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General Motors Payroll Analyst in Detroit, Michigan

About GM

There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description


Perform business process functions necessary for processing salary & hourly payroll. Applicant should be comfortable exercising a high level of independent judgment in matters of a difficult and involved nature. Identify and initiate best practices to improve productivity and customer satisfaction.

Roles Responsibilities

  • Ensures timely and accurate payrolls are prepared and delivered

  • Ensure payroll is compliant with Federal and State tax regulations

  • Assist in managing 3rd party contracts

  • Maintain a cohesive work relationship between multiple 3rd party vendors

  • Initiates and ensures accurate and timely system implementation of payroll process changes

  • Networks and collaborates with colleagues, third parties, and other GM departments to achieve desired business results

  • Keeps up to date on technical aspects of payroll processes to identify and anticipate impacts on systems and processes

  • Proactively identifies process improvement opportunities and leads change

  • Extracts, verifies, analyzes, and presents data for management decision making

  • Provides internal and/or external financial analysis and decision support

  • Ensures compliance with internal controls requirements

  • Leads and/or assists with special projects and global initiatives as required

Role Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, or related areas

  • 3-5 years Payroll experience

  • Strong accounting background

  • General Knowledge of Banking/Taxes and Garnishment regulations

  • Understand of GM benefits including (SUB pay, 401K plans, S&A etc.)

  • Knowledge of Payroll systems and processes

  • Knowledge of US payroll taxes and remittance

  • Ability to work under pressure and balance multiple projects

  • Highly developed computer and Microsoft Excel skills

  • Ability to lead small project teams and work independently

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills

  • Ability to quickly understand corporate/unit personnel policies and labor agreements

Preferred Role Qualifications

  • CPP certification

  • SAP knowledge

  • Power BI knowledge

  • Experience with data analytics

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:

• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;

• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;

• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;

• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;

• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;

• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com .In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.