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Payroll Administrator

Grayson Carter & Son Contracting, Inc is hiring a Payroll Administrator!


We are a large civil construction company that feels like a family business. North Alabama is growing and our company is growing with it! We’re investing in the future of North Alabama by planning, creating, and designing the infrastructure that supports the growth of North Alabama by developing people, relationships, and communities. Our team members put safety first, are responsible and responsive, and they take ownership of the job. We started small–one man and one dozer–and we’ve grown a great team that supports large-scale jobs across our region. Come join us!


Position Title:            Payroll Administrator

Department:              Human Resources

Location:                     Athens, AL


Essential Job Functions:

  • Enters, maintains, and/or processes information in the payroll system; information may include employees’ hourly rates, salaries, commissions, bonuses or other compensation, time worked, paid leave and holidays, deductions and withholding, address changes, and other information.
  • Review time cards daily for accuracy and approve for payroll.
  • Ensures proper processing of payroll deductions for taxes, benefits, charitable contributions, and other deductions.
  • Generate and submit Certified Payroll (Form WH-347) weekly and/or monthly according to job specific wages and requirements.
  • Issues, or reissues, physical or replacement checks or direct deposits due to payroll errors or final discharge.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions
  • Creates and reviews missing time reports daily and communicates with appropriate employees to make corrections.
  • Identifies and recommends updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures.
  • Relays changes of information to appropriate employees.
  • Assist with HR functions as needed.
  • Maintain a high level of quality work at all times
  • Maintain good relationships with Technicians, Foremen, Superintendents, Inspectors, Developers, and other co-workers at all times
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Represent and promote Grayson Carter and Son in a professional and honest manner

 Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Human Resources, or related area preferred.
  • 2+ years of payroll experience required.
  • Experience processing payroll in ADP Workforce Now preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of Certified Payroll (Form WH-347) processing preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel functions and formulas.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite as well as other accounting software programs.
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate and convey information effectively
  • Must be physically able to stand, walk, sit, crouch, kneel, climb, and periodically lift 25 pounds
  • Knowledge of OSHA Standards
  • Ability to obtain Arsenal Badge
  • Ability to obtain FBI Badge
  • Dependable transportation
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on all job sites as required
  • Work weekends and overtime as needed
  • Committed to attending work each day
  • Able to pass a pre-employment drug screen


  • Company Paid Single Health Insurance (Base Plan), Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability available
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Simple IRA Retirement Account with Company Match
  • Growth opportunities available based on performance and skill
  • Annual salary reviews with performance-based increases

 Grayson Carter and Son Contracting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.