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Payroll Specialist SG 21 Job

Date: Nov 3, 2021

Location: Columbus, MS, US, 39701

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks.  PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!


PACCAR Engine Company's $400 million engine manufacturing and technology facility is located in Columbus, Mississippi.  The engines produced at the Mississippi plant are PACCAR Engine Company's most fuel-efficient and highest-technology diesel engines.  PACCAR Engine Company is excited about this superb site and the opportunities it provides to PACCAR Engine Company, our customers, dealers, supplier partners and the people of the State of Mississippi.

Requisition Summary

This position performs a variety of payroll activities under minimal supervision to ensure timely and accurate payroll processing.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Maintain employee payroll records.  Audit data inputs, reconcile and research discrepancies.
  • Understand proper taxation of employer paid benefits.
  • Process employee garnishments and ensure legal compliance.
  • Process regular bi-weekly and off-cycle payroll runs.
  • Audit payroll personnel files for compliance with company policy, procedures, and authorizations.
  • Calculate daily/monthly/yearly Engine Hours, report to senior management and provide explanation for variances.
  • Develop ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed.
  • Participate and support month-end closing and forecast activities.
  • Prepare and analyze assigned payroll related journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Assist with local physical inventory counts.
  • Perform internal control reviews and Sarbanes Oxley reviews as assigned.
  • Participate in team oriented continuous improvement projects.

Qualifications & Skills

  • High School Diploma required.  Associates/Bachelors degree preferred.
  • Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and payroll best practices.
  • 5+ years’ experience, preferably in a manufacturing or related environment.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel required.
  • SAP/ERP system experience preferred.
  • Well organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work with ambiguous tasks and handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material.




Nearest Major Market: Columbus Mississippi

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