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United Rentals Payroll Specialist, Sr (Remote to start) in Charlotte, North Carolina


United Rentals, Inc. is an $8 billion dollar Fortune 500 organization and the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of over 1,100 rental locations in 49 states, every Canadian province, and 11 in Europe. The company's 18,000+ employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. Additional information about United Rentals is available at unitedrentals.com.


Responsible for processing nonexempt/exempt/union payroll and time entry associated with new hires, rehires, promotions, rate increases, tax information, employee deductions, direct deposits, bonuses, paid time off transactions, and garnishments.



Remote to start then working out of new corporate office in Charlotte when deemed safe to do so.

Essential Duties:

(Rank in order of importance, starting with most important)

Process/control the timely and accurate payroll input through the HR/Payroll/Time & Attendance systems.

  • Ensure Federal and State labor regulations are followed.

  • Ensure all schedules/deadlines established in order to effectively and efficiently process payroll are adhered to.

  • Review New Hires; Terminations; Paygroup Changes; Company changes and other transactional changes affecting payroll to ensure employee pay is correct and that all accruals are in place.

  • Prepare and conduct thorough auditing of pay period data inclusive of necessary pay period reconciliations.

Review/respond to both internal/external customer service inquiries within department set guidelines

  • Effectively communicate cross functionally with other company departments.

  • Effectively address customer inquiries in a timely manner providing professional, thorough and accurate information.

Ensure only authorized forms/information and controls which adhere to URI's Policies and Procedures/Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements are used to input/process through HR/Payroll.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all employee information.

  • Maintain copies of all source material used to process changes according to Federal and URI filing/storage requirements

User controls and department support:

  • Review and audit data in Time and Attendance system and work with branches to rectify any identified errors or data issues.

  • Run ad hoc reports to support department and customer needs


  • Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) strongly preferred.


  • Minimum of 2-4 years payroll processing in a high transaction processing environment (1,000+ employees.)

  • Experience with full-cycle/end to end payroll.

  • Multi state payroll processing; Canadian and Union experience a plus.

Other Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Customer service orientated

  • Confidentiality

  • Good organizational skills and sense of urgency

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Word, & Outlook

What's in it for you?

Best in class benefits package which includes medical, dental & vision, 401(K), paid time off, comprehensive training and development, and career growth opportunities.

United Rentals, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.