Assistant Manager, Payroll

Job ID 2022-24496
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 Assistant Manager, Payroll  to our team. Group 1 is a Fortune 300 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, teamwork and respect - 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


The Assistant Manager, Payroll is responsible for overseeing and executing the payroll function, ensuring that payroll is processed accurately, on-time, and in compliance with all relevant regulations and company policies. This includes working with internal and external parties to ensure proper configuration and interfaces between Paylocity and CDK, Time and Attendance, and Benefit systems.

  • Responsible for the preparation, documentation, and disbursement of the weekly, bi-weekly and simi-monthly payroll for employees.
  • Maintain the payroll system to achieve alignment with the HR and Benefit systems.
  • Responsible for all aspects of all Payroll function including collecting, verifying, and processing of payroll, new hires, terminations, salary adjustments, and garnishments.
  • Interact with individual employees at all levels on payroll matters (i.e., withholding calculations, general payroll questions, available vacation, errors on checks, etc.)
  • Maintain and ensure accuracy of payroll database
  • Hiring, training, developing and supervising payroll staff
  • Preparing accruals and reconciling to the general ledger
  • Maintains payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains payroll staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Experience with Paylocity/ADP or other systems timekeeping
  • Previous payroll experience, 5 + years
  • Proven supervisor experience, 5 + years direct supervisory experience
  • Must be detailed oriented and strive for perfection.
  • Advanced Excel skills.

*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