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Payroll Specialist

Anchorage, AK | Full Time
Expired

Job Description

Overview:

Performs advanced and complex activities regarding the daily administration of payroll processing functions in accordance with company guidelines and policies. Duties may include checking and auditing timekeeping records for compliance with established standards, maintaining time and attendance records, entering new hires into the payroll system, posting changes in pay and tax status, and miscellaneous changes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Verifies timesheet coding to be in compliance with the company coding structure.
  • Verifies signature information prior to processing timesheets.
  • Responsible for input of payroll data into the accounting system, computing wages, preparing and issuing weekly, bi-weekly and monthly payroll.
  • Prints payroll reports verifying payroll entries.
  • Reconciles and ensures accuracy of payroll and employee payroll information.
  • Compiles and verifies payroll data such as payroll taxes, benefits, annual leave/holidays, insurances, and other deductions.
  • Provides payroll data to support external audits such as workers’ compensation and DCAA and interacts with auditors as required.
  • Reviews, researches, analyzes, and resolves moderately complex issues raised by auditors.
  • Provides historical data for authorized requests.
  • Responsible for verifying all payroll-related contract information is properly set up for processing and is in accordance with all state and federal agencies involved.
  • Deploys steps to ensure that payroll functions are consistent and uninterrupted.
  • Reviews changes and updates master employee records in conjunction with HR.
  • Responds to urgent requests and/or emergency payroll transactions as presented by managers and/or employees.
  • Responds to questions from agencies on employee payroll-related issues.
  • Works closely with other personnel to provide friendly and consistent public and client views of our company.
  • Responds to employee requests for information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position will direct designated staff in daily tasks such as data entry and payroll filing.

Education and/or Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in payroll processing in a multi-company environment or equivalent related experience.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and extensive knowledge of payroll functions.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of accounting office practices, including proficiency in computer software programs that include Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of the following theory, principles, practices, and/or content: payroll processes and procedures, applicable laws, rules, regulations, and/or policies and procedures.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must demonstrate a good attitude and ability to work as a member of a Team. The position requires self-motivation and the ability to work effectively under a minimum of supervision. Must be able to multi-task efficiently, work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects, and have strong attention to detail.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

None Required

Security Clearance:

N/A

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to occasionally stand; walk; sit; use hands and/or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; operate office equipment, and reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

General office environment. Some travel may be required based on business demands.

 

Skills for Payroll Specialist

The job skills required for Payroll Specialist include Accounting, Payroll Processing, Attention to Detail, Data entry, Auditing, Office equipment etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be a Payroll Specialist. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by Payroll Specialist. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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