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Senior Payroll Coordinator

Covenant Transport Inc Chattanooga, TN

Job Description

Position Purpose

The Senior Payroll Coordinator works as a member of the Payroll team and assists in processing weekly payroll for drivers.  Pay trips for a designated fleet, resolve “errors” before the end of the payroll period and answer payroll questions for a designated fleet.


Position Responsibilities

  • Audit and pay driver trips.
  • Answer driver questions regarding payroll, bonuses, incentives, rate of pay, etc.
  • Make payroll corrections, as needed.
  • Work with other departments regarding driver payroll problems.
  • Research payroll problems.
  • Develop reports as needed
  • Answers phone calls from drivers 4-5 days per week
  • Works with Fleet Teams in Operations to ensure drivers are paid correctly
  • Assists with weekly payroll reports that must be completed prior to processing
  • May assist in processing owner operator payroll
  • May assist with final checks before mailing



  • All other duties as required
  • Assist drivers at the payroll window.
  • Assist other payroll employees with tasks as needed.
  • Cross-train with other payroll employees to be able to assist with all daily functions of the payroll department.
  • Train new employees.
  • Filing.


Position Requirements

  • Required: High School Diploma; 2 year degree a plus.
  • Minimum: 5-7 years experience working in payroll department.
  • Required: 5-7 years Customer Service experience
  • Good math and accounting skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills-(verbal, electronically, written)
  • Must be accurate, detail oriented, and organized.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Must have basic knowledge of Power Point, Excel, Word, E-mail and Web based programs. 
  • Transportation Industry experience and knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with office equipment (computer, adding machine, fax, copier, and telephone.)
  • Ability to sit and work at the computer.
  • Telephone skills-(multi-line, etiquette, tact, manner, friendliness)
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Must have worked in an area requiring confidentiality.
  • Must have experience working with and on teams.
  • Must be able to get along with others
  • Payroll/Accounting software knowledge a plus.
  • Must have an excellent attendance record in prior jobs.

Job Details

Date Posted October 29, 2018
Date Closes December 28, 2018
Located In Chattanooga, TN
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 13-1072.00 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Zipcode 37419

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