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Corporate Payroll Manager 

Division Truck Hero - Corporate  
Location Ann Arbor, MI - Corporate  


Truck Hero is a fast growing corporation with the opportunities you need to excel in your career! Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Truck Hero is one of the largest aftermarket automotive accessory companies in the United States.

We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits, training, and opportunities for advancement within the Truck Hero brand. We also offer great discounts on Truck Hero Products for you and your family.

We seek individuals interested in working in a positive, team-based environment who are committed to providing the best customer service for our top quality products. Join our winning team!


The Payroll Manager will be directly accountable for the administration, coordination, and evaluation of all payroll functions within the organization. This position will standardize payroll activities and manage the day-to-day payroll operations.


  • Manage timely and accurate payrolls; calculate out of cycle checks, as needed, such as manual checks for terminated employees, sales commissions and bonus checks.
  • Edit and/or review all payroll maintenance entries and make corrections in system, as needed, prior to payroll transmission.
  • Manage time and attendance system (schedules reports, employee data).
  • Complete weekly payroll audits.
  • Support the year-end processing of Payroll, including supplemental Payrolls, W-2, other tax forms and other required government documentation.
  • Evaluate and develop best practice payroll processes and policies.
  • Assist in the implementation and testing of HRIS, payroll, and time entry software upgrades. Maintain accurate payroll processing instructions and procedures to serve as a resource for training.
  • Maintain a current HRIS and Payroll system. Work with vendors to implement technical updates and provide design suggestions to maximize systems capabilities.
  • Key player in conversion from Paylocity to Ultipro Kronos and ongoing maintenance of Payroll functionality.
  • Troubleshoot and assist users with the payroll system.
  • Monitor and respond to HR and Payroll inbox inquiries.
  • Conduct staff trainings on the HRIS, Time Management, and absence management processes.
  • Produce various HR reports including regular post-payroll reports, human resource metrics, employee anniversary reports, and any one-off reports as assigned.
  • Support the annual performance review and bonus process, including electronically distributing reviews and responding to staff inquires.
  • Assist with internal audits as needed, including workers’ comp, retirement, etc. Ensure payroll compliance with all DOL, federal, and state laws.
  • Develop and train staff, including project work and cross training.
Position Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 5+ years of payroll experience, using Paylocity or another payroll system, is required.
  • 3+ years of experience leading a direct and indirect payroll team is required.
  • Hands-on payroll management experience for multi-locations within the United States and Canada in Manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • HRIS and/or compensation management experience a plus.

Required Licenses

  • CPP certification is preferred.

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Ultipro payroll module and Kronos timekeeping preferred.
  • Knowledge of data maintenance practices and a passion for data analysis and other data related activities.
  • Expert level knowledge in the Fair Labor Standards Act and IRS regulations as they relate to Payroll.
  • Solid understanding of both federal and state payroll laws.
  • High level of computer competency and advance usage of MS Excel.
  • Effective procedure and process development/implementation, project management, and vendor management skills.
  • Comprehension of various bonus programs, from hourly to executives.
  • Strong team focus, with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong eye for detail and accuracy.


  • Occasional travel may be required.


  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.
  • Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Judgement – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


  • Truck Hero offers competitive pay and the opportunity for annual increases, based on job performance.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision health insurance
  • A matched 401k savings program to plan and save for your retirement
  • Paid vacation and time off to ensure time with your family and a work/life balance
  • Educational assistance to continue college or pursue other skills and further your career
  • Discounts on great Truck Hero products for you, your family, and friend!


  • Please take a moment to provide us your resume and/or complete our online application. You will quickly receive an acknowledgment that you applied, and we will follow up with you again shortly on next steps.
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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Open Date 12/2/2021  
Req Number HUM-21-00036  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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