Payroll Specialist

Green Key Resources New York, NY

Responsibilities

· Prepare and process payroll in an accurate, compliant, and timely manner.

· Process special transactions (e.g. retroactive pay, mid-period increases, and garnishment).

· Load import files from multiple departments as pertains to payroll changes.

· Update payroll records by reviewing changes in tax exemptions, direct deposit information, and other applicable data.

· Understand state tax withholding requirements and allocate withholdings as appropriate.

· Generate termination and other additional checks as needed.

· Preserve documentation to support payroll transactions and ensure that approved transactions are processed.

· Reconcile payroll discrepancies.

· Review payroll work product of the other Payroll Administrators.

· Generate reports for accounting, human resources, and other departments to use for analytics.

· Research and analyze payroll reports and other projects assigned.

· Assist the Payroll Manager in centralization of payroll for the international offices.

· File payroll reports and documentation ensuring it can be easily retrieved for review and audit.

· Utilize firm software, such as MS Excel, to enter and format numerical data using formulas that can be cross-checked by the Payroll Supervisor; and create and save such worksheets, charts, and graphs.

· Respond to inquiries from managers and team members in a timely manner.


· Undergraduate degree and equivalent experience required.

· Minimum of 2 and up to 10 years of experience.

· Knowledge of international payroll calculation, processing, accounting principles and practices preferred.

· Excellent oral, written communication, analytic, and organizational skills.

· Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Office, and ADP required. Experience with Oracle Fusion and ADP Streamline a plus.

· General knowledge of employee benefits and employment practices preferred. Knowledge of FMLA, ADA, overtime laws, leave of absence laws, 401K, and Worker’s Compensation, as it applies to payroll administration, a plus.

· Willingness to work collaboratively as a member of a team with a positive attitude.

· Ability to complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision.

· Understanding of appropriate allocation of work and good prioritization skills.

· High level of attention to detail and meticulous follow through with a high level of client service.

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