MasterCorp, Inc.

Assistant Manager, Payroll

Job Locations US-TN-Crossville 
Position Type
Full Time
# of Openings



The position is responsible for assisting in the management of various aspects of payroll and accounting. Including but not limited to analyzing financial accounts, conducting month-end close processes, maintaining tax records using state-of-the art systems and financial analysis techniques, and partnering with other departments to drive success. This candidate must have a strong attention to detail and the ability to analyze and detect issues, while identifying opportunities for improvement.

Our Values: Every associate must demonstrate our values of: 

  • Integrity – We never compromise on our word. We act with transparency – we are a trusted partner. 
  • Pride – We are proud of our people, and they are proud to work for MasterCorp.
  • Quality – We do things the right way and strive to continuously improve every day.
  • Dependability – We keep our promises. We are accountable for our actions.  We meet or beat our deadlines – you can count on us. 
  • Respect – We value and appreciate every member of our team. We treat each other as we wish to be treated ourselves.



  • Communicates Effectively– Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. 
  • Develops Talent–  Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals. 
  • Financial Acumen– Interprets and applies understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions. 
  • Plans and Aligns– Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.  
  • Organizational Savvy– Maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organization dynamics. 
  • Customer Focus –Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions. 
  • Drives Results – Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances. 



  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of payroll tax reporting and W-2 preparation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal & state tax laws and regulations applicable to payroll.
  • Knowledge of 401(k) plan transactions required: 401(k) administration experience highly valuable.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting, reconciliations, and journal entries required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of major accounting software for both general ledger and statutory accounting. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Access, Excel, and Word required.
  • Ad hoc report writing experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Demonstrated experience processing payroll using Payroll and Time tracking software required.
  • Attention to detail required and ability to learn quickly a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep confidential information secure.
  • Strong team player with demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and positive, professional attitude.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal, written, and telephone communication skills with the ability to explain complex payroll/tax information to employees, vendors, and upper management.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Dependable with commitment to meeting Payroll deadlines. Willingness to work additional hours as needed to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.




  • Rarely – on average 5% of travel on a quarterly basis


  • This job operates in a professional office environment routinely using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, faxes, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands


•      Lifting up to 25 pounds

•      Rare

•      Pushing/Pulling up to 25 pounds

•      Rare

•      Bending and stooping

•      Occasional

•      Climbing of stairs/ladders

•      Rare

•      Sitting

•      Frequent

•      Walking

•      Occasional

•      Standing

•      Occasional

•      Talking

•      Frequent

•      Hearing

•      Frequent

•      Reaching

•      Frequent

•      Use of hands to finger, handle, grasp or feel

•      Frequent



The Assistant Manager, Payroll is not limited to the above-mentioned job description and may be requested to do additional tasks as directed by MasterCorp Management.



MasterCorp Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, genetics or protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Essential Functions


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work closely with Senior Management, Payroll Department, and other departments and entities.
  • Ensure legal requirements are met each payroll through the function of the payroll system(s), and the documentation and preparation of the payroll data.
  • Hands on participation in general payroll processing in a multi-state environment.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting policies and procedures are followed.
  • Assist in the coordination and management of the payroll process ensuring accuracy and timeliness of the payroll.
  • Ensure compliance with labor law and government regulations related to payroll reporting, taxation, and garnishments.
  • Ensure compliance with 401(k) regulations.
  • Ensure accurate and timely review of personnel records, payroll deductions, and payroll processes.
  • Assist with supervision and guidance of the Payroll department; schedule and assign work, foster a team approach designed to meet the unyielding payroll deadlines timely, accurately, and efficiently.
  • Responsible for leading, developing, and managing the performance of those reporting to this position which includes extablishing and communicating clear performance expectations.
  • Actively pursue training and development opportunities to enhance payroll skills and knowledge for self and team.
  • Ensure established payroll related workflow, policies, procedures, and regulations are followed and maintained.
  • Prepare various management and government reports to include tax reconciliations, 401(k) funding, balancing and controlling earnings and deduction totals, calculating, preparing, and posting general ledger entries.
  • Inspect automated system output such as registers and standard reports, determining and correcting out-of-balance conditions.
  • Respond to questions and escalated concerns about payroll from employees and management; follow internal workflow and adhere to department and company policies.
  • Participate in periodic audits.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • FPC or CPP designation preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years of progressively responsible payroll experience to include a minimum of one year experience in a medium to large organization.


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