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Payroll Analyst

Date: Dec 28, 2021

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201 Virtual Worker, IL, US, N/A CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013

Company: Grainger Businesses



Lake Forest or Chicago, IL or Remote


About Grainger:


Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.


Position Details:

You will assist with the entire payroll operation for US and Canada. Create audits/reports to ensure data quality/accuracy. Lead payroll/system related projects, including testing and implementation. Drive continuous improvement by identifying technology/process improvements for payroll efficiencies. Monitor for regulatory compliance changes requiring system configuration changes. Build partnership with your partners and vendors. Be a mentor to the Payroll Specialists. You will report to the Payroll Manager.


You Will:

  • Ensure accuracy of payroll, tax, garnishment, and benefit deductions for US and Canada
  • Prepare On-Demand payrolls and manual checks
  • Complete payroll audits and reporting to ensure accurate payroll processing
  • Balance daily tax invoices for US and arrange funding to ADP; address and resolve tax notices
  • Perform quarterly and year end balancing of tax data to ensure accuracy
  • Manage year end processes and assist ADP with tax filings for US and Canada
  • Provide data analysis for internal partners
  • Help with tax rate/tax code/ pay code set up in SAP and ADP
  • Prepare and maintain SOX essential controls related to payroll for US and Canada
  • Participate in payroll/system related projects, including documenting of requirements, testing, and implementation
  • Improve processes by identifying technology/process improvements for payroll efficiencies
  • Monitor for regulatory compliance changes requiring system configuration changes


You Have:

  • Experience with multi-state US payroll laws and practices
  • Experience with Canada Payroll regulations and practices preferred
  • Knowledge of applicable US federal, state, and local rules and laws
  • Experience with SAP, ADP WFN, and Kronos is strongly preferred
  • Experience with payroll technology implementation work
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Teams)


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.