Job Description

Why Valvoline Global Products?

We’ve been inspiring and enabling what moves the world forward for more than 150 years, starting with the invention of the world’s first branded motor oil. Today, we’re a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants, automotive and industrial chemistries, and a business solutions provider to our customers and partners, driven every day by a people-centered focus on innovation and customer excellence.


We’re proud to be The Original—the first to see potential in things others overlook. Originals are the first to develop sustainable solutions. Originals move the world forward. At Valvoline Global Products, that’s what we do every day in over 140 countries worldwide. We create future-ready products that improve the performance of automotive and industrial equipment and services that help our businesses grow and thrive. As The Original, we’ve been innovating to solve problems for over 150 years. And we’ll continue to invent and reinvent the way forward, to always meet our customers’ needs – today and in the future.  


Living out our values is what makes our company, our employees, our partners, our customers, and the communities we serve, great. It is our responsibility. It is what drives us. It is who we are.


We’re looking for people who care, operate with integrity, strive for excellence in everything they do, are eager to develop new skills to win, and show passion for delivering on our commitment to all our stakeholders. We are looking for Hungry, Humble, and Smart individuals. If this is you, you’ve come to the right place, and we invite you to join The Original!


*Valvoline World Headquarters is located in Lexington, KY, but we invite candidates living in nearby markets to apply as well. Ideally, we are open to remote candidates living within driving distance (i.e., Cincinnati, Louisville, etc.) willing to visit HQs 2-3 days a week. 


Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Payroll Manager. We whole-heartedly adopt a ‘never idle' mindset. We also know that outstanding service begins and ends with our employees. So, we’re looking for good people to join our team. You bring your skills, talents, and drive. We will give you a great place to work, a competitive salary and benefits, and the resources and support to develop and advance within our global company.


How You’ll Make an Impact

The Payroll Manager reports to the VP, Total Rewards and leads the Payroll Department. The Payroll Manager builds and develops a strong and integrated team that leverages technology and processes to ensure accurate, timely and efficient payroll processes and outcomes for the company. Provides insight into real time payroll-related costs, business improvement initiatives and regulatory compliance. A continuous process improvement orientation reviews rework, errors, and adjustments to identify opportunities for greater efficiency and effectiveness. In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Ensuring accurate and timely preparation and balancing of multiple weekly/bi-weekly and special (off-cycle) payrolls for salaried and hourly employees located within 40+ U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Drafts payroll policy and recommends procedural changes for the Payroll Department. Manages outside payroll    vendors, such as ADP, for production, funding, problem resolution and error correction. Develops, implements and maintains payroll disaster recovery and pandemic processing emergency plans.
  • Handling various payroll adjustments, including shortages, garnishments, vacation pay, bonuses, etc.  Prepares periodic payroll-related analyses, statements, and projections. Assists managers with U.S. FLSA/state non-exempt employee hours worked monitoring and overtime pay.
  • Building and leading the Payroll team, developing payroll processes and procedures, and execution of all payroll functions. Assists with the development and maintenance of the workforce management system. Leads continuous process improvement of payroll systems and technology.
  • Maintaining accurate payroll data in accordance with company accounting, tax and audit policies, and compliance with IRS and state/local wage and hour record retention regulations. Responsible for all tax compliance requirements related to payroll, including, but not limited to, federal, state, and local tax and reporting, garnishments, tax levy’s and child support orders. Ensures adherence with US FLSA, state and/or local jurisdiction exempt and non-exempt  overtime payment requirements.   
  • Ensuring manager and employee issues, questions and concerns are responded to promptly, whether directly or through other members of the HR and payroll team. Proactively addresses ongoing problems.
  • Acting as payroll project management lead including, but not limited to, HRIS programs, acquisitions, new policies, changes to benefits or compensation plans, tax (including withholdings) law, state/local sick pay/family leave, etc.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as determined by Valvoline from time to time in its sole discretion.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in Accounting or Business 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a full-cycle, multi-state payroll function within the U.S and Canada
  • Corporate accounting department experience recommended
  • Experience in a smaller, rapidly changing, environment where you have had significant responsibility for creating and enhancing policies and procedures
  • Experience setting up and managing various state tax accounts and filings
  • A minimum of two years of supervisory responsibility
  • HRIS experience: SAP, UKG, ADP, Workday
  • Working knowledge of federal/state wage and hour regulations
  • Extensive knowledge of the payroll function including preparation, balancing, internal control and payroll taxes

  • Understanding of accounting processes and procedures and US GAAP

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; exceptional attention to detail. Proficient with Excel.

  • Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy, which requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills

  • Ability to lead and develop a small team, creating and driving an inclusive culture

  • Ideal team player virtues

  • Customer oriented, with strong communication skills across all levels of the organization

  • Proven experience with HRIS and Payroll Systems, preferably SAP and ADP

  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to problem-solve and multi-task

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • MBA
  • APA Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)

Benefits That Drive Themselves

  • Health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • HSA and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k)  
  • Incentive opportunity*
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays*
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement*
  • Adoption assistance*

*Terms and conditions apply, and benefits may differ depending on position.


Valvoline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Are you good at what you do? Join us.


The Company endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process.  Please contact Human Resources at 1-800-Valvoline or email to make a request for reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process.  The contact information is for accommodation requests only; do not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications.


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