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Payroll Specialist

Date: Nov 19, 2021

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

Company: Grainger Businesses

Company Overview

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.


You Will

The Payroll Specialist will perform the day-to-day operation of payroll and ensures the timely and accurate
processing of payments to employees. Responsible to process US weekly and bi-weekly payroll in SAP,
Canada bi-weekly payroll with our third-party vendor ADP. Additionally, will perform all payroll related
activities including audits, reports, research, and resolve issues. Build strong partnership with internal
stakeholders and external vendors to ensure flawless Payroll operation.


  • Prepare and process US multi-state weekly and bi-weekly payroll for an excess of 17K team members using SAP
  • Process the day to day tasks for Canada bi-weekly payroll outsourced to ADP
  • Process On-Demand payrolls (e.g. terminations, stock transactions, bonus)
  • Partner with Payroll Vendor (ADP) around wage garnishment execution
  • Execute pre/post payroll audits and reporting to ensure accurate payroll processing
  • Resolve payroll issues by collecting, analyzing information, and following through with resolution
  • Support outsourced vendors to ensure compliance with processes, legal requirements, and service expectations
  • Drive continuous improvement/automation to processes and technology
  • Partner effectively with HR, IT, Accounting, Legal and other functions to ensure appropriate flow of data
  • Assist with department objectives and promote a synergetic team environment

You Have

BA/BS or equivalent preferred.
1-3 years of experience in related field preferred.

  • Experience with US multi-state payroll laws and practices
  • General knowledge of Canada Payroll regulations and practices
  • Understanding of applicable US federal, state, and local rules and laws
  • Experience with SAP, ADP WFN, and Kronos is strongly preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams)
  • Ability to collaborate, consult,and partner with all levels and work well in a team environment
  • Superior time-management skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Detail oriented, exhibiting strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Results oriented with the ability to make decision and achieve goals
  • Ability to exercise discretion with highly confidential information
  • Ability to work individually with no supervision

5% of time may result in travel
Position requires the ability to sit at a desk the majority of the time

DE&I Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.