Payroll Specialist

Location: Johnson City, TN
Date Posted: 08-16-2017
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.
·         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

·         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

·         APA and/or PHR certification
·         Experience with processing payroll in a Shared Services environment
·         Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
·         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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