Payroll Specialist

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37087

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

*This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.

Primary Function

The Payroll Specialist will coordinate with various locations and departments to process full-cycle payroll for company employees and retirees. Additionally, the PR Specialist will serve as a resource and training partner for the support of the Time & Attendance system. The incumbent will work in compliance with internal policies as well as Federal and State laws and regulations.


  1. Prepare and process payroll for U.S. employees and/or retirees, as assigned. Support and work closely with other payroll processors.
  2. Validate and submit periodic payroll tax reporting for employees and retirees
  3. Assist with quarterly tax filing for U. S. business units
  4. Participate in testing and completing payroll system updates
  5. Perform testing for system updates related to state and federal tax updates.
  6. Provide support to corporate and site level business units, including HR, Benefits, Finance, Operations, etc.
  7. Handle payroll customer service calls for assigned payroll group
  8. Prepare reports illustrating payroll expenditures, including tax payments and benefit plan disbursements
  9. Assist with processing and distribution of year end reporting including employee W-2’s and 1099R’s
  10. Assist in the development, testing, and training of UKG Workforce Dimensions updates and enhancements.
  11. Provide user support and training for all new and existing UKG Workforce Dimensions modules.
  12. Perform other activities as needed or as directed.



  • Associate Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience or training


  • Expert knowledge of FLSA, DOL and other federal and state payroll regulations
  • Advanced training and customer support skills
  • Previous successful experience balancing and processing full cycle payroll
  • Payroll tax regulation and administration advanced knowledge
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Proficient in use of MS Office, especially MS Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written to employees at all levels
  • Maturity and discretion in handling highly confidential information
  • Willingness to work on a team and demonstrate sound interpersonal skills

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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