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Payroll Specialist - Orangeburg, SC

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Orangeburg, SC, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us


GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity


GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary

To provide accounting, analytical and technical support for the Payroll and Accounts Receivable functions.  Reporting to the Site Controller, the Accounting/Payroll Generalist provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data and preparing reports. The Accounting/Payroll Generalist needs to exercise discretion and use independent judgment while resolving issues with the payment of employees and processing payments from customers. The Accounting/Payroll Generalist  also enforces all related company polices, confirms procedures are being followed, and works closely with Supervisors and Human Resources to ensure proper payment to employees and with Sales regarding customer invoicing/payments.  Job duties split is 80/20 Payroll/AR.

Job Responsibilities

•    Oversee all payroll and time and attendance related data.  Calculate and post employee time sheet data and earnings including base pay, overtime, shift differential and other incentives.  Process employee salary/wage or other changes affecting payroll status including new hires, transfers, and terminations, paid or unpaid leaves of absence and liens/garnishments. Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local tax regulations including wage and labor laws.
•    Direct all reporting to summarize earnings, taxes and deductions. Determine/create monthly journal entries. Facilitate all quarterly and annual tax verification and W-2 balancing & reconciliation.
•    Reconcile payroll accounts, resolving any discrepancies to maintain the financial integrity of the accounts. Maintain payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
•    Proactively communicate and provide outstanding service in response to questions and requests for both Payroll and Accounts Receivable.
•    Assert discretion and protect employee confidence while maintaining confidentiality.
•    Meet payroll financial standards by providing annual budget information, monitoring expenditures to ensure appropriate account charges, identifying variances, and implementing corrective action for any variances.
•    Control receivables by coordinating and monitoring daily invoice processing and cash postings collected per bank remittance transactions. Transmit invoices to suppliers per their requirements via email and/or mail.
•    Investigate circumstances of non-payment, assisting in the resolution of conflicts, and expediting payments. Work with internal and external customers to clear such items to create a clearer financial picture for the company.
•    Audit monthly credit memos issued for all locations to ensure documentation, explanations for issuance and approvals are submitted per policies.  Compile information for management monthly reporting.
•    Verify the validity of what is recorded in the Accounts Receivable Sub ledger and reconciles to the General Ledger.  Identify and research discrepancies.  Maintain A/R details in overdue and Hyperion/corporate reporting.
•    Other tasks as assigned by management.

Required Qualifications:
•    Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance OR 8+ years experience of accounting and/or payroll experience in leiu of a degree.
•    5+ years of experience of accounting and/or payroll experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Intermediate-to-advanced knowledge/experience with Excel
•    Accounting experience in a manufacturing environment highly preferred.
•    Experience with ADP Payroll Software or similar program highly preferred.
•    Ability to work with minimal supervision while managing daily activities and meet deadlines
•    Experience with one or more ERP systems
•    Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. 




Diversity and Inclusion


As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.


A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.


GKN is an equal opportunity employer.


We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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