Lithia Motors, Inc.

Payroll Specialist I

1 month ago
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Support Services
Support Services - Corporate Office


Payroll Specialist

Lithia Motors, Inc., is a publicly traded automotive retail company [NYSE: LAD] with over 150 dealerships, auto stores and service centers across the United States.  Our proven record of success comes from the empowerment of our people; we are looking for someone who wants to be challenged, professionally developed and invests in us as much as we invest in them.  Our core values are: Improve Constantly, Take Personal Ownership, Earn Customers for Life & Have fun; if these values resonate with you and you’re ready to be a part of a thriving, dynamic team, join us on our journey to #1!



The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for accurately and efficiently processing payroll and creating Pay Plans that pay out within an approved range and still remain profitable.

Job Description



Maintenance Processing – Update all employee information accurately and timely.

  • Process new-hires, re-hires and transfers
  • Process maintenance requests including direct deposit changes, pay rate changes, position changes, etc.
  • Process incoming verification of employment request
  • Review maintenance for accuracy
  • Perform necessary audits to ensure HRMS Enterprise System reports accurate data
  • Scan payroll files for Payroll Specialist processing payroll
  • Process manual checks
  • Process incoming department mail



  • Maintain confidentiality at all times to protect the privacy of employees.
  • Ensure wage and hour regulations are followed.
  • Limit monthly Payroll Audit errors to five or less.
  • Adhere to schedules and deadlines.
  • Thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness in completing essential duties.



The following knowledge, skills and abilities are needed to be successful in this position:

  • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Active Listening – give full attention to the words and body language of others, take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate
  • Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management – ability to prioritize workload and manage one’s own time
  • PC Skills including knowledge and use of MS Office (Excel, Word, Windows, etc.).



  • Bachelor Degree preferred
  • Prior payroll experience a plus



  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess an acceptable driving record and a valid drivers license in your state of residence.

Why Lithia?
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package and all the tools you will need to be successful.  Our offerings include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Paid Holidays & PTO
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Lithia Learning Center
  • Vehicle Purchase Discounts
  • Wellness Programs

We are big community supporters; provide a fun, exciting and collaborative work place, where growth and advancement opportunities abound.


We are committed to living our values to: Earn Customers For Life, Take Personal Ownership, Improve Constantly and Have Fun.


A criminal history background check and pre-employment drug screen will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment. 



Lithia Auto Stores is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place


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