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Job Title: Payroll Lead
Company Name: Leslie's
Location: PHOENIX, AZ
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/29/2022
Expire Date: 12/12/2022
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Customer Service and Call Center, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Broadcasting/Communications, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Payroll Lead

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our associates and their families, our partners, our communities and our customers.   Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment.  If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.


Mission/Job Scope:


As Payroll Lead, you will assist in coordinating a centralized payroll team responsible for ensuring accurate and timely processing of employee pay for 5,000+ employees across multiple states. Duties include processing payroll, providing employee and team training and support, and performing advanced audits and research in support of all aspects of payroll and timekeeping in UKG Pro and UKG Dimensions.

The position is based in Phoenix, Arizona.




  • Diligently process payroll to ensure deadlines are met, payments are accurate, and adherence to internal controls and external regulations
  • Stay up-to-date on state and federal payroll and tax laws and apply to internal processes
  • Provide customer service for UKG Payroll and Dimensions applications
  • Assist with processing wage garnishments
  • Develop and maintain written documentation regarding payroll procedures and processes necessary for reference and training materials
  • Resolve payroll discrepancies and serve as a technical resource for the payroll coordinators and employees concerning all payroll functions
  • Complete weekly audits of HR and tax data to ensure smooth payroll processing
  • Oversee the payroll support inbox and voicemail to ensure timely responses
  • Process retroactive payments
  • Create and run reports using the UKG Business Intelligence platform
  • Make suggestions to improve processes where necessary to ensure efficient operation of the payroll team
  • Perform other payroll related duties including ad hoc projects, audits, and data request fulfillment
  • Train new team members on procedures and act as initial escalation point


Essential Competencies:


  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Proven record of completing tasks on time and demonstrating a commitment to excellence and growth
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines
  • Effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills, problem-solving skills, and presentation skills
  • Ability to proactively seek out others within the organization to resolve issues





  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in payroll and/or time and labor management fields
  • Strong knowledge of payroll calculations, time management policies, and sick rules across the United States
  • Experience with UKG Pro and UKG Dimensions preferred
  • Ability to utilize Excel to perform complex analysis, data merges, and calculations
  • Must have excellent work habits, including a commitment to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially during payroll processing days
  • High ethical standards and the ability to maintain confidential information
  • Strong time management, detail oriented and organizational skills
  • Proven leadership skills, self-starter, and team player
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