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Payroll Administrator Job

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  



Job Summary


The Payroll Administrator is responsible for handling payroll and tax duties for US employees, including the review of employee data entry, and timecard administration. Partners with 3rd Party payroll and tax provider on resolution of issues and handles Tier 1 employee questions regarding policies and procedures, unemployment, and benefits.


What you will do


  • Accurate and timely review of employee data changes affecting pay, classification, leave status, shift status, or personal data to ensure accuracy of current information in SAP SuccessFactors
  • Uses Workforce Software for weekly review of employee timecards for any issues or missing data and follow up with employees and managers where necessary. Processing of time export into payroll system. Making suggestions for configuration changes where gaps are identified and improvements to standard work documentation.
  • Process payroll and benefit adjustments, ensuring proper backup documentation exists in line with internal control procedures.
  • Manage tax and garnishment notices that are received, coordinate with 3rd party vendor on resolution. Set up new jurisdictions, or close old SUI and SIT accounts as needed.
  • Handles Tier 1 employee questions regarding payroll, taxes, timekeeping, policies and procedures, unemployment, and benefits.
  • Manage the unemployment claims process. This entails collection of claims not completed by vendor or that require additional information and coordinate with field HR.
  • On a weekly basis update metrics data in bowling charts and pareto issues to report out at the monthly staff meeting. Drive process improvement activities where gaps are identified.


Your Experience


  • Proven ability of managing several tasks and projects at any given time. 
  • Able to assess data and provide reports on certain data.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office software products and the ability to learn new applications.
  • Must be customer serviced focused with strong verbal and written communication skills.



Your Qualifications


  • 3-5 years in a payroll position
  • Associate Degree, Technical Degree or equivalent
  • Fundaments of Payroll Certificate (APA) is preferred


Physical Requirements

Sedentary Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking or standing is required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.



We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.


Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Req ID:  1660
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