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Payroll Administrator- Acme Tools

    October 19, 2023


    The Payroll Administrator is responsible for overseeing the processing of payroll for employees across multiple states. The Payroll Administrator supports all aspects of payroll processing, payroll operations as well as process improvement. The ideal candidate should possess payroll/human resources/accounting business knowledge.

    About Acme Tools:

    Acme Tools was founded in 1948 and continues to be a family-owned operation with locations in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa, including Acme Equipment and We are one of the premier retailers of tools and equipment both in-store and online, and serve contractors, woodworkers and do–it–yourselfers with a wide selection of tools and equipment from all the major manufacturers. As a family-owned operation, we are employee centric, family-friendly, community involved, and growth minded.

    We offer great benefits and perks, including 6 paid holidays, employee discounts, generous PTO you start earning on your first day, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, traditional and Roth 401(k) plans with company matching, 100% company-paid group life insurance 1x your annual wage and short and long-term disability, and a work environment where everyone takes pride in their work and can see their direct impact on the company. Our full-time (40 hours per week) employees also have access to medical, dental, vision, and other insurance options.


    In a typical day, a Payroll Specialist/ Accounting role involves several crucial responsibilities. They accurately process employee payroll while assisting with Benefit and 401k deductions. Their tasks also encompass configuring and verifying the accuracy of Total Reward calculations in the HRIS system and evaluating existing processes to create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for enhanced efficiency. They maintain compliance with federal, state, and local payroll laws, recording all transactions, and resolving discrepancies. This specialist also monitors payroll accounts for accuracy, responds to inquiries from employees and colleagues, and facilitates audits by providing necessary documentation. They prepare for year-end reporting, including W-2s, and collaborate closely with HR and accounting. Above all, they approach their role with discretion and confidentiality, ensuring that sensitive payroll information is handled with the utmost care and professionalism.


    3-5 years of multi-state HR and payroll support experience: Demonstrated expertise in supporting diverse organizations, understanding HR and payroll-related issues. Strong communication and organization: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. Proficiency in Excel: Skilled in Excel and Pivot Tables, with a proven ability to analyze and solve problems related to various stakeholders or process changes. Adaptability and initiative: Flexible and capable of meeting changing demands, reliable, resourceful, and able to take initiative while managing multiple tasks under tight deadlines.



    *Employment offers are contingent on drug-screen and background check. Relocation to Grand Forks, ND required. Acme Tools is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Familiarity/experience using ADP Bachelor's degree in accounting Bonus points for tool and equipment or retail industry knowledge