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Payroll Coordinator (Workday)

Position Summary:

DARCARS Automotive Group endeavors to secure a meticulous and highly energetic self-starter to work on our centralized payroll team. The Payroll Coordinator will serve as the subject matter expert and primary point of contact on all things related to time and attendance, payroll, and benefits administration. The Payroll Coordinator  (Workday) will perform all tasks in accordance with Company, federal, state, and local regulations. He/She will ensure timely follow-up and follow-through on all work assignments and will provide their internal customers exceptional responsiveness and support.

In this role, you'll primarily:


  • Collect, compile, and process bi-weekly payroll
  • Maintain issues log to track outstanding items each pay cycle
  • Calculate and process monthly commission pay cycle
  • Perform monthly minimum wage reconciliation 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for payroll-related questions; research and resolve errors and discrepancies
  • Review and verify time and attendance records; resolve issues
  • Process/manage garnishments and other deductions in accordance with applicable law
  • Review and reconcile payroll-related general ledger accounts


  • Input new hire information into the payroll system; issue and communicate time-tracking log in data
  • Complete and certify Form I9
  • Maintain Maryland new hire registry
  • Process terminations; communicate separations to all relevant parties

Benefits Administration:

  • Serve as the first-level contact for general benefits-related inquiries; field escalated issues as necessary
  • Process benefit plan enrollments, changes, and terminations in the payroll system; notify benefits administrators of these actions 
  • Support annual open enrollment activities
  • Manage worker’s compensation claims reporting and management processes
  • Manage Family and Medical Leave Act claims including notice requirements

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain official employee files
  • Maintain impeccable payroll records
  • Develop a replicable payroll processing model; suggest process improvement strategies and efficiencies
  • Support compliance efforts related to sales licensing; maintain and act on license expiration log
  • Manage required duties related to tax filings, deposits and returns
  • Produce payroll and/or benefits-related reports as requested
  • Maintain knowledge of federal, state, and local wage and hour laws
  • Embody the DARCARS brand; promote the culture, values, and mission of DARCARS

For this role, you'll need:

  • You have a minimum of 3 years high-volume payroll-processing experience; experience calculating commissions
  • You have solid knowledge of federal, state, and local wage and hour laws
  • You have a high school diploma or equivalent, 2 or 4-year college degree a plus
  • Experience with WorkDay (HCM System) required!
  • You are computer savvy with a full working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • You are a quick-study, able to absorb and regurgitate process and policy information 
  • You have exceptional listening and verbal and written communication prowess
  • You have demonstrated a commitment to process improvement, innovation, and excellence
  • You have an interest in and willingness to participate in the company’s volunteer community service projects
  • Payroll processing experience through Reynolds and Reynolds or ADP is preferable
  • Automotive accounting experience is preferable


About Us

At all DARCARS stores, it is our pleasure to provide our customers with a shopping, buying, and ownership experience that consistently satisfies each individual’s needs and expectations in a comfortable, supportive environment.

We strongly believe in and adhere to our Founder’s Mentality: that passion, hard work, dedication, support, and development are the fundamental, driving principles of our business.  Everyone loves that feeling they get when they’ve won something; won the big race, hit the winning home run, achieved the fastest time at the swim meet.  By adhering to our founder’s mentality, our people experience that winning feeling every day.  We also genuinely care about our people:  our customers, our employees and our community.  If you believe in these principles, too; if you like to work hard and play hard; if you like winning; DARCARS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!


This job description is an overview of the primary accountabilities for this position.  It is not intended to create an employment contract nor present as an exhaustive list of duties.  The requirements of this position are subject to change based on the needs of the organization.


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