Payroll Specialist

Location: Johnson City, TN
Date Posted: 08-16-2017
SUMMARY:
 
The Payroll Specialist is responsible for the processing of high volume, multi-state payroll in an accurate and efficient manner.  Serves as a point of contact for employee inquiries while ensuring strict confidentiality and maintaining good customer relations.  Follows established procedures to accomplish transactions.  The Payroll Specialist will report to the Payroll Manager.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Verify employee timesheets for accuracy and completeness
·         Enter new employee data and update existing employee data in ADP
·         Answer payroll and special pay allowance questions
·         Enter and process garnishments imposed by federal or state entities
·         Assist with the annual processing of W2’s
·         Meet all applicable deadlines for payroll processing
·         Identify gaps in controls as other locations are centralized
·         Update and maintain spreadsheets as needed
·         Identify opportunities to streamline payroll processing
·         Provide backup coverage for other roles as requested


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
 
Required:
·         Associate’s degree + 4 years equivalent payroll experience or Bachelor’s degree + 2 years equivalent payroll experience
·         Familiarity with ADP and/or Ceridian payroll processing systems highly desirable
·         Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
·         Familiar with workflow and document imaging tools
·         Experience with Microsoft Office applications
 

Desired:
·         APA and/or PHR certification
·         Experience with processing payroll in a Shared Services environment
·         Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
 
Skills/Competencies:
·         Excellent attention to detail and compliance with business rules and procedures
·         Excellent interpersonal skills across all levels in the organization
·         Must possess strong customer service skills
·         Ability to adhere to strict deadlines and manage multiple priorities
·         Strong detail orientation and accuracy level
·         Flexibility in assigned day-to-day tasks
·         Must be a team player and assist wherever needed
·         Open to new ideas and comfortable with bringing up opportunities for improvement
 
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