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North Highland Payroll Specialist in atlanta, Georgia


North Highland believes in unleashing potential together. It means we challenge thinking and build our clients’ capabilities so they are stronger for the long-term. It means we create and nurture an environment for our colleagues where sharing ideas isn’t just encouraged – it’s expected. And it means we give our skills, time, and passion to uplift our communities. We act, create, and build – not just talk.

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Why North Highland? Our employee ownership model enables you to grow through your choices and build the firm. We’ll provide challenging opportunities to learn, and we’ll coach you as you grow personally and professionally. We offer an array of resources and training (both on- and off-the job) to help our people expand their knowledge, sharpen their skills and aim for the next level.

At North Highland, you’re not a number. Our firm is large enough to scale up and tackle the most complex challenges, but small enough where we can each quickly make our mark for our clients.

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Sr. Payroll Specialist

Atlanta (Buckhead)

This role is responsible for weekly payroll processing. The successful candidate will work well in a complicated, post-integration environment and have experience with multiple payroll cycles and/or batches.

Exciting work you will do:

  • Update and maintain Workday payroll database for employees.

  • Import new hire data from paperless on-boarding system.

  • Monitor exception reports to appropriate process time worked to ensure timely and accurate payment to employees.

  • Transmit weekly payroll ensuring that pay is accurate and timely.

  • File and keep organized pay data reports and information, maintaining proper confidentiality controls.

  • Resolve complex payroll issues in a timely manner.

  • Researching and resolving payroll tax notices in a timely manner.

  • Ability to resolve complex payroll issues in a timely manner.

  • Facilitate ongoing compliance with federal and state tax and payroll laws.

  • File quarterly tax amendments and address exceptions as required.

Competencies & Values

  • Customer Orientation – Focus on exceeding expectations (clients, candidates, and team members). Excellent follow through skills, promptly responds to inquiries.

  • Teamwork – Put success of team above own interests. Communicate openly and respectfully. Make valuable contributions to team objectives.

  • Higher Standards – Demonstrate high level of initiative, produce above average quality work, go above and beyond, maintain high ethical standards, and consistently meet deadlines and commitments.

What you will need:

  • 5+ years of high volume multi-state payroll processing experience.

  • Working knowledge of Workday Payroll preferred.

  • Experience working with contractors across geographies, to include California, required.

  • Experience managing multiple payroll cycles preferred

  • Microsoft Office with advance Excel knowledge preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred / High School Diploma required.

** Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship by North Highland. Work visa sponsorship will not be provided, now or in the future, for this position.

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North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, and transformation. We add value and support our clients across the full spectrum of consulting, from strategy through delivery. We bring the big ideas, then we make them real. North Highland is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (, a global management consulting alliance. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.