Payroll Specialist (Corporate)

MGM Resorts International Las Vegas, NV

The Payroll Specialist conducts biweekly payroll processing, including timekeeping and audit processes for all employers, while ensuring accurate, efficient, and timely processing of payroll in accordance with departmental and company procedures, policies, and state and federal regulations and statutes.
  • Ensure accurate and prompt review and accounting of timekeeping, deductions, incomes, rate changes, and other data critical to meeting deadlines and compliance for biweekly and on-demand payroll processing.
  • Work with Payroll Management to research, test, plan, design, and enhance timekeeping and payroll systems and processes. Review and recommend new or revised practices and procedures to maximize the effectiveness of the Payroll function while protecting company assets.
  • Provide guidance and direction to property Time Editors in completion of their biweekly assigned tasks and duties, ensuring that all deadlines are coordinated and achieved while complying with established controls and processes.
  • Create, revise, and/or maintain system transactions and reconcile payroll data for biweekly and on-demand payroll cycles, including, but not limited to all payroll cycle processes and pay check maintenance updates and adjustments as necessary to support accurate cycle completion.
  • Notify Payroll Management immediately of irregularities or errors. Analyze irregularities related to clocking, system data, transaction entries, resolutions, and other related scenarios. Assist Payroll Management in formulating action plans to identify and reduce the number of paycheck errors. Make recommendations for operational enhancements that would provide for more streamlined processes or compliance while maintaining maximum customer service to all clients.
  • Attend meetings as required or requested for department initiatives and updates.
  • Ensure that accurate, organized, and current payroll records are maintained and record retention requirements are met in accordance with federal and state regulations.
  • Generate reports on a regular or on-demand basis to support payroll processing.
  • Assist with payroll audits, providing all documents relative to processing and balancing.
  • Facilitate consistent and timely resolution of all employee issues, concerns, and questions by responding to communications received from employees/HR by telephone, Neocase or email.
  • Actively participate in a work environment that promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and accountability. Comply with all company policies, legal requirements, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned and required by Payroll Management.
  • Perform other job related duties as requested.


  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.


  • At least 1 year Finance, Accounting or Payroll experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • FPC or CPP certification.
  • Previous experience using Workday or Kronos.
  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.


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