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Payroll Administrator

Date Posted: Mar 29, 2019

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Company: Gerdau


The Payroll Administrator processes payroll for US and Canada under the Employee Services department in Tampa.  Approximately 9,000 employees in 2 countries. Reporting up to the Payroll Manager under the Shared Services North America Finance Group.  Must perform well in a team environment, meet KPI's and SLA's, while delivering quality work. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must have knowledge of both US and International payroll laws and regulations.
  • Performs all activities necessary to process 1 or more payrolls, including maintaining related records, voluntary deduction reports, processing involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments, preparing accounting transactions and documents, documenting and updating desk procedures, and preparing special reports for management.
  • Set up and maintain an accurate account of all wage assignments, garnishments, levies, child support, and bankruptcy cases. Compose letters to inform third party vendors of employee terminations. Research state laws regarding maximum deductions for each of the above.
  • Duties may include checking and auditing timekeeping records for compliance with established standards, maintaining time and attendance records, posting changes in pay and tax status, and miscellaneous changes to pay records.
  • Performs a wide variety of record keeping and payroll processing activities, including computing wage, incentive, and overtime payments, calculating and recording payroll deductions, and processing termination vacation payouts.
  • Performs duties including balancing earnings and deduction totals, calculating and preparing general ledger entries if needed, inspecting automated system output such as registers and standard reports, determining and correcting out-of-balance conditions, calculating other pay such as military and jury duty pay, and processing garnishments and levies.
  • Work closely with the Payroll Supervisor with processing of payrolls and third party vendor payments.
  • Process off-cycle check payments to employees as needed. Process void checks as needed.
  • Responsible for bank transactions and must be able to compile and submit a payroll account bank transfer to cover payroll checks issued and payroll ACH transfers.
  • Responsible for check stop payments and ACH reversals with the bank. Records of such must be maintained on a regular basis.
  • Assist divisions with questions on paychecks or payroll deductions.
  • Responsible for running edit reports for all divisions prior to processing payrolls each pay period. Will be responsible for SOX compliance on all reports required for payroll.
  • Provides professional and attentive support to field personnel at all times.
  • Serves as back-up to Payroll Supervisor.
  • Must assist with acquisitions and mergers working directly with Payroll Supervisor and Payroll Manager as needed to ensure all information is received as required.
  • Must exhibit good analytical and organizational skills.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have an Associate’s Degree and a minimum of 2-4 years equivalent experience in related payroll duties. Will consider a minimum of 5 years equivalent experience in related payroll duties in lieu of an Associate’s Degree, however, a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED will be required.  
  • Experience with SAP is highly preferred but not required.
  • Experience with Kronos is preferred.
  • Perform a variety of clerical, computing, coordinating, auditing, compiling, verifying and posting, data entry other payroll related duties for the corporate accounting office.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products. 
  • FPC or CPP is a plus


Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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