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Payroll and HRIS Administrator

Dunwoody, GA 30338, USA Req #122
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
We are charting the course for the next-generation chemical company. We may be a new company, but our roots are more than a century old, dating back to the creation of Bakelite. We saw then what we see now: The boundless possibilities of science and curiosity. Our innovations include Bakelite, Durite, Cellobond and Resonance. From trains to planes to everyday household items, we are improving thousands of products around the world today. Like the lightweight plastic, Bakelite is strong, durable, and its potential allows for its future to be molded into infinite shapes - and we're looking for talented and passionate people to help us create that future and the products that will change the world tomorrow.

Position Overview

Reporting to and supporting the US HR Leader, this position will have primary responsibilities for all aspects of Bakelite’s payroll administration in the US. While serving as a point of contact for associates regarding payroll-related inquiries, this position is accountable for managing the third-party payroll and benefit processing vendor relationship, conducting payroll and benefit plan audits and running reports within the prescribed timeframes, managing payroll-related tax compliance, and partnering with the HR team to support the HR function including benefits administration, leave management and HRM data processing.  This position will operate under minimal supervision and requires independent decision-making skills while exercising tact, judgment and confidentiality when interacting with a wide variety of internal and external customers in a highly professional manner.




Human Resources

Essential Job Responsibilities


  • Own and manage US payrolls with hourly and salaried employees, including validating payroll activity within payroll system, maintaining proper documentation for payroll activity, and processing payrolls in a timely and accurate manner
  • Administer and ensure optimal configuration of the HRIS to meet ongoing business needs
  • Identify opportunities to improve accuracy and efficiencies through audits and reconciliations for all aspects of payroll processing
  • Support management in accomplishing the organization’s payroll processing objectives and develop and promote best practices and technological advancements
  • Be able to understand all aspects of payroll processing including, but not limited to, payroll system configuration, timekeeping, payroll inputs, payroll taxes, deductions, garnishments, etc.
  • Partner with third party payroll and benefit partners to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local agency payroll tax laws and regulations
  • Interpret current Federal, State and Local rules and regulations pertaining to payroll function
  • Reconcile payroll runs to quarterly and annual tax filings
  • Work with managed services payroll team to ensure accuracy and timely completion of payroll and processing of any related documents
  • Collaborate with Accounts Payable and Treasury to ensure timely and accurate funding of post-payroll processing such as disbursements, taxes, retirement benefits and other required payments
  • Develop training/communication to deploy process improvements
  • Perform regular audits of payroll system data and data feeds with providers to ensure accuracy and functionality 
  • Process accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end-related activities (e.g., W-2, 1095, etc.)
  • Process certain data for mass uploads
  • Develop, maintain and utilize checklists and SOPs for consistency in processing


  • Perform monthly audits and reconciliation of benefit invoices, ensuring timely payment of invoices
  • Work with health & welfare and retirement benefits providers, brokers and/or consultants to ensure accurate billing, coding and payment and resolve discrepancies with providers
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of Bakelite's benefit plans, program offerings, and regulatory benefit requirements
  • Assist with management and performance review of provider/vendor accountabilities

Additional Duties:

  • Provide excellent customer service to associates on a wide variety of issues including the use of HRIS and related HR systems, payroll, benefits, timekeeping and employment taxes
  • Provide technical support, test system functionality, and work with end users to provide system support and troubleshoot system problems
  • Assist with the administration of leave-of-absence, FMLA and disability paperwork
  • Compile and maintain procedures and manuals for payroll and benefits processing
  • Prepare monthly documentation and reports to support financial and program audits
  • Engage as a competent contact for internal and external inquiries

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Working knowledge and thorough understanding of payroll, employment and benefits compliance
  • Experience with a payroll system(s) and platform
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically skilled with Excel
  • Good spoken and written English language skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Payroll, Benefit and/or HR certification preferred
  • Experience with Ceridian Dayforce strongly preferred
  • Thorough and independent work approach, loyal, work well independently and within a team
  • Previous experience working at a medium to large industrial company is a plus
We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law. 

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years or age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the Department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies. Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. This company participates in E-Verify.  For additional details, click HERE.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have satisfactory work performance. Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to an employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

Other details

  • Min Hiring Rate $48,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $80,000.00
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  • Dunwoody, GA 30338, USA