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Senior Payroll Specialist

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General Description: The Senior Payroll Specialist will be responsible for assisting in processing payroll for a rapidly growing organization. Working with a seasoned payroll team to support regular payroll activities.



  • Ensure that payrolls are processed timely and consistently based on payroll procedures.
  • Assists in the various activities of processing bi-weekly payroll for group of 1500+ employees.
  • Assist employees, managers and HR with questions and issues regarding pay discrepancies, pay practices, process and procedures as well as payroll related benefit questions.
  • Create and review reports each week to ensure the accuracy of the information.
  • Process salary continuation payments, commissions, other earnings and deductions based on company policies.
  • Run reports to ensure to ensure that all employees are paid accurately this will include custom reports
  • Request stop payments/direct deposit reversals, as necessary.
  • Create manual checks when required based on state, local and federal tax regulations.
  • Process employee garnishments and court orders, including responding to any inquiries and questionnaires regarding the order.
  • Verify payroll output. Document and file all appropriate back-up materials.
  • Comply with Sarbanes Oxley Practices and is able to provide documentation on all items entered when requested.
  • Conducts research of complex issues and participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Make recommendation to Payroll Supervisor and Manager for process improvements as necessary.
  • Additional responsibility will include one or more of these special areas of focus; tax, garnishment, UTM and reconciliation.
  • Assist Payroll Supervisor with mentoring of other payroll team members as needed.


Personal and Organizational Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information and situation with discretion.
Job ID: 2215
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