Payroll Specialist
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
 Des Plaines, IL

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), is a leading not-for-profit organization providing healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities. For over 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we're still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois, continuing that commitment to making a difference.

LSSI is growing and as a result of our growth, we are looking for a Payroll Specialist to join our team. The Payroll Specialist will be fully responsible for the entire payroll process for approximately 1500 employees across the organization. This is a great opportunity for someone who uses extreme care with their work and values accuracy and discretion. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide back up to the Director of Payroll in their absence
  • Audit changes to employee information entered into the payroll system
  • Process Pre-Audit, Post Audit and Committ of Biweekly Payroll
  • Manage and create reports within the payroll system and train managers/employees to run and filter reports to meet their needs
  • Provide timely and effective responses to payroll related employee inquiries


  • A minimum of 3 years of payroll experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel
  • Highly organized and analytical
  • Comfortable workin gin a fast-paced environment
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Ceridian experience- Dayforce preferred

Benefits and Perks:

Come be a part of this rewarding environment, and enjoy the knowledge that you’re helping others live better lives, as well as these career advantages:

  • Competitive salary based upon relevant education and experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare insurance, up to 26 days of paid time off per calendar year, 10 paid holidays, sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, and flexible hours
  • The training you need to learn, grow, and succeed

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law.