Mohawk Industries PAYROLL SPECIALIST I in CALHOUN, Georgia


Mohawk Industries is the leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.

Are you Mohawk Material? We’re the biggest and the best flooring company in the world, and we are looking for the best Payroll Specialist I professionals to support our continued growth! At Mohawk there are always opportunities for high performing Payroll Specialist I Professionals to excel! Are you the best? If so show us what you are made of and come build your career with us!


This position reports to the Payroll Manager/Supervisor and under moderate supervision has the overall responsibility for timely and accurate processing of assigned employee payroll checks including collection, review, input, edit, and verification of payroll data. Also calculates and prepares tax returns, leaves and absences. May assist with Agent commission processing.

  • Enters payroll and/or timecard information for all employees to ensure timely and accurate distribution of payroll checks and/or deposits

  • Resolves payroll issues by researching problems and applying mastery of payroll principles to find solutions. Utilizes HRIS generated audit reports to analyze and maintain the integrity of the payroll system

  • Maintains and applies a current knowledge of all laws and regulations related to payroll taxes, equal rights, wage and hour legislation and Company Policies related to compensation and benefits

  • Prepares federal, state, local, county, Workers Compensation and unemployment tax returns. Process federal, state and local ACH transmissions and check requests as required.

  • Creates pay sheets and download company time for calculation of payroll processing. Runs appropriate queries to balance and verify data with each pay period

  • Reconciles payroll accounts to the general ledger and calculates and maintains records of employee leaves, including short-term disability, long-term disability, work injury and family leaves. Issues checks and maintains records for employee vacation advances

  • Assists with preparation, printing and balancing of W-2’s and other fringe benefits

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Management


High School diploma or GED equivalency. Associate degree in business or accounting preferred

Zero to three years previous experience processing employee payroll required. Also previous experience using a personal computer and with payroll system required


  • Strong PC skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and internal bank software

  • Must have strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to share knowledge and skills with team members and to collaborate with internal and external customers

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to resolve problems independently

  • Mastery of payroll business procedures and principles

  • Discretion is essential to work involving sensitive and confidential information

  • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy in a multi-task environment and provide analytic and administrative support to the payroll functions of the organization

  • Must pay attention to detail and prevent errors which could result in financial loss to the company

  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, using concentration with speed and accuracy to meet deadlines

  • Ability to maintain an acceptable level of attendance in accordance with company and department guidelines.

  • Effective management skills to assist in special projects


While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job ID 2018-39145

FLSA Status NonExempt

Company MOHAWK

Job Group Finance