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Payroll Manager, SSA - St. Louis, MO

Date: Mar 23, 2021

Location: St Louis, MO, US Garden Grove, CA, US Cromwell, CT, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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

The Payroll Manager position will oversee and supervise the SSA multi-state sites payroll functions, ensuring pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the oversight of 7 payrolls among the SSA sites, including both union and nonunion 1800+ employees.
  • Main administrator in the ADP system for the SSA sites.
  • Gather payroll data and prepare payroll management reports.
  • Manages the collation and distribution of payroll and benefit data on a quarterly basis, along with being the point of contact for the tax providers.
  • Support preparation of US year-end reporting requirements (W2s) and importing data for medical benefits (1095).
  • Review and resolve error reports 
  • Update new earnings codes/accumulators
  • Serve as Payroll Subject Matter Expert (SME) for ad hoc projects, which includes interfacing files with HRIS, benefits systems, and process improvement initiatives.
  • Prepare and process garnishment payments to federal, state and local jurisdictions.
  • Manage unclaimed wages through state escheatment regulations.
  • Support other Payroll processors Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field required.
  • 5 years experience of US payroll.
  • 1 year experience with ADP EV5 payroll and preparing required reports.
  • 1 year experienced in processing non-union, union and salaried populations.  
  • U.S. persons with ability to obtain a Department of Defense Security Clearance.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi State Payroll experience accommodating upwards of 1800+ employees
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficient with payroll software.
  • Extensive knowledge of the payroll function including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes.
  • Ability to manage and analyse large volumes of data and summarize for allocations and management reporting.
  • Worked in manufacturing environment


Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

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.


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