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Payroll Clerk

Position Title:            Payroll Clerk  

Department:              Accounting

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.

·         Ensures proper processing of payroll deductions for taxes, benefits, charitable contributions, and other deductions.

·         Reconciles payroll to the general ledger and monthly bank statements.

·         Issues, or reissues, physical or replacement checks or direct deposits due to payroll errors or final discharge.

·         Records and processes federal and state payroll tax deposits.

·         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.

·         Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.

·         Facilitates audits by providing records and documentation to auditors.

·         Identifies and recommends updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures.

·         Relays changes of information to appropriate employees.

·         Maintain a high level of quality work at all times

·         Maintain good relationships with Technicians, Foreman, 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; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred.

·         At least two years of related experience required.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software as well as other accounting software programs.

·         Ability to operate related office equipment, such as computers, 10-key calculator, and copier.

·         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 50% of Single Health Insurance (Base Plan), Life Insurance and Disability Insurance

·         Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance available

·         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.