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Payroll Specialist

Richmond City, Virginia, United States
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Full Time
AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people's lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives, and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S. based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect.

Please view a short video about our company here, AdvanSix Video. For more information on AdvanSix, please visit our website at

Why work at AdvanSix?

• We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being

• Total Rewards program includes a competitive compensation, health, dental, vision & wellness programs, paid vacation, 401K with company matching, health savings programs, disability & life insurance, employee assistance program

• Tuition reimbursement for continued education, certifications, training, and development

• Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating AdvanSix sites)

• Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences

Position Summary: The Payroll Specialist is responsible for processing weekly and biweekly payroll, ensuring accurate and timely payroll. This position should have a clear understanding of business policies and procedures and employ a continuous improvement mindset for all activities and processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Process weekly and biweekly payroll, ensuring accurate and timely payroll across the business
• Ensure all payroll and legislative deadlines are met across payroll, managing exceptions as necessary
• Oversee payroll tax and other payroll accounting services with third-party partners
• Liaise with the external payroll team to ensure smooth payroll processes
• Track performance and measure operations to ensure that payroll delivers on requirements
• Keep up to date with statutory, legislative, and revenue impacts on the payroll environment and communicate to the team
• Support process improvement projects to enable productivity and customer satisfaction gains
Support internal business controls, ensuring SOX compliance and payroll data quality assurance
• Continuously improve payroll processes and validation
• Partner with Payroll Manager to ensure company SOPs are built, continuously reviewed, and updated
• Liaise between Payroll and Finance to resolve any issues and reconciliations
• Identify any potential tax implications of new hires
• Audit all payroll requests according to their level or criticality
• Follow up on any past due requests or when escalating issues

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree preferred
• Previous HR, payroll, or finance experience is preferred

Additional Qualifications:
• Must be action oriented
• Ability to work under pressure with speed and accuracy
• Ability to handle confidential/sensitive matters and situations
• Must be easy to approach and able to work with employees from all areas and levels of the business
• Must be customer focused; dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships quickly
• Some travel may be required Abilities Required or desired
• Other experience that may be important

At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past work experience doesn't perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

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