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Payroll/ HR Generalist

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0012039
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2022
Segment: Construction Machinery
Business Unit: Hitachi Construction Machinery
Company Name: H-E Parts International LLC
Profession (Job Category): Human Resources
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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We are looking for a Payroll/HR Generalist to manage biweekly Canadian and Multi State USA payroll, employee leave, benefits and support the HR team in a HR Generalist function. A large part of the initial functions of this role will be leading a process improvement project within the payroll process to decrease the level of manual procedures.  This role sit in our Sandy Springs, office.

This role is perfect for someone who has Payroll/Benefits experience and is ready to explore other HR areas, and:

  • Has 3-4 years of Payroll administration experience

  • Has 3-4 years of Benefit & 401K plan administration experience

  • Wants to learn and grow their HR skillset further in areas like employee relations, employment law (US & Canada), Leave and Benefits, Compensation, Recruitment & onboarding.

  • Willing to travel across the US and Canada

  • Enjoys a flexible/Hybrid schedule (3 days in office)

  • Enjoys autonomy in their work

  • Process and procedure driven

  • Passionate about process improvement

  • Is people oriented, friendly and approachable

  • Enjoys making a significant impact to the business

  • Enjoys a fast-paced environment


  • Processes payroll for USA and Canadian (>200) employees and ensures enrollments, terminations, changes and garnishments are handled appropriately in country specific ADP databases.
  • Utilizes Pronto and Workday reports to ensure accurate payroll processing for hourly employees and resolves issues with appropriate Operations supervisors.
  • Administers health and welfare plans, including enrollments, changes and terminations. 
  • Processes required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions.
  • Reconciliation of benefit statements and reporting and resolving issues in billing invoices.
  • Reviews payroll, retirement contributions, and benefits to ensure accuracy and initiates corrective action when required. 
  • Adjusts absence modules in Workday and ADP to insure accurate documentation of employee time records.
  • Interacts with auditors by providing information and selected documents for audits, answering related questions for the general accounting audit.
  • Oversees/manages year end statements production (W-2 in USA, T4 and T2200 in Canada).
  • Initiates data for ACA (Affordable Care Act) reporting for 1095 and 1094 annual forms.  
  • Completes year end reports for 401K, and flex plans.
  • Submits ROE forms to Service Canada for Canadian employee terminations.
  • Performs customer service functions by answering employee requests and questions or obtaining help in reconciling issues for employees from insurance broker, HAL (for US) and Canada Life (for Canada).
  • Manages payroll related documents and employee information in Workday and ADP.
  • Conducts information download, transfers and updates to maintain cohesiveness between Workday and ADP Payroll systems.
  • All other duties and projects as assigned.


Position will be required to make decisions that will directly impact the employees and will seek approval from a level up manager when needed.  


Position requires collaboration with all organization employees in North America. Position will also require interaction with ADP US and Canada, Canadian benefits broker, Hitachi Americas benefits department, auditors and 401k and RSP providers.  Interaction with the Federal and State tax departments may be required occasionally.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • 3-4 years of experience administering payroll/benefits.
  • Knowledge of relevant labor laws in USA
  • High Proficiency in ADP Workforce Now

Desired Experience

  • Previous system exposure to Workday, Benefit solver, Fidelity
  • Experience in Canadian payroll/benefit administration
  • Experience in Multistate US payroll/benefit administration
  • Experience in Multi entity payroll
  • FMLA, Short Term Disability Leave administration
  • Professional HR certification: PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP

Travel Requirements

  • 10-20% of the time
  • Required to meet all state/local requirements to travel into various US states and Canada.
  • Travel will be pre-scheduled and on a needs basis for site visits (not limited to): Minnesota, Washington, Montana and Canada.


  • Tuition & Certification Reimbursement
  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible Office Schedule (3 days in office)
  • Hitachi Sponsored Employee Benefits
  • Paid Vacation Time + Company Paid Holidays + Floating Days
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