Payroll team based in Atlanta, GA.  This position will oversee the processing of the company payroll, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and compliance of all payroll processes. 


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Manage and lead a staff of one processing supervisor, four senior payroll associates, and eight payroll associates in the in-house processing of payroll for fifty-eight legal entities (weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, and monthly payroll frequencies)
  • Train, develop and manage performance expectations of team members, including conducting performance reviews, ensuring achievement of goals, providing training on new processes and procedures, and conducting corrective actions as appropriate. 
  • Responsible for timely and accurate payment of employees including printing live checks and creation of direct deposit and positive pay files for 140 payroll groups and 25K employees.  
  • Responsible for timely and accurate benefits reporting and funding including 401k, Flexible Savings Accounts, Dependent Care, and Health Savings Accounts.  
  • Supervise wage attachment processing including preparation of answers, deduction setups and computation.
  • Effectively coordinating and resolving issues with Payroll Tax team, local company Human Resources and Payroll contacts, Corporate Finance and other departments within CRH Americas Materials
  • Conduct review of Payroll Processing procedures and controls (including SOX key controls), identifying opportunities for improvement and efficiencies, implementation of process improvements.
  • Participate in acquisition, consolidation, and other initiatives as needed. 
  • Maintain professional demeanor at all times while representing the company.  
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required. 
  • Other duties as required by management.






  • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or related field
  • CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) strongly preferred
  • +5 years in an in-house multi-corporation, multi-state, multi-pay frequency payroll environment 
  • Hands-on experience with in-house payroll applications
  • +5 years of corporate accounting/finance
  • +3 years of experience managing and developing payroll team
  • Advanced Excel skills (including pivot tables, grouping functions, data validation, and v-lookup) and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Mainframe payroll application experience; Viewpoint experience a plus


Work Requirements


  • Must be 18 years in age or older. 
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. 
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required. 
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Solid grasp of payroll principles, wage and hour law, payroll taxes
  • Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop others.
  • Strong “customer service” focus
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to build effective relationships cross functionally
  • Ability to sensitively deal with confidential information
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems, including root cause analysis and troubleshooting
  • Ability to work under time constraints and ensure all payroll processing deadlines are met


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time. 


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • Usually, normal office working conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


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CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Date Posted:  Aug 12, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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