Lithia Motors, Inc.

  • Payroll Specialist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/10/2018 12:14 PM)
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Store Name
    Support Services
    Support Services - Corporate Office
  • Overview

    Lithia Motors, Inc. 


    Are you great with numbers, systems and people?  As a Payroll Specialist you will put all of those skills to use working with our store teams!


    The Payroll Specialist for Lithia Support Services 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 

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions

    • Physical Demands: Sitting over 2/3 of the time, walking 1/3 of time, reaching with hands and arms to 2/3 of time, talking or hearing over 2/3 of time.
    • Working Conditions: Indoor office environment

     Lithia Hiring Requirements

    • High school graduate or equivalent.
    • 18 years or older
    • Possess an acceptable driving record and valid driver’s license in state of residence
    • A criminal history background check will be conducted prior to beginning employment
    • Clear pre-employment drug screen



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