Payroll Specialist in Burlington

Burlington, Vermont
Accounting & Auditing
Job Type
Temp to Perm
US$ 18.00 - US$ 20.00 per hour
Reference Number
Venable, Jana, Spherion
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Job Description

Spherion Staffing, a national recruiting and staffing agency with a locally owned office in South Burlington, VT is seeking a Payroll Specialist in Burlington, Vermont. This is an exciting Temp-to-Hire opportunity with a growing organization in the health services industry! The ideal candidate will have 2 years of Payroll experience and be proficient in Microsoft Office and Payroll systems.

Please apply online at: Reference #: S_5774


The Payroll Specialist ensures accurate processing and recording of the company payroll, provides timely, accurate financial information and performs daily payroll processing tasks while working closely with employees and the software vendor to resolve all payroll related issues. This position also supports Accounting with monthly reporting, reconciliations, auditing and journal entry preparation.

Essential Functions:

Perform daily payroll operations.
Manage workflow to ensure payroll transactions are processed accurately and on time.
Reconcile payroll prior to and after transmission and validate confirmed reports.
Work with 3rd party software vendor to manage Evolution payroll system and resolve issues.
Collaborate with Supervisor and Accounting to create manual checks when needed.
Upload contribution data biweekly and annually to 401(k) vendor.
Respond promptly to all employee payroll-related questions.
Understand proper taxation of employer paid benefits.
Develop ad hoc reports as needed.
Monitor time off accruals.

Working hours: Standard Monday-Friday


Associates Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent education/experience.
2 years' Payroll experience preferred; knowledge of payroll principles and procedures.
Sensitivity with confidential material; professional confidentiality, diplomacy and tact.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Knowledge of payroll systems, software and financial programs.
Ability to build relationships and work harmoniously in a diverse team.
Ability to analyze and reconcile data, evaluate and solve problems.
Proactive self-starter with ability to function independently.

Spherion is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.



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