Payroll Specialist

Date:  Jun 19, 2024

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office

About Our Company

Lids Sports Group is the largest licensed sports retailer in North America, selling fan and fashion-oriented headwear and apparel across the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. Operating out of Indianapolis, IN, our retail stores offer officially licensed headwear and apparel from collegiate and professional sports teams, plus top brands like Nike, New Era, Adidas, and Mitchell & Ness.

We currently operate 1,200+ locations domestically and 50+ internationally, including specialty concept stores for the NBA, NHL, Paris Saint-Germain, and numerous MLB teams. In recent years, Lids has built partnerships with iconic global brands including Marvel, Playboy, and the Harlem Globetrotters, and gained ambassadors like Justin Jefferson, Quavo, and Josephine Skriver – creating a community for both sports fans and fashion lovers.

The company is currently expanding with the goal of becoming the largest licensed brick-and-mortar sports retailer across the globe.

General Position Summary

Join our dynamic payroll team dedicated to maintaining precision and reliability in processing and recording the company’s payroll. As a vital member, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy of financial data while adhering to strict deadlines. Your responsibilities will include meticulous daily data entry for payroll processing and guaranteeing timely and precise dissemination of financial information. If you are dedicated to delivering quality service and possess a keen eye for detail, this opportunity is made for you to excel and contribute to our organization's success.

This position works fully in-person at the Lids corporate office in NW Indianapolis.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process weekly and biweekly payrolls for US, Canada, and Puerto Rico states for 6,000 employees.
  • Perform daily payroll department operations.
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely.
  • Reconcile payroll before transmission and validate confirmed reports.
  • Research and promptly respond to employee issues/questions with a customer-first mindset.
  • Determine dual state taxability for employees and tax where appropriate.
  • Process accurate and timely year-end reporting when necessary (W-2, W-2c, etc.).
  • Provide payroll reporting to support the business promptly.
  • Stay updated on payroll laws, regulations, and best practices.

Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Working knowledge of payroll best practices.
  • 1+ years’ experience processing payroll.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations.
  • Strong PC skills, including proficiency in Excel.
  • Strong work ethic and team player.
  • High degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material.
  • Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills.

Preferred Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • CPP preferred but not required.
  • Working knowledge of SAP and ADP Workforce Now is preferred but not required.

To be Successful in this Role

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Interested in compliance, enjoy working with numbers, and the ability to problem solve.
  • Customer service mindset: our employees are our customers!
  • With an open mindset and an interest in learning payroll, we would love to teach and grow our next payroll professional!

Reports To

Payroll Manager


EEO Statement:
Hat World, Inc., Lids Holdings, Inc., dba Lids and subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local EEO laws. Hat World, Inc., prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on the individual's race or color, religion or creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, sex, pregnancy status, age, military status, disability, or any other protected characteristic or class protected by law. Hat World, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation for disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

Notice to Applicants:
In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information. We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or future contract positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.

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Req ID: 18442 

Location: Corporate Office 

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis