Payroll Specialist,

United States, Tennessee, Nashville

Business unit: Global Business Services

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Discover the opportunity to join an international, dynamic, and responsible company that fosters the development of our people around the world. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need YOU! Find out how our values make AkzoNobel the employer of choice.
AkzoNobel Inc.–has an outstanding opportunity for a Payroll Specialist. The primary function of the Payroll Specialist is to pay US employees accurately and timely. Provide stellar customer service to our employees at all levels.
Specific Tasks:
- Administration of the payroll system and database to ensure payroll is accurate and on time; troubleshooting problems or issues arising in daily processing or supporting implementation and testing of changes resulting from new legislation or system upgrade

- Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, accurately administer assigned processes and specialized payroll responsibilities; organize workflow

- Maintains time and attendance database for the pay groups processed

- Reviews payroll data entry requests for accuracy and adequate approvals, process, interpret, and maintain proper documentation in adherence with established policies and guidelines and aligned with internal controls and audit requirements

- Ability to calculate gross to net or net to gross type payments and perform other complex calculations and analysis

- Prepare manual off-cycle requests and ensure proper approval is received. Prepare accounts payable requests when needed

- Complete periodic reports/payments employer-related state tax and insurance funds

- Support reporting for audits and requests from our internal customers

- Interact with various internal departments, as well as vendors and tax agencies

- Handles routine changes by processing paperwork, and inputting data into the system

- Answer incoming calls to the HR Shared Service Center, trouble-shoot, research and resolve issues related to payroll services

- Resolve (and document) simple to moderately complex issues submitted by employee via email, mail, and fax in a timely manner, and escalates more complex issues as appropriate

- Maintain and monitor case management tickets according to SLA’s

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States





Business unit

Global Business Services

Job family

Human Resources

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience

- Minimum five (5) years’ experience with payroll processing in a multi-state/ multi-frequency environment

- Knowledge and understanding of: payroll tax regulations; common pay practices; recordkeeping and reporting

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, proficient in Excel

- Detail-oriented, well-organized; high degree of accuracy; very dependable

- Customer Focus Skills: Proposes ideas and alternatives to resolve issues, responds in a positive manner to questions; employs courtesy and tact in all customer exchanges

- Able to work effectively both in a team environment and independently with minimal supervision

- Experience with SAP and PeopleSoft is desired

- CPP certification a plus

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required
All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.
AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer
AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)