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Payroll Administrator 

About the Organization Alter Trading Corporation, a 120+ year old company, with 70+ scrap metal processing facilities throughout the Midwest and Southern region. Alter is committed to our customers by being the best source of both ferrous and non-ferrous metal and by giving great customer service. Our corporate support center and marketing is located in St. Louis, MO, with Trading Offices located in St. Louis and in Hong Kong. Our website is  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Location St. Louis  
Position Payroll Administrator  

The Payroll Administrator is a member of the Payroll team, reporting to the Payroll Manager. The payroll team is responsible for completing multi-state weekly payroll for approximately 1,300 employees in multiple payroll entities and for all aspects of the corporate expense reimbursement program and corporate credit card plans

Payroll Responsibilities

  • Ability to effectively function as a shared services representative for multiple entities with separate company policies and collective bargaining agreements
  • Assist with weekly payroll processing and distributing weekly payroll reports as needed
  • Assist with the completion of accurate and efficient weekly payrolls, including distributing weekly payroll reports
  • Cross train as back up for Payroll Specialist
  • Audit approved timecards and verify accuracy of data entry and system calculations
  • Administer PTO, vacation and other time off accrual plans

Travel and Expense Responsibilities

  • Assist Concur users (Travel & Expense System) with expense reports and corporate credit card issues
  • Audit and approve expense reports in Concur, using knowledge of company's Travel & Entertainment policies to ensure consistency and IRS compliance
  • Submit expense reports on behalf of users as needed
  • Administer corporate credit card program: new accounts, temporary credit limits, fraudulent transactions, weekly and monthly reporting to management team and accounting
  • Ensure cardholders and approvers complete monthly report submissions timely and accurately and escalates and resolves issues as needed

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Filing of Payroll forms and other administrative tasks as needed by the department
  • Partner with HR to ensure employee data is accurate
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality with all employee and financial information
  • Complete employee requests timely, including copies of pay stubs, W-2, letters for outside agencies, employment verifications, etc.
  • Research and resolve employee inquiries in a clear, concise manner and work with payroll provider to troubleshoot as needed
  • Train system users via Webex or other virtual meeting

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 2 – 4 years of Payroll or Administrative experience preferred; Accounting experience helpful
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word Powerpoint, Outlook), Concur or other T&E systems, and HRIS systems preferred
  • Payroll processing experience preferred
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects at one time
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Familiar with Webex, Microsoft Teams or other virtual meeting preferred
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in workload or processes
  • Exemplary customer service skills, to all internal and external customers and vendors
  • Professional, concise and effective written and verbal skills
Shift -not applicable-  
Category Human Resources  

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