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Payroll Administrator

Date Posted: Dec 2, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices.  Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge.  Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!


Job Summary: 

  • Assist team members with the processing of 4,000+ person weekly and bi-weekly through SAP payroll.
  • Prepares and processes off-cycle payments as necessary through SAP payroll.
  • Provides extraordinary customer service by resolving SAP payroll, employee, HR Business Partners, and timekeeper issues efficiently and correctly.
  • Performs other supporting payroll admin roles as required.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Processes weekly and bi-weekly payroll through SAP payroll process model.
  • Processes off-cycle checks timely to resolve pay issues as directed by payroll manager.
  • Works with appropriate groups to resolve any SAP payroll processing errors.
  • Works with ADP to resolve any wage pay or garnishment issues or errors.
  • Provides excellent customer service for employees, timekeepers, and HR business partners.
  • Monitors payroll shared mailbox as well as payroll request ticketing system for timely employee and HR business partner issue resolution.
  • Through SAP payroll, posts the payroll results to General Ledger and AP module.
  • Reviews our daily change report for employee related issues.
  • Work with ADP and HR Services to ensure all unemployment claim information provided.
  • Ensure that all payroll processing SOX controls are followed.
  • Processes all returned direct deposits and/or checks from ADP.
  • Assist with payroll configuration testing as needed.
  • Assist with project and year-end activities as requested.
  • Assist team members as necessary.

Working Conditions:

  • Open office environment.
  • Some overtime required during payroll processing situations or special timings arise.
  • No travel required


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years current payroll experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) credentials are preferred.
  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years current payroll experience on the SAP platform in a multi-state payroll environment is preferred.
  • Candidates with detailed, working knowledge of SAP payroll preferred.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability work in a fast-pace environment where change is frequent.
  • Must work effectively in a team environment and be able to come to the assistance of others.
  • Proven initiative and a demonstrated ability to learn quickly.
  • Experience working with ADP Services which include Garnishment, Wage Payment, Tax, and Unemployment Services a plus.
  • Strong team member skills are a must.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability is a requirement.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong PC skills include Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Must have the ability to take ownership of work and look for ways to improve processes.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to multi-task and handle confidential information in a professional manner.

Physical Requirements:


  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.



NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability  Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.  Official description on file with Human Resources.

Nearest Major Market: Houston