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Amber Cochran Senior Payroll Specialist

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Amber Cochran

Senior Payroll Specialist

Office: (334) 321-4729 | Fax: 334-887-7221
1820 East University Drive, Auburn, AL 36830

Amber Cochran has been with Machen McChesney since April 2018. She is a Senior Payroll Specialist for FocusPay Solutions. In addition to processing daily payrolls, Amber oversees the filing of quarterly and year-end tax reports and prepares tax deposits. She coordinates daily workflow and cross-trains other team members, assisting in planning and implementing software changes and training. Amber comes to Machen McChesney from a local staffing agency where she spent 8 years in numerous roles, including Staffing, Office Management, and Payroll. This expanded her experience in recruiting, developing, and documenting HR policies, employee onboarding, unemployment, and employee labor law requirements.

Amber lives in Opelika, AL, with her daughter, Michaela, and her three dogs, Mason, Mia, and Moxie. 


  • Southern Union
    • Associates, Office Management and Supervision-Legal and Accounting
  • Southern Union
    • Associates, Office Administration-Accounting

Professional Affiliations

  • East Alabama Society for Human Resource Management
    • Past Treasurer