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Senior Payroll Associate

Date: Jan 5, 2021

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117


Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.


Req. ID: 19441 


PURPOSE: This position is responsible for processing payroll for Factory and Salaried employees and may assist in other areas as needed.



  • Processes Factory and Salary payroll, as well as any payroll adjustments and/or deductions.
  • Calculates partial pays, vacation payouts, tuition reimbursements, and other miscellaneous pays.
  • Loads employee transfer file from H/R and W-4 updates.
  • Verifies employee forms e.g. Change of Status and Long term absence.
  • Ensures timely set-up or change to Direct Deposit information.
  • Audits SAP HR, Timekeeping systems, ADP payroll and SAP system for consistency.
  • Reconciles payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports.
  • Assists foreman and/or production assistants with Timekeeping inquiries.
  • Reconciles employee voluntary and/or temporary deductions.
  • Manages personal daily workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely.
  • Supports internal and external audit requirements.
  • Responds to employee payroll issues and escalates problems to Supervisor when needed.
  • Maintains internal controls and proactively works to identify and implement efficiency improvements
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed.



  • 5+ years of payroll practices and procedures required.
  • AA/AS degree in Business or Accounting preferred.
  • Advanced computer software skills including: MS Excel and Word; knowledge of SAP HR preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a large volume of detail work accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; effectively manage competing demands.
  • Exercises strong initiative and uses solid judgment in all situations.
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization and external customers.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all instances required.
  • Employs positive communication skills written, verbal and interpersonal.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 40 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers.  As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Finance 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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