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Payroll Specialist

Company: Tesla
Location: Draper
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:


We are seeking an experienced Payroll Specialist to join our Tesla team. You will be responsible for running payrolls for 45,000+ employees within US, Canada, Mexico, and India. Performs duties that require an understanding of company policies, systems, and procedures with a strong level of customer service.


* Process weekly and bi-weekly multi-state and international payrolls for salaried and hourly employees and ensure the overall accuracy of employee data.
* Schedule, prepare, open, balance, audit, close, and finalize all payroll cycles in a team environment.
* Process and peer audit employee payroll data, payments, and hours.
* Verify and reconcile wages and hours from Kronos and UltiPro systems.
* Calculate and process timecards and corrections.
* System record maintenance including new hire setup, tax form processing, timekeeping input, benefits setup, terminations, garnishments, and other functions.
* Audit off-cycle manual checks.
* Process leaves of absence and terminations with accuracy according to state laws. Understand and minimize penalty pay.
* Process stop payments, reversals, and replacements. Upload related banking files.
* Assist employees and managers with time and attendance issues.
* Conduct research and analysis to assist the department supervisor with special projects.
* Review and respond timely to tickets, telephone calls, e-mails, and mail.
* Administration functions include filing, working reports, record keeping, and communication.
* Establish and Maintain close relationships with HR assisting them with payroll inquiries.
* Interpret payroll policies and procedures to company employees of all levels.
* Establish and maintain corporative team working relationships.
* Research and process uncashed checks for escheatment reporting purposes.


* Bachelor's degree or CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) preferred.
* Minimum 3 year's recent hands-on Canada and US payroll experience required.
* Knowledge of UltiPro and Kronos strongly preferred.
* Strong Excel skills required.
* High-level understanding of system and how they interface.
* Exposure to a high transaction volume and multi-task work environment required.
* Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills required.
* Detail oriented.
* Strong analytical skills with an ability to detect inconsistencies in data.
* Ability to work with minimal supervision.
* Experience with audit procedures, tax, and accounting practices is preferred.
* Understand how to interpret company policies and procedures.
* Knowledge of the functions of a multi-state payroll environment.
* Communicate with correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
* Principles of work coordination and planning.
* Follow oral and written directions.
* Deal tactfully and courteously with employees and other staff when explaining the functions and policies in the Payroll Department.
* Maintain confidential information when required by legal and ethical standards of professionalism to ensure privacy of employee records.
* Adaptable to rapidly changing systems and environment.
* Job Descriptions may be changed at any time to support business changes.

Keywords: Tesla, Draper , Payroll Specialist, Human Resources , Draper, Utah

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