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Payroll Specialist

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Payroll Specialist


Lake Forest or Chicago, IL



About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

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 with Grainger today.



Position Details:


You will perform the daily operation of payroll and ensure the accurate processing of payments to employees. You will process US weekly and bi-weekly payroll in SAP, Canada bi-weekly payroll with our third-party vendor ADP. Additionally, you will perform all payroll related activities including audits, reports and resolving issues.



You Will:



  • Prepare and process US multi-state weekly and bi-weekly payroll for an excess of 17K team members using SAP
  • Process the daily 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
  • Complete 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
  • Improve/automation to processes and technology
  • Partner with HR, IT, Accounting, Legal and other functions to ensure appropriate flow of data
  • Help with department goals and promote a synergetic team environment
  • Collaborate, consult, and partner with all levels in a team environment
  • Handle confidential information and work independently



You Have:

  • 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
  • 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.