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Payroll Manager

AJC International

Atlanta, Georgia 30328
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About AJC International:

AJC is a world leader in frozen and refrigerated food products, marketing poultry, pork, meat, seafood, vegetables and fruits around the globe.  Our products and customers are located across more than 140 countries on six continents. Our multicultural workforce represents over 34 nationalities speaking more than 23 languages.  For more than 40 years, we have focused on one goal — making our clients more successful.  To learn more about AJC, visit our website at    


Job Summary:

We are looking for a dynamic Payroll Manager to join our diverse team and support a variety of payroll and accounting functions. The ideal candidate should be a successful multi-tasker capable of bringing innovation to this role.


Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains multi-state payroll information by designing systems; directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data.

  • Ensure the accurate and timely processing of new hires, temporary workers, transfers, promotions and terminations.

  • Updates payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job titles, and department/division transfers.

  • Pays employees by directing the production and issuance of paychecks and direct deposits to bank accounts.

  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.

  • Determines payroll liabilities by approving the calculation of employee federal and state income and social security taxes, and employer's social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments.

  • Balances the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.

  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.

  • Maintains payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.

  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Manages and executes international expat payroll for employees on assignment in the US.

  • Critically review and analyze current payroll, benefits and tax procedures in order to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations.

  • Audit W-4s, payroll balance sheets, YTD earnings, etc.

  • Communicate actively with Operations, HR and Billing to review cross-departmental impacts and reconcile data sharing.

  • Partner with HR and benefits in aligning and implementing a more sophisticated payroll and benefits system.

  • Ensure systems are set-up and updated to reflect our current employee base, including wages, benefits, sick and vacation time.

  • Manage regular preparation of relevant management reports, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.).

  • Participate in annual 401K audit.

  • Experience in HSA and 401K reporting with regards to contributions & company match.

  • Process expense reports.


Essential Skills:

  • Strong Team Player

  • Highly Organized

  • Proficient at Microsoft Office

  • Advanced Excel Proficiency

  • Accounting, Financial, and overall Business Acumen

  • Leadership Skills

  • Process Management

  • Data Entry Management

  • Reporting

  • Compensation and Wage Structure

  • Benefits Administration

  • Workers Compensation

  • Employment Law

  • New Standard Development


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

  • An HR or Payroll certification is a plus.

    • 2 years of International expat payroll experience.
    • 5 - 7 years of experience managing a multi-state payroll department.
    • Extensive knowledge of ADP Workforce Now, ReportSmith, and Oracle.
    • Working experience of payroll tax at the federal, state and local levels.
    • Prior system conversion experience is a plus.


Language Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to speak, read, and write English fluently.  Proficiency in Spanish or other second language is a plus.


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