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Position: Payroll/ Benefits Specialist

Job Description:
Under general direction from the staff accountant, the payroll coordinator is responsible for completing all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization’s weekly and semi-monthly payroll processing objectives, including all reporting requirements for 401k, worker’s compensation, and taxing authorities. This position requires an extremely detail-oriented person with significant knowledge of payroll administration, including federal, multi-state and local withholding and unemployment tax return and benefits administration for Human Resources Department.
Responsible For:
• Processing payroll for hourly and salaried employees
• Maintaining and auditing time and attendance records for compliance with established standards
• Reviewing and ensuring accuracy of all payroll input and output
• Calculating all garnishments, deductions, vacation and sick leave
• Preparing federal, multi-state and local withholding tax returns
• Preparing federal and multi-state unemployment tax returns
• Remitting all tax liabilities timely
• Reporting and remitting worker’s compensation insurance
• Reporting and remitting 401k deferrals and loan payments
• Posting payroll related manual payments in Purchasing module
• Processing W-2’s, 1095’s, and other year-end reporting
• Updating accounting system with pertinent employee data
• Creating various payroll and management reports for external/internal audits
• Preparing monthly payroll accrual
• Maintaining orderly filing system for payroll records in accordance with the file retention policy
• Maintaining payroll procedural outline
• Maintaining working knowledge of current payroll related law and regulations
• Providing employment verifications including governmental inquiries
• Assisting with 401k administration by updating employee information on TPA website
• Assisting with audits as needed
• Assisting employees with any questions and/or concerns
• Assisting with related special projects, as needed
• Assisting HR Manager with benefits administration and reporting.

Minimum Training, Education and Experience Requirements:
• Associates/Bachelor’s degree required (equivalent educational training or business experience may be accepted)
• Minimum 3 years payroll administration experience necessary
• Experience using Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains or similar software is preferred
• Intermediate knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office including Excel and Outlook is necessary
• Able to effectively interface with internal and external customers
• Must be able to handle confidential information with maximum discretion
• Able to understand business principles and apply them accordingly
• Able to work independently and on a team within a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrate good judgment while managing projects, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines with a sense of urgency
• Detail-oriented, organized, efficient, and proactive
• Excellent interpersonal/presentation skills
• Excellent written/verbal communication skills
• High level of accountability and flexibility
• High level of self-confidence, professional grooming and demeanor, positive, self-starter and high degree of emotional stamina
• Open and willing to receive and give constructive critique
• Strong analytical and quantitative skills
Behavior Competencies:
To perform the job successfully, the individual must demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in-group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

Corporate office environment
Ability to interface with a variety of personnel on a day-to-day basis
Ability to multi-task quickly with many interruptions throughout the day

• Associates/Bachelor’s degree required (equivalent educational training or business experience may be accepted)
• Minimum 3 years payroll administration experience necessary
• Experience using Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains or similar software is preferred
• Intermediate knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office including Excel and Outlook is necessary
Strong Benefits Administration background

Application Requirements:
send resume to [email protected]

Job Posted:
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