Western Sugar Cooperative Job Description

Title: Payroll Coordinator

 Position Overview

The Western Sugar Cooperative has a challenging opportunity for a Payroll Coordinator. The position is responsible for leading the payroll process for approximately 300+ employees. This position will report in a matrix organization to the Plant Manager and the Cooperative Payroll Supervisor. The position requires a very dynamic person with the ability to provide outstanding customer service, great communication skills, analytical dexterity, a solid ethical and confidential ability, and must possess strong leadership skills.

Essential Functions

  • Reviews employees time punch’s and schedules on a daily basis
  • Reviews time punch report and compares with payroll report for inaccuracies
  • Corrects any inaccuracies prior to payroll being transmitted
  • Reviews inaccuracies between time punch and payroll report with the Supervisor responsible
  • Responsible for entering all hourly new hire employee changes, and voluntary deductions in the payroll system
  • Prepare and process hourly and salaried bi-weekly payrolls
  • Calculate new hire pay, termination pay, and any required adjustment to normal pay
  • Calculate bonuses as requested
  • Ensure that computing, withholding, and deductions are done correctly
  • Knowledge of wage and hour laws

Skill & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance preferred, but not required
  • Proficient in ADP or other payroll systems
  • 10-key by touch
  • 2-3 years experience in Payroll
  • Strict confidentiality a must
  • Excellent computer competence (outlook, word, PowerPoint, excel, access)
  • Must be able to handle several priorities at one time
  • Strong customer focus mind-set
  • Solid leadership and influencing skills
  • Friendly, results oriented, and collaborative

Travel Requirements, if any

  • Up to 5%

Please submit all resumes in Word or PDF form to:hr@westernsugar.com


It is the policy of The Western Sugar Cooperative not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training, layoff and termination.