Automotive Payroll Manager-Business Support Center

Job ID 2021-19896
Job Location US-TX-Houston
Category Sales Management
Type Regular Full-Time

More Information About This Job


The Business Support Center is part of the fast growing Group 1 Automotive, a leader in automotive retail.  We are looking to add a qualified Automotive Payroll Manager to our team. Group 1 is a Fortune 500 company that owns and operates automotive dealerships and collision centers in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil.  We offer our associates a team environment, great benefits and ongoing training and support. If you are in alignment with our values of integrity, transparency, professionalism and teamwork - now might be the time for you to accelerate your career as part of the best company in automotive retail. Apply today or refer a qualified friend.

In addition to competitive pay, we offer our associates the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Time-Off
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Employee Vehicle Purchase Program
  • Professional work environment, with job training and advancement opportunities


  • Ensures accurate current/new employee information is transcribed to the payroll DMS system.
  • Ensures payroll is accurately and timely processed.
  • Monitor/Reconcile Employee-related account schedules.
  • Ensures General Ledger files are sent for posting by designated personnel.
  • Perform audits to ensure timely storage of Payroll documentation to maintain compliance.
  • Lead professional development through the training and mentorship of Payroll staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate coverage for all payroll processing schedules
  • Inform Assistant Payroll Manager/Senior Payroll Manager of payroll-related issues/concerns.
  • Be a main point of contact for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support Payroll team by completing delegated assignments.
  • Participate in regular audit and reporting activities as assigned.
  • Suggest self-motivated recommendations for improved department efficiencies.
  • Effectively research and resolve payroll questions/issues from field or Payroll staff.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with and be a main point of contact for external vendors and field personnel.


  • Prior Payroll Manager Experience required.
  • Experience using Paylocity or Automobile Dealerships is a plus.
  • Experience with Multi-state payroll laws and tax requirements
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated. 
  • Must be able to work extended hours when required
  • Great attitude with high-energy personality.
  • High School diploma or equivalent, advance degree a plus

*All applicants must pass pre-employment testing to include:  background checks, MVR, and drug testing in order to qualify for employment*

Group 1 Automotive is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer